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March 27 & 28, 2015 in New York City

Django Girls NYC

If you are a woman and you want to learn how to make websites, it's time to get started: we are holding a one-day workshop for beginners! It will take place on March 28th in Manhattan, New York City.

We believe that tech industry will benefit from bringing more women into engineering roles. As part of supporting that effort, we want to give you an opportunity to learn how to program.

The workshop is free of charge but we have a limited number of seats available. The application period will be open until March 11th.

Schedule

Friday, March 27th 2015

18:00 - Check-in begins
19:00 - Official opening & lightning talks from community members
19:30 - Installation party: Install required software on your laptop
20:30 - Drinks, hors d'oeuvres and mingling
21:30 - Rest up for tomorrow!

Saturday, March 28th 2015

9:30  - Breakfast & coffee
9:30  - Workshop kick off
13:00 - Lunch on us
14:30 - Back to coding
18:00 - Wrap up & sendoff

Applications have closed

You will hear back by March 20, 2015 to find out if you've been accepted.

If you're wondering how we're selecting the attendees, you can take a look at our organizer's manual chapter on how to choose attendees.

Do I need to know anything about websites or programming?

Not at all! This workshop is for beginners. There are no prerequisites. If you have a little bit of technical knowledge (say you know what HTML or CSS are), however, you still can apply!

I am not living in New York City, can I attend?

Yes, but we are currently not offering any financial aid for travel or accommodations.

Should I bring my own laptop?

Yes, you must bring your laptop. Our goal if for you to take home all of the code you write during the workshop so you can continue to experiment with it.

Do I need to have something installed on my laptop?

It would be helpful to have Django installed before the workshop, but we don'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 generous sponsors, food will be provided throughout the workshop.

What other resources are there for me to continue learning?

We will provide several resources and ideas for you to continue on your path to becoming a programmer. For starters, check out the weekly Django hacknight.

If you're interested in exploring full-fledged courses, checkout General Assembly's Opportunity Fund.

Become a Coach!

Already know how to code? Want to help more women learn how to code, too? Then we would be delighted if you would like to join us as a coach at this workshop! Please email us at: [email protected]

We will contact you soon :)

Coaches


Alex Jerez
@notalexjerez

Elliot Ikheloa

Juey Ong

Julie Swoope
@julieswoope

Michel Biezunski

Nik Haldimann
@nikhaldi

Piero Palevsky

Rodrigo Guzman
@rodguze

Stephen Donaldson

Timothy Mullen

Speakers


Alexnadra Ackerman
@aaackerman

Angelina Fabbro
@hopefulcyborg

Kasra Rahjerdi
@jc4p

Laura Dobrzynski-Gessner
@lauradobrzynski

Liza Ramo
@lizaramo

 
 
 
 
 

Our Sponsors & Partners

Our deep appreciation goes to the amazing people and organizations who donated money, knowledge and time to help us make this a reality.

Become a Sponsor

If you want to help sponsor this workshop or future Django Girls workshops in New York City, please get in touch: [email protected]

Venue

Django Girls NYC will take place in Lower Manhattan and will be hosted by Stack Exchange on the 28th floor of 110 William Street. Take a tour of their beautiful space on Google's Indoor Maps.

Stack Exchange is a network of 130+ Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the preeminent site for programmers to find, ask, and answer questions about software development.

Get Involved

Django Girls NYC 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 gihub: github.com/DjangoGirls.

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