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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 absolute beginners!

It will take place on Saturday 8th of July, 2017 at Dutse in Jigawa.

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 Jigawa but are very motivated to learn and then share your knowledge with others, we may have some funds to help you out with your travel costs and accommodation. Don't wait too long: you can apply for the workshop only until Saturday 24th of June, 2017!

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.

As a workshop attendee you will:

  • Attend a one-day Django workshop during which you will create your first website
  • Food, drinks and the GirlsWeb Jigawa Package will be given freely to all attendees.

We have space only for 50 people, so make sure to apply as soon a possible and fill out the form very carefully!

Applications will start soon!

Application process will start on Monday 29th of May, 2017 and closes on Saturday 24th of June, 2017 and you'll be informed about acceptance or rejection by 1st of July, 2017 (or sooner)!

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 Jigawa, 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 financial aid to get to Jigawa let us know. We are willing to help you!

Should I bring my own laptop?

Yes. We have no hardware, so 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.

Do I need to have something installed on my laptop?

We will make sure that one of our coaches will help you out with this task.

Is GirlsWeb Jigawa conference good for a total beginner?

As a workshop attendee you will get a free ticket to GirlsWeb 2017 - conference. Even though you are new to programming, conference is a good place to meet many interesting people and find inspiration.

Is food provided?

Yes. Thanks Python, Github & Our local sponsors; snacks, drinks and workshop kit 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 city, drop us a line

Sponsors

We couldn't be here without the support from 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 in touch