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Build a website using Django in London on December 9th!

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Django Girls London

If you want to learn how to build websites, then this DjangoGirls workshop is perfect for you! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ

Come along to the workshop at Skyscanner's venue on the 9th December for a free one-day workshop where you can learn to build your own blog website using Django!

We strongly believe in the value of diversity, and these events aim to kickstart and support women in tech. We will have a super supportive and encouraging environment where you can always ask questions and get the most out of this event. ๐ŸŒท

You don't need to have coded before, just need to be super excited to learn! ๐Ÿš€

There will be an installation party on the evening of the 8th December where you can meet the coaches and other attendees, as well as install all of the software you will need for the workshop the next day.

On the 9th of December we will have the full-day workshop where you can work with the people you met at the installation party to build a website!! ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป

Schedule

Friday, 8th December 2017

18:30-19:00 Registration
19:00-20:30 ๐ŸŽŠ Installation party ๐ŸŽŠ
20:30++ Mingle โœจ

Saturday, 9th December 2017

09:00-09:30 Hello ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ and Breakfast ๐Ÿฅž
09:30-10:00 Settle down and Welcome ๐ŸŒˆ
10:00-12:00 Workshop
12:00-12:45 Lunch ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ‡
12:45-16:30 Workshop (again!)
16:30-17:00 Finish up! And Goodbye ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ
17:00++ Mingle!

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Apply!

Applications are now closed! Thank you so much to everybody who applied- we will be getting back to you shortly with the outcome ๐Ÿ’–

Do I need to know anything about websites or programming?

Nope! You don't have to have any previous coding experience at all to come along!

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

Of course! We won't be able to offer travel scholarships unfortunately, but come along if you can make it โœจ

Should I bring my own laptop?

Yes. We have no hardware, so we need you to bring your computer with you please! It's also important to us that you take home everything youโ€™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, so don't worry. You can also check out the Django Girls tutorial online to see!

Is food provided?

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

Why are you doing this?

It is incredibly important to us that everybody who has an interest in tech has an opportunity to explore it! We want everybody to have a supportive and encouraging environment to start out ๐ŸŒบ

Become a Coach!!

We need some lovely coaches to help us make this event happen! You don't have to be a Django pro but having experience is always a plus!

If you have any questions just email us and we will be happy to help you out. You will need to be available to attend on from 16:30-20:00 on Friday 8th December and 09:00-17:00 on Saturday 9th December.

Applications will close at 8pm on Friday 3rd November.

Apply to be a Coach!

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

Lotte

I am Dutch, 23 years old and a PhD student in Artificial Intelligence at Imperial College London. Besides nerding behind my computer I attempt to be active by dancing in a pole ('pole fitness' we like to call it), but my absolute favourite hobby is singing (mostly pop \& musical theatre).

JB

@julianobinder

I am a computer programmer! I play guitar and I support Django girls for a while. I have been your coach 3 times already! I love you!

Justyna Kaล‚uลผka

@jmkaluzka

I work as a software engineer in Skyscanner. Apart from technology ;) I enjoy travelling and sport. I support DG as I think it's super important to make technological industry as inclusive as possible!

Claire Puttock

I'm a low carbon energy consultant at Element Energy in Cambridge. I'm passionate about using my programming knowledge to help solve problems in the energy sector. Besides coding, I enjoy running and going to concerts.

Alex Pilcher

I'm a Senior Developer at Tate (www.tate.org.uk) and have been part of Tate's Digital team since 2008. We've been using Django here for around four years and, compared to other web frameworks I've worked with, I've found it a joy to use. I'd be delighted to help other developers at any level get started with Django - and I'd also just love to meet other women who code!

Viet Le

@vietlq

I love food, photography, traveling and technology. Sometimes I mentor CS students for engineering job interviews. Blockchain and cryptocurrencies currently excite me.

Leena

I work as a Software Engineer at M&S. I work on full stack applications for POC projects for the stores in M&S and we use several technologies such as angularjs, node.js, python. I have used flask framework to build python api's before. I came across Django after a friend introduced me to it. I started writing a blog using Django and was really interested in it. I supported Django girls Sheffield as a coach recently. I want to be coach again because it will help me support the girls community and help me improves my skills and experience in coaching.

Venue

Django Girls London workshop will take place at Skyscanner London!

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]