Free programming workshop for women on August 7th & 8th

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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 7th and 8th of August in Seattle, at a local startup called Jolt Labs in Pioneer Square. The address is 105 S. Main St., Suite 240, Seattle, WA.

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 women from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 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.

We are trans-inclusive and encourage applications from all women.

Workshop Schedule

Friday, Aug 7

5:30pm Coaches meet & greet

6:00pm Installfest

8:30pm End


Saturday, Aug 8

8:30am Breakfast

9:00am Welcome

9:30am Workshop

12:30pm Lunch

1:30pm Workshop

5:30pm End

Applications are now closed!

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!

How will the workshop work?

There will be a Friday night installfest to get your computer all set up. Then Saturday 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.

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 create during the workshop.

Do I need to have something installed on my laptop?

No! We'll be having a Friday night installfest before the event to get your computer set up and everything installed. We will have coaches on hand to help you out with this.

Is Django Girls for women only?

Men can apply and are welcome at Django Girls events. However, women are given priority.

Is food provided?

Yes. Thanks to our sponsors, snacks and lunch will be served during the workshop.

I am not living in Seattle, can I attend?

Of course! At this time we are not able to offer travel scholarships, however.

Why are you doing this?

Because we want to get more women involved in technology.

Be a Coach!

We have enough coaches for the August 7th & 8th workshop. But we would be delighted if you would like to join us as a coach at one of our future workshops! 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

Django Girls Seattle is a part of bigger initiative: Django Girls. It is a non-profit organization and events are organized by volunteers in different parts 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].

Meet the Coaches!


Kelly Iverson

Luke Hogan

Mark Charyk
@markcharyk

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: [email protected]