Free programming workshop for women

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Django Girls

If you are a woman and want to learn how to make websites, we have good news for you: we are holding a one-day workshop for beginners!

It will take place on 21st, April, 2018 at Mass Central, Harold Wilson Road, opposite Police Station in Borikiri.

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 Port Harcourt 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. Don't wait too long: you can apply for the workshop only until 7th April, 2018!

Apply for the workshop!

If you are a woman, know 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:

  • 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 40 people, so make sure to fill out the form very carefully!

Workshop Schedule

Friday 20th, April 2018 - Installation Party

13:00 - Registration

14:00 - Install Party Starts

17:00 - Install Party Ends

Saturday 21st, April 2018 - Workshop

08:00 - Breakfast

09:00 - Opening Remarks / Introductions

09:30 - Workshop Starts

13:00 - Lunch Break, Announcement & Sponsors Greetings

14:00 - Workshop Continues

17:00 - Wrap-Up, Closing Remarks, Group Photographs, Networking.

Applications are now open!

Application process closes on April 7th and you'll be informed about acceptance or rejection by April 10th (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 Nigeria, 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 Django Girls Rivers good for a total beginner?

As a workshop attendee you will get a free ticket to Django Girls Borikiri - 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 Django Girls, snacks and lunch will be served during workshops.

Be a Mentor!

We would be delighted if you would like to join us as a mentor! Contact us if you're interested ❤️

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