Free programming workshop for women

April 24 & 25, 2015 in Largo, Maryland

Django Girls

We will be setting the beat with laughter and coding on April 24 & 25 in Largo, Maryland. During this free workshop, High School girls will jump into the exciting world of building a website with Python & Django and meet new friends along the way. No experience required - just curiosity!

We believe the tech industry will benefit from bringing more women into engineering roles. As part of supporting that effort, we want to give you an opportunity to learn how to program.



Cupcakes & Computers

April 24th will also feature an event open to Elementary and Middle School girls to get them interested and excited about computers and technology

The workshop is free of charge, but we have a limited number of seats available. Applications will be accepted until April 17th.



Location

Prince George's Community College
Center for Advanced Technology
Cyber Cafe, 3rd Floor
301 Largo Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Schedule

Friday, April 24th 2015 || 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Django Girls Installation Party
Get to know the other attendees a little bit beforehand. Bring your laptop to have Pyton and Django installed for you to use on Saturday at the workshop. Stay for some pizza and cupcakes.

Cupcakes & Computers
Age based activities for Elementary and Middle School girls related to computers and technology. Pizza and of course cupcakes will be provided.


Saturday, April 25th 2015

09:00 am - 09:30 am || Installation Party, The Sequel
If you didn't make it to the Installation Party on Friday, plan to come early to get Python and Django installed on your machine.


09:30 am - 10:00 am || Registration & Breakfast
Sign in, grab some grub, and get ready to code!


10:00 am - 10:30 am || Welcome & Introduction of Coaches
Learn about the day and meet the people who will make it happen.


10:30 am - 12:00 pm || Introduction to Python
Enough small talk, lets jump in an see what Python is all about! We'll have hands on coding time, some awesome speakers and a break to grab something to drink and meet new friends.


12:00 pm - 01:00 pm || Lunch
Free food... and some free time to chat with your amazing coaches.


01:00 pm - 02:30 pm || Django Workshop
Take your rockin' skills that you learned in the morning and code a website. We'll also take some time to grab some snacks and learn about programming as a career.


02:30 pm - 03:00 pm || Wrap Up
Showcase what you learned and find out how to learn more. Trade emails with new friends or enjoy some free time to keep coding!

Applications are now open!

To register to participate please visit the event pages on the CRTC Website.

Django Girls Cupcakes & Computers

How much does thie workshop cost?

Nothing, nada, zip, zilch. It's free - you just need to be excited!

Who is this workshop aimed for?

Django Girls Largo is for High School girls who have basic knowledge of working with a computer and want to check out what programming is all about. Girls may bring a parent but are not required to. If parents elect to stay, they will need to provide their own lunches & snacks.

Do I need to know anything about websites or programming?

Not at all! This workshop is for beginners. No prior experience in programming is required.

Should I bring my own laptop?

Yes, you must bring your laptop. Our goal is for you to take home all of the code you write during the workshop so you can continue to experiment with it.

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.

Be a Coach!

If you know Python and Django,we would be excited to have you join us as a coach! Please fill out a coach's application on the CRTC Website here.

We will contact you soon!

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: [email protected]