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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 17TH of MARCH, 2018 at the SHELL PROFESSORIAL CHAIR, OFFICE COMPLEX, DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, SAMARU CAMPUS, ZARIA in KADUNA STATE.

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 ZARIA 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 14th MARCH, 2018!

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. Details on workshop schedule will be out after selection of the accepted partcipants. There will be a Pre-Installation party on Friday 16th March against the main workshop on Saturday 17th March.

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, food is provided

We have space only for 40 people, so make sure to fill out the form very carefully!

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Friday 16th, March 2018 - Installation Party

14:00 - Registration

15:00 - Install Party Starts

17:00 - Install Party Ends

Saturday 17th, March 2018 - Main Workshop

08:00 - Breakfast

09:00 - Opening Remarks / Introductions

09:30 - Workshop Starts

13:00 - Lunch Break, Announcement & Sponsors Greetings

14:00 - Workshop Continues

17:00 - Wrap-Up, Closing Remarks, Group Photographs, Networking.

Applications are now open!

Application process closes on March 14th and you'll be informed about acceptance or rejection by March 15th (or sooner)!

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 Zaria, 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 Zaria or you need assistance with accommodation in Zaria - 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?

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.

Why is it important to attend the Pre-install Party?

You'll have a chance not only to get all the required software ready for the workshop but also meet your coach and your group members. It will make you feel relaxed and prepared for your adventure with programming!

Is food provided?

Yes. Thanks to our sponsors, snacks and lunch will be served during workshops.

Be a Mentor!

If you would love to volunteer to introduce the participants into the awesome world of programming, pls fill the form below
Be a Coach

We will contact you :)

Django Girls

Django Girls Minna 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 send an emial to [email protected]

Meet Our Coaches!!!