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Join us for a crash course on building your own website using Python at PyCon Africa 2019

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Django Girls

Are you are a Female and want to learn how to make websites? We live in a world that technology keeps growing rapidly and transforms many people lives. We use it every day, but not all of us know how to shift from 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: we are holding a one-day workshop for beginners!

This workshop is aimed at total beginners. You don't need to know anything about programming to participate. You just need to bring your own wifi-enabled laptop on Tuesday the 6th August, 2019 and all day Wednesday 7th August, 2019 and have a sufficient understanding of English to follow our English-language tutorial. It will take place at the Bank of Ghana Auditorium, University of Ghana. in Accra πŸ‘©β€πŸ’».

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!

Workshops are free of charge and if you cannot afford coming to Accra 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.

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.

Apply for the workshop!

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


Schedule

Meet us at Bank of Ghana Auditorium, University of Ghana.

Tuesday, 6th August: Installation Party! 🎊

  • 9:30 am - Introductions and lightning talks.
  • 10:00 am - Installation starts!
  • 11:00 am - Introduction to CMD and Python!
  • 12:30 pm - Afternoon break (30mins)
  • 4:30 pm - Party's over. Go rest and get some sleep!

Wednesday, 7th August: Workshop Day! 🎊

  • 7:30 am - Arrival
  • 8:00 am - Breakfast
  • 8:30 am - Lightning talks
  • 9:00 am - Workshop Begins
  • 11:00 am - Morning break(15mins)
  • 1:30 pm - Lunch (30mins)
  • 3:15 pm - Afternoon break(15mins)
  • 5:00 pm - Wrap-up and Thanks

Applications are now Closed!

Due to an overwhelming response, we have officially closed registrations to Django Girls PyCon Africa. Big thank you to all who have signed up!

You'll be informed about acceptance or rejection by July 28th (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 Ghana but will be at PyCon Africa, can I attend?

Of course! Workshops will be in English, so if you have no troubles with speaking and understanding English - you should 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 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.

Is PyCon Africa conference good for a total beginner?

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

Is food provided?

Yes. Thanks to PyCon Africa, snacks and lunch will be served during workshops.

Become a Coach!!!

We need some lovely coaches to help us make this event happen! You don't have to be a Django pro but having experience is always a plus!

If you have any questions just email us and we will be happy to help you out. You will need to be available to attend from X:00pm on Tuesday 6th August and 08:00am-05:30pm on Wednesday Tuesday 7th August.

if you're interested ❀️

  1. Read the Django Girls Coach Manual.

Django Girls

This workshop 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 it touch