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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 weekend workshop for beginners!

The workshop will take place June 24th, 25th, and 26th at Sprint Accelerator in Kansas City, MO.

Kansas City Women in Technology's ongoing mission is to grow the number of women in technology careers in Kansas City. KCWiT is excited to introduce women to coding and technology through this Django Girls workshop. 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 some meals will be provided. Don't wait too long; you can apply for the workshop through May 20th, 2016!

Schedule

June 24th-26th, 2016

Friday, June 24th

  • 6:30 - 7:00pm Attendee check in
  • 7:00 - 9:00pm Install & pizza party

Saturday, June 25th

  • 9:30 - 10:00 am Attendee check in & light breakfast buffet
  • 10:00 - 10:15am Opening presentation & kickoff
  • 10:15am - 12:30pm Session
  • 12:30 - 1:30pm Lunch break
  • 1:30 - 6:00pm Session
  • 7:00 - 9:00pm Mentor/coach thank-you dinner
  • 9:00 - 11:00pm After party

Sunday, June 26th

  • 10:00am - 12:00 pm Attendee networking brunch with local tech employers

Applications are now closed!

Application process closed on May 20th. Want to get on the waiting list for the next event? Shoot us an email at kansascity[at]djangogirls[dot]org!

Apply here!

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 Kansas City, can I attend?

Of course! Groups of women from Omaha and Oklahoma City will be driving in to join us! You can book a room at the Sheraton Crown Center Hotel, which is close to our venue.

Should I bring my own laptop?

Yes. We do not have hardware, so it is necessary that you bring your own computer. Furthermore, it is important that you are able to take home everything you write and create during workshops. If you have problems getting a laptop to bring, please email us at kcwomenintech[at]gmail[.]com and we'll see what we can do.

Do I need to have something installed on my laptop?

It would be helpful to have Django installed before workshops, but we wouldn't expect you to install anything on your own. Join us for the install & pizza party Friday night to get your laptop ready for the workshop!

Is food provided?

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

Venue

Django Girls Kansas City will take place at Sprint Accelerator in the Crossroads.



Sprint Accelerator is a community space, co-working space, and event space.

Coaches


Angie Klein
@akleinkc

Chip Warden
@lgw4

Frank Wiles
@fwiles

Garry Polley
@garrypolley

Jacob Burch
@jacobburch

Jen Motush
@jenmotush

Jennifer Wadella
@likeomgitsfeday

Jessica Ralston

Joshua Mitchell

Melissa Hill
@LeetaRenee

Sabrina Jones

Sandi Barr
@sandikbarr

Sarah Duitsman
@skduits

Sara Heins
@theheins57

Tim Baxter
@tbaxter

Be a Mentor!

We would be delighted if you would like to join us as a coach! Fill in the form here.

We will contact you :)

Django Girls

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

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

Sponsors & Partners

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Individual Donors

We couldn't be here without the support from amazing organizations and people 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 at kcwomenintech[at]gmail[.]com!