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Django Girls Makurdi

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 24th and 25th February, 2017 at Benue State University Markurdi.

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!

The Workshop is free of charge and if you cannot afford coming to Makurdi but are very motivated to learn and then share your knowledge with others, we may be able to to help you out with your travel and and accommodation cost. Don't wait too long: you can apply for the workshop only until 15th February 2017!

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 - 50 people, so make sure to fill out the form very carefully!

Schedule

Meet us at Department of Math / Computer Science Lecture Theatre 1, Benue State University, Makurdi.

Friday 24th February, 2017 - Installation Meet-up

  • 1:00 pm -> Install Meet-up starts
  • 5:00 pm -> Install Meet-up ends
  • At the installation meet-up, Coaches will help participants install softwares that will be used on the second day of the workshop and give introductory guides to the workshop

Saturday 25th February, 2017 - Workshop day

  • 7:30 am -> Workshop registration and Breakfast
  • 8:00 am -> Introduction to the workshop
  • 8:15 am ->Workshop starts
  • 12:30 pm -> Lunch Break
  • 1:00 pm -> Continue with workshop
  • 4:30 pm -> Wrap-up, Thanks and Lightning Talks!

Applications are now Closed

Do I need to know anything about websites or programming?

It would be helpful to have Django installed before workshops, but we 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. In fact, that is what our pre-install party helps you with!

I am not living in Makurdi, can I attend?

Yes, you can! We welcome people from all over. If you will not be able to attend the workshop without support, send an email to [email protected] explaining your circumstances and we will see what we can do about getting you to Makurdi.

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.

Is Django Girls Makurdi conference good for a total beginner?

Yes. And aside what you will learn, the workshop is a good place to meet many interesting people in the industry and find inspiration.

Is food provided?

Yes. Thanks to Our Sponsors, snacks and lunch will be served during workshops because we believe people learn better when their stomachs are full.

Be a Coach!

A great shoutout to all the awesome folks who have volunteered to be coaches for our workshop! We have all the coaches we need now. You can still volunteer to coach for Django Girls Kogi. Sign up here to coach at Django Girls Workshop in Kogi.

Django Girls

Django Girls Makurdi 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 get it touch

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