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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 August 12, 2017 to get a taste of web development with Python and Django just before the DjangoCon US 2017 conference held 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, August 11th: Installation Party!

  • 6:30 pm - Introductions and lightning talks from coaches, sponsors, and awesome people from the Python/Django community
  • 7:30 pm - Installation starts!
  • 9:00 pm - Party's over. Get some sleep!
Saturday, August 12th: Workshop Day!
  • 8:30 am - Breakfast, introductions, and last minute installations
  • 9:30 am - Workshop
  • 10:45 am - Morning break
  • 12:30 pm - Lunch (1 hour)
  • 3:15 pm - Afternoon break
  • 5:30 pm - Wrap-up and thanks

Applications are now open!

The application process closes on July 10th, Extended: July 23, but we'll start making decisions on applications on July 14th (or sooner), so be sure to apply today!

As a workshop attendee you will:

  • attend a one-day Django workshop during which you will create your first website
  • be fed by us: during our event, food is provided
  • win free swag: socks, books, and other fun stuff!

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Don't wait too long we only have space for 30 people.

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.

Should I bring my own 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. We'll help you install what you need! Don't worry, all the software you'll use is free.

Is DjangoCon conference good for a total beginner?

Even though you are new to programming, conferences are a good place to meet many interesting people in the industry and find inspiration. DjangoCon and many other conferences identify each talk with experience levels, so you know which ones are begineer friendly.

Is food provided?

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

Become a Coach!

We would be delighted if you would like to join us as a mentor! ❤️
In terms of what it takes to be a coach: You don't have to an expert on Python or Django.

  1. Read the Django Girls Coach Manual.
  2. Fill out the coaches application form.
  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.

Django Girls

This workshop is a part of bigger initiative: Django Girls. It is a non-profit organization that helps women organize free, one-day Django workshops. Events are organized by volunteers all over 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

Organizers

We're the people behind the Django Girls Spokane event!

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 to help support our goal, please get in touch: [email protected].