Free programming workshop for women on Sunday, April 24th

Build your first web app with us at LinuxFest in Bellingham, WA!

We'll be at sponsor booth T18 on Saturday the 23rd and in the GNOME room (HC115, Haskell Building) on Sunday!

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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 Sunday, April 24th in Bellingham, WA, at LinuxFest in Bellingham, WA. LinuxFest will be hosted by Bellingham Technical College.

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

Saturday, April 23

10:00am - 4:00pm Installfest

Stop by our booth and get your computer set up!


Sunday, April 24th

9:00am Check In/Setup

9:15am Welcome and Workshop begins!

12:00pm Lunch

1:00pm Workshop resumes

5:00pm End

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?

If you'll be attending LinuxFest you can stop by our booth on Saturday and get it set up. Otherwise, we'll help with setup before the workshop begins on Sunday. 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.

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 Saturday installfest (stop by our booth!) and will also help with installations 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 don't live in the area, 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 are looking for coaches for our upcoming workshop on April 23rd and 24th! 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

Maurice Kirejczyk

Willow Moline
@wcmoline

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]