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.
Friday, August 11th: Installation Party!
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.
I need an accommodation not listed here.
Please send us an email at [email protected] so we can work out a plan with you!
We're the people behind the Django Girls Spokane event!
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].