Free Introductory Python & Django workshop for women

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Django Girls

We are living in a world in which one cannot live without technology. We use it every day, but not all of us know how to shift from being only technology consumers to producing software. If you are a woman and you are interested in diving into the world of the internet with us - we have good news for you!

Just before one of the biggest Python conferences in the world, which gathers loads of talented programmers from all over the world - PyCon 2015 - starts we are holding a one-day workshop for beginners. It will take place on 9th April at Palais de Congres in Montréal.

The workshop is free of charge but you need to be in Montreal during the event. Don’t wait too long - you can apply for a pass only until 8th February! The selected participants will be notified by 22nd February.

Apply for a pass!

If you are an awesome lady and you want to learn what programming is all about in a friendly environment, 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 our one-day Django workshops during which you will create your first website
  • get a free PyCon US ticket (which normally costs around $350!), where you can meet people from the industry and learn more about programming
  • be fed by us - during the workshop and the conference food is provided

We have very limited space for the workshop, so make sure to fill out the form very carefully! We will choose the best applications based on the criteria described here.

Applications are now closed!

The application process closed on February 8th. If you applied, you'll be informed about acceptance or rejection by February 22nd.

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 Canada or US, can I attend?

Of course! The workshops will be in English (some groups can work in French), so if you have no trouble with speaking and understanding English - you should apply. You also need to be in Montreal during the workshop.

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 the workshop.

Do I need to have something installed on my laptop?

No. We will make sure that one of our coaches will help you out with this task.

Is PyCon US a conference good for a total beginner?

As a workshop attendee you will get a free ticket to the PyCon US -conference for Python programmers. Even though you are new to programming, the conference is a good place to meet many interesting people in the industry and find inspiration.

Is food provided?

Yes. We will provide food during the workshop. PyCon US will take care of the food during the conference, too.

Be a Mentor!

We would be delighted if you would like to join us as a mentor! If you want to help us bring more awesome women into the industry and you love teaching drop us a line at [email protected].

We will contact you :)

Django Girls

Django Girls @ PyCon US is a part of a 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].

Coaches


Ania Wszeborowska
@aniawsz

Anna Kupś
@nnkps

Batistek
@bmispelon

Caleb Smith
@CalebSmithNC

David Ray
@david_codes

Greg Loyse
@arachnegl

Honza Král
@honzakral

Justyna Kałużka
@jmkaluzka

Karen Tracey
@km_tracey

Kinga Kieczkowska
@kieczkowska

Rafał Stożek

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: [email protected]