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Django Girls London

Would you like to learn about how to build websites, but don’t know where to start? Learning how to code can seem like an impossible task so we’ve decided to put on a workshop to show 36 programming-beginners how it can be done, and get them excited about the world of technology.

Join us on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd April 2016 for a free two-day workshop in central London, where we’ll be giving attendees the chance to learn about programming and to ultimately build their own website.

Django Girls London is a crash course that is aimed at complete beginners. You don’t need to know anything about programming, we just expect you to bring your own laptop, to be able to commit the evening of Friday 22nd April and all-day Saturday 23rd April and to have a sufficient understanding of English so you’re able to follow our English tutorial.

You will work through the tutorial in a small group of three attendees and one coach so you’ll be able to do it at your own pace.

Schedule

Friday, 22nd April 2016

19:30 - Official opening & lightning talks from community members
20:00 - Installation party: Install required software on your laptop
20:30 - Have some drinks and get to know everybody
22:30 - See you tomorrow!

Saturday, 23rd April 2016

9:00  - Light breakfast & coffee
9:30  - Workshops kick off
13:00 - Lunch on us
14:30 - Back to coding
18:00 - Wrap up

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Applications will be closed on the 24th of March. You'll be informed about acceptance on the first week of April.

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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 can still apply!

I'm not living in London, can I attend?

Of course! If you can get yourself to London, you should apply.

Should I bring my own laptop?

Yes. We have no hardware, so we expect you to bring your computer with you. It's also important to us that you take home everything you’ve written and created during the workshops.

Do I need to have something installed on my laptop?

We will install everything together at the installation party on the Friday evening before the workshop.

Is food provided?

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

Why are you doing this?

Because we're female programmers ourselves in an industry dominated by men, so we want to see more women getting involved with technology.

Venue

Django Girls London workshop will take place in Fitzrovia and will be hosted by Potato on 97 Tottenham Court Rd in London.

Potato specialises in the development of web applications - often built using Python and Django. They take pride in providing a rewarding and enjoyable place to work in, fostering a perfect environment for producing the best code.

It's that attitude that made us believe that this is the right place for this event.

Django Girls

Django Girls London 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: [email protected].

Coaches

Anannya Kumarvel

Benedicte Slee
@benedicteslee

Daniel Roseman
@danielroseman

David Buxton
@davidwtbuxton

Eleni Lixourioti
@geekfish_

Georges Dubus

Juliano Binder
@julianobinder

Maria Feria

Matt Weller

Päivi Suomela
@peconias

Sponsors

We couldn't be here without the support from amazing people and the organisations who have 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]