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Django Girls

If you are a female and you want to learn how to make websites, we have good news for you! We are holding a two-day workshop for beginners!

It will take place on 2nd and 3rd of October in -AkiraChix office, Ground Floor-, Nairobi, Kenya

We believe that 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 - female programmers!

Workshops are free of charge and if you can’t afford coming to Nairobi, but you are very motivated to learn and then share your knowledge with others, we have some funds to help you out with your travel costs and accommodation. Don’t wait too long - you can apply for a pass only until 12 th of September!

Apply for a pass!

If you are a woman, you know English and have a laptop - you can apply for a pass! You don’t need to know any technical stuff - workshops are for people who are new to programming.

As a workshop attendee you will:

  • attend two days Django workshops during which you will create your first website
  • be fed by us - during the workshop and food is provided

We have space only for 30 people, so make sure to fill the form very carefully!

Application are now open!

Application process closes on September 12 th and you'll be informed about acceptance or rejection by September 19 th (or sooner)!.

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 Nairobi, can I attend?

Of course! Every woman is welcomed to the workshop! If you need financial aid (Some proof would be nice) to get to Nairobi or you need assistance with booking of a hotel -let us know. We are willing to help you!

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 workshop.

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.

Schedule

2nd Oct 2014, Thursday

The schedule of the tough but fun work:

9:00 --10:00 Introduction and Speeches
10:05-- 12:30 Installation and Begin Coding
12:30 -- 1:30 Lunch
1:30 -- 3:30 back to code!
3:30 -- 3:45 - break
3:45 --5:00 More coding
5:00 Wrap Up, see you tomorrow!

3rd Oct 2014, Friday

Day 2 :

9:00 --10:00 Settle and quick reminder on starting the coding
10:05-- 12:30 Coding
12:30 -- 1:30 Lunch
1:30-- 3:30 Finalizing your coding
3:30 -- 3:45 break
3:45 --5:00 Reflection on the two days
5:00 Have Fun, Bye!, Ooooh Thank you drinks for Coaches (Undisclosed Location)

Be a Coach!

We would be delighted if you would like to join us as a coach! You will use the tutorial ( source) provided by Django Girls. Fill in the form here, but select the option to be a mentor.

We will contact you :)

Django Girls

Django Girls Nairobi is a part of bigger initiative: Django Girls. It is a non-profit organization and events are organized by volunteersin different places of the world.

To see the source for the program find us on gihub: github.com/DjangoGirls.

If you want to bring Django Girls to your city, drop us a line: [email protected].

Sponsors

If you want to contribute and support our goal, please get in touch: [email protected]