Free programming workshop for women on Friday August 18th (evening installfest) & Saturday, August 19th (full-day)

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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 Saturday, August 19th in Seattle, WA, at Code Fellows at 2901 3rd Ave. Suite 300.

We believe that the tech 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 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.

Workshop Schedule

Friday, August 18

5:30pm-7:30pm Installfest

Stop by and get your computer set up!


Saturday, August 19

8:45am Check In/Setup

9:00am Welcome and Workshop begins!

12:00pm Lunch

1:00pm Workshop resumes

5:00pm End

Applications are now open!

Application process closes on August 10th and you'll be informed about acceptance or rejection by August 14th (or sooner)!

Apply

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?

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.

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 with coaches on hand to help.

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 would be delighted if you would like to join us as a coach! Drop us a line at [email protected] if you're interested ❤️

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 via [email protected].