Free programming workshop for women

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Django Girls

Would you like to learn about how to build websites, but don’t know where to start? We’re hosting a free workshop to teach 30 women how to build websites from scratch.

It will take place on June 11th, 2017 at Red Hat in Raanana 34 Jerusalem st., Building A, floor 1.

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 women from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. You'll work through the Django Girls tutorial (and build your own blog site) 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.

Don't wait too long - you can apply for the workshop only until May 28th, 2017!

Workshop Schedule

If you are a woman, know Hebrew or English and have a laptop, you can apply for our event! You don't need to know any technical stuff – our workshop is for people who are new to programming.

As a workshop attendee you will:

  • 08:30 - Check In/Setup and Breakfast
  • 09:00 - Welcome and Workshop begins!
  • 12:00 - Lunch
  • 13:00 - Workshop resumes
  • 17:00 - Wrap-up and thanks

PyCon Israel 2017

Participants receive free tickets to attend PyCon Israel, on June 12-13 at The Wohl Center, Bar Ilan University.

Applications are closed!

Thanks to everyone who applied! Answers will be sent on June 2nd!

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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!

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 Israel conference good for a total beginner?

As a workshop attendee you will get a free ticket to PyCon Israel - 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.

How will the workshop work?

We have a Friday night installfest to get your computer set up. Then Sunday we'll build a project using Django, HTML & CSS. You'll work in small groups and we'll have plenty of tutors on hand to help if you get stuck.

Why are you doing this?

Because we want to get more women involved in technology.

Is food provided?

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

Be a Mentor!

We are looking for coaches for our upcoming workshop! Drop us a line at [email protected] and we will be in touch!

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

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

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

Meet the Coaches!

Meet the Organizers!

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