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Django Girls

Would you like to learn about how to build websites, but don’t know where to start? Learning how to code can seem like an impossible task so we’ve decided to put on a workshop to show 30 programming-beginners how it can be done, and get them excited about the world of technology!

Join us on 19th and 20th February 2016 at the Union St in Sheffield for a workshop where you'll learn about programming, meet other motivated women and ultimately build your own website.

Django Girls Sheffield is a crash course that is aimed at total beginners. You don’t need to know anything about programming, we just expect you to bring your own laptop, to be able to commit the evening of Friday 19th February and all-day Saturday 20th February and to have a sufficient understanding of English so you’re able to follow our English tutorial.

Workshops are free of charge and some food and snacks will be provided. Applications have now closed.

Schedule

Friday, 19th February 2016

  • 19:00 – Doors open. Have some snacks and get to know everybody
  • 19:30 – Welcome talks
  • 19:45 – Install required software on your laptop
  • 21:00 – See you tomorrow!


Saturday, 20th February 2016

  • 9:00 – Breakfast & coffee
  • 9:30 - How the internet works - talk by Claire Gowler
  • 9:45 – Workshops kick off
  • 13:00 – Lunch on us
  • 14:00 - Introduction to CSS - talk by Katie Fenn
  • 14:15 – Back to coding
  • 18:00 – Wrap up
  • 18:30 – After party


Venue

Django Girls Sheffield workshop will take place in Union St co-working space.

Located in the heart of Sheffield, Union St offers coworking and meeting space for people developing self-employment and social enterprise. We're very happy to get the chance to use this space for our workshop.

Please note there is no parking available at the venue.

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 do not live in Sheffield, can I still attend?

Of course! If you can get yourself to Sheffield, you should apply. (There are Django Girls workshops happening at Manchester and Oxford as well so you can consider applying to those if they are closer to you.)

Should I bring my own laptop?

Yes. We have no hardware, so we expect you to bring your computer (and a charger) with you. It is also important for us that you will take home everything you’ll write and create during the workshop.

Do I need to have something installed on my laptop?

We will install everything together at the installation party on the Friday evening before the workshop.

Is food provided?

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

Is the venue wheelchair accessible?

No. Unfortunately the lift at the venue is out of order so the access to the venue is via stairs. Please let us know in the application form if this would be a problem for you. If your application is successful we will contact you to arrange a way for you to be able to attend.

Be a Mentor!

We would be delighted if you would like to join us as a mentor! Fill in the form here.

We will contact you :)

Django Girls

Django Girls Sheffield 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: [email protected].

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 see our sponsor pack and get in touch: [email protected]

Coaches

Meet the awesome coaches for the workshop!


Edward Saxton

Eleni Lixourioti
@geekfish_

Gary Martin
@allegary

Georgina Shippey
@Chippey

Glen Mailer
@glenathan

Hend ElGhazaly

Katie Fenn
@katie_fenn

Liz Mercuri
@FragFox

Paul Hallett
@phalt_