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Django Girls

We live in a world where one must interact with technology daily. Unfortunately, not all of us know how to shift from only consuming technology to producing it. If you are a woman and are interested in diving into the world of the internet with us - we have good news for you!

Just before PyCon 2017, one of the biggest Python conferences in the world, we are holding a two day workshop for beginners. It will take place on May 12 and May 13 at NXT Industries in Portland, OR.

This workshop is aimed at total beginners. You don't need to know anything about programming to participate. You just need to join us the evening of Friday the 12th and all day Saturday the 13th and have a sufficient understanding of English to work with our English-speaking coaches.

You'll work through a tutorial in small groups of three with a coach, so you'll be able to learn at your own pace.

We are trans-inclusive and encourage applications from all women and non-binary people.

Schedule

Meet us at NXT Industries, 1302 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

Friday, May 12: Installation Party!

  • 6:00 pm - Dinner
  • 6:30 pm - Introductions and lightning talks from coaches, sponsors, and awesome people from the Python/Django community
  • 7:30 pm - Installation starts!
  • 9:00 pm - Party's over. Get some sleep!

Saturday, May 13: Workshop Day!

  • 8:30 am - Check-in and badge pickup
  • 9:00 am - Welcome and Introductions
  • 9:30 am - Workshop
  • 10:45 am - Morning break
  • 12:30 pm - Lunch (1 hour)
  • 3:15 pm - Afternoon break
  • 5:30 pm - Wrap-up and thanks

Applications have closed.

The application process closed on April 16th and you'll be informed about acceptance or rejection on May 1st (or sooner)!

Do I need to know anything about websites or programming?

No! Workshops are for beginners. However, if you have a little bit of technical knowledge (i.e. you know what HTML or CSS are) you should still apply!

I am not living in Portland, can I attend?

Of course! At this time we are not able to offer travel scholarships, however.

Should I bring my own laptop?

We prefer that you bring your own wifi-enabled laptop with you. It is important for us that you be able to take home everything you’ll write and create during the workshop. If you're not able to bring a laptop, we can loan one to you for the duration of the workshop.

Do I need to have something installed on my laptop?

We'll help you install what you need! Don't worry, all the software you'll use is free.

Is food provided?

Yes. Thanks to our generous sponsors, you'll have dinner at the installation party, and breakfast, lunch, and snacks during the workshop.

How do I get to the venue?

You can reach NXT Industries using the Portland public transit system. The TriMet Trip Planner is very helpful!

Is the venue accessible?

Yes, NXT Industries is fully accessible.

Can I participate if I have low vision or am hard of hearing?

While we do not have any special facilities for attendees who are Deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or have low vision, our coaches will use text-based communication if it will help you.

Will there be a quiet room available?

Yes.

Will there be child care?

Yes! We have free on-site supervised play for a limited number of children.

I need an accommodation not listed here.

Please send us an email at [email protected] so we can work out a plan with you!

Why are you doing this?

We want to assure women who are interested in technology that you are not alone! We want to give women a safe space to learn, ask questions, make new friends, and feel supported as they learn something new.

Meet the organizers!

Be a Mentor!

Mentor applications are now closed. Please contact us to learn about upcoming workshops!

Can I be a coach if I am not a woman?

Yes! While the workshop is limited to women participants, we welcome men who support the mission of Django Girls to apply to be a coach.

Django Girls

Django Girls PDX is a part of bigger initiative: Django Girls, a non-profit organization that helps women organize free, one-day Django workshops. Events are organized by volunteers all over 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

Sponsors

We wouldn'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: [email protected]