Free programming workshop for women

Build your first website at the DjangoPython Event 2017 in Ibadan City!

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Django Girls

If you are a woman and want to learn how to make websites, we have good news for you: we are holding a one-day workshop for beginners!

It will take place on 26th, May, 2017 at The Software Lab, Highland College of Technology, Samonda (Adjacent Dominican University) in the CITY of Ibadan.

We believe the IT industry will greatly benefit from bringing more women into technology. We want to give you an opportunity to learn how to program and become one of us – women programmers!

Workshops are free of charge and if you cannot afford coming to IBADAN CITY but are very motivated to learn and then share your knowledge with others, we may find a means to arrange something for you. Don't wait too long: you can apply for the workshop only until MAY 22nd!

Apply for the workshop!

If you are a woman, know English and have a laptop, you can apply for our event! You don't need to know any technical stuff – our workshop is for people who are new to programming.

No Laptop? No problems! You can still apply for our event! We are arranging some desktops to help out. But you will need to register and indicate early

As a workshop attendee you will:

  • attend a one-day Django workshop during which you will create your first website
  • be fed by us: during our event, refreshments are provided

We have space only for 30 people, so make sure to fill out the form very carefully!

Applications are now open!

Application process closes on May 23rd and you'll be informed about acceptance or rejection by May 25th (or sooner)!

The Workshop Schedule is as follows:
9:00 - Registration starts
9:30 - Welcome Address / presentation Plus General Introductions
10:00 - Workshop starts
1:00 - Lunch / Refreshments (and dance!) Break
1:40 - Workshop Restarts
3.30/4:00 pm - Workshop Ends
4:30 - Closing Remarks; Pictures

Register

Do I need to know anything about websites or programming?

No! Workshops are for beginners. You don’t need to know anything about it. However, if you have a little bit of technical knowledge (i.e. you know what HTML or CSS are) you still can apply!

I am not living in Ibadan, can I attend?

Of course! Workshops will be in English, so if you have no troubles with speaking and understanding English - you should apply. If you need you do have any special need, please let us know. We are willing to help you!

Should I bring my own laptop?

Yes. We expect you to bring your computer with you. It is also important for us that you will take home everything you’ll write and create during workshops. Fortunately, we are making a few arrangemnts with our sponsors to have some hardware supplied. However, you will need to indicate early.

Do I need to have something installed on my laptop?

It would be helpful to have Django installed before workshops, but wouldn't expect you to install anything on your own.We will make sure that one of our coaches will help you out with this task. We normally schedule a day before the event to sort out installation issues. Don't worry, you will be in good hands.

Is the Ibadan Django-Python conference good for a total beginner?

Learning to speak any language on your own can be frustrating, discouraging and slow. Even though you are new to programming, the conference is a good place to meet many interesting people in the industry and find inspiration.

Is food provided?

Yes. Light refreshments and snacks will be served during workshops.

Be a Mentor!

We would be delighted if you would like to join us as a mentor! Contact us if you're interested ❤️

Django Girls

This workshop is a part of bigger initiative: Django Girls. It is a non-profit organization and events are organized by volunteers in different places of the world.

To see the source for the program find us on Github: github.com/DjangoGirls.

If you want to bring Django Girls to your school, drop us a line

Sponsors

We appreciate the fantastic support of Codify, Highland College of Technology and Primera Consults for releasing their facilities, time, money and people!

We couldn't be here without the support from these amazing people and organizations who donated money, knowledge and time to help us make this a reality. If you want to contribute and support our goal, please get it touch