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What is Django Girls?

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

Join us San Diego, CA on July 9, 2017 to get a taste of web development with Python and Django.

We believe that 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—female programmers!

Workshops are free of charge and we want you here! Join us! 🎉

Applications are closed!

Due to the overwhelmingly awesome response we got for our July 2017 workshop, we’ve closed the applications. But don’t worry! We’ll have a workshop in January of 2018 and we want you to join us. Sign up for our email list and we’ll give you a heads up when our applications open up again.

Join PyLadies San Diego to get support in your learning journey all year round.

Do I need to know anything about websites or programming?

Nope! Workshops are meant for beginners; no prior knowledge needed. Even if you're not a total newbie (i.e. you know what HTML or CSS are) you still can apply!

Should I bring my own laptop?

Yes. We don't have any hardware, so we expect you to bring your computer with you. It is also important for us that you take home everything that you write and create during workshops.

Do I need to have something installed on my laptop?

It would be helpful to have Django installed before the workshop, but we don'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.

Why are you doing this?

We want to give women a safe space to learn, ask questions, make new friends, and feel supported as they learn something new.

I need an accommodation not listed here.

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

Is the venue accessible?

Yep! The facility is within ADA standards. Hooray!

Am I too young/old to apply?

No! We have no upper or lower age limit for the workshop, though minors need to be accompanied by an adult. We feel that women of any age can be highly motivated to learn and succeed in this field. All applications will be considered according to criteria similar to those described here.

What is the format of the workshop? What if I have trouble keeping up?

You will work in a small group of just 3 attendees. A coach will be assigned to each group, and your coach will work closely with you throughout the day to help with any problems that you may have. You will work at your own pace, assisted by your coach, so you don't need to worry about keeping up with the entire workshop.

Be a Coach!

We would be delighted if you would like to join us as a coach! To become a coach:

  1. Fill out the coaches registration form.
  2. Work through the Django Girls tutorial on your own.
  3. Read the Django Girls Coach Manual.

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.

Organizers

We're the people behind the Django Girls San Diego event!

Coaches

These awesome people will be coaching the workshop!