Free programming workshop for women

Learn the basics of Programming and Build your first website! September 28-29 2018


What is Django Girls?

If you are a woman or non-binary individual and want to learn how to make websites, we have good news for you: we are holding a free one-day workshop aimed at total beginners! You don't need to know anything about programming to participate, women and gender non-binary individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Join us on September 29, 2018 to get a taste of web development with Python and Django in Spokane, WA.

We believe the world will greatly benefit from bringing more women and gender non-binary individuals into technology. We want to give you an opportunity to learn how to program in a friendly supportive environment!

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. You just need to bring your own wifi-enabled laptop and have a sufficient understanding of English to follow our English-language tutorial.


Schedule:

Friday, September 28th: Installation Party!

  • 6:30 pm - Introductions sponsors, and awesome people from the Python/Django community
  • 7:00 pm - Installation starts! 🍕
  • 9:00 pm - Party's over. Get some sleep!
Saturday, September 29th: Workshop Day!
  • 9:00 am - Breakfast, introductions, and last minute installations
  • 9:30 am - Workshop Begins
  • 10:45 am - Morning break
  • 12:30 pm - Lunch
  • 2:15 pm - Afternoon break
  • 4:30 pm - Wrap-up and thanks 🎉

Location:

Startup Spokane Centeral
610 W 2nd Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

Accepting applications

Applications for attendance has officially closed (Sept. 20) with a record number of attendees!! We are so excited to see everyone next weekend! Thanks for being part of this fun event with us!

Meet our awesome coaches ❤️


Steve Byerly
@SteveByerly

Become a Coach!

We would be delighted if you would like to join us as a mentor! ❤️
You don't have to an expert with Python or Django.

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


Can I be a coach if I am not a woman?


Yes! While the workshop is limited to women and gender non-binary participants, we welcome anyone who supports the mission of Django Girls to apply to be a coach.

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, let's talk!

Organizers

We're the people behind the Django Girls Spokane event! Please feel free to rech out if you have any questions

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 am not living in Spokane, can I attend?

Of course! Workshops will be in English, so if you have no troubles with speaking and understanding English - you should apply. At this time we are not able to offer travel scholarships. You can also check out DjangoGirls' Events Page to find a workshop closer to where you live.

Should I bring my laptop?

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

Do I need to have something installed on my laptop?

It would be helpful to have Django installed before workshops, but wouldn't expect you to install anything on your own. Join us for the Installation Party Friday night and we'll help you install what you need! Don't worry, all the software you'll use is free.

Is food provided?

Yes. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be served during the workshop.

I need an accommodation not listed here.

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