Free programming workshop for women

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22 October 2016

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Django Girls Milton Keynes

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!

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!


Django Girls Milton Keynes will take place on 22 October 2016 in The National Museum of Computing on Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes. Yes, we know what you're thinking, and you're right: we have the coolest venue for this workshop!

Workshops are free of charge and if you cannot afford coming to Milton Keynes but are very motivated to learn and then share your knowledge with others, we may have some funds to help you out with your travel costs and accommodation. Don't wait too long: you can apply for the workshop only until 20 September, 2016 .

Apply for the workshop!

We want women to experience what it is like to code and work with technology.

If you are a woman, know English and have a laptop, you can apply for our event! You don't need to know any technical stuff – our workshop is for people who are new to programming.

We are trans-inclusive and welcome all women from all walks of life to enjoy a day of learning. Men are welcome to attend as well. We don't want men out of the IT industry, we just want more women in it.

We take our Code of Conduct very seriously and expect everyone in the workshop to abide to it.

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

Applications are now closed

The application process closed on 28 September, and we're now preparing for a great day of coding. After that, who knows, we may organise another workshop in Milton Keynes! Keep an eye on Django Girls, and code on!

Register

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 Milton Keynes, can I attend?

Of course! If you are able to make it to Milton Keynes, workshops will be in English, so if you have no trouble with speaking and understanding English - you can apply.

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 Python and 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.

Is food provided?

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

Be a Mentor!

We would be delighted if you would like to join us as a mentor! Fill in the form here, but select the option to be a mentor.

We will contact you :)

Django Girls

Django Girls Milton Keynes 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 in touch.

Organisers

And here's us, the organisers :)