Free programming workshop for women

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If you are a woman and want to learn how to make websites, we have good news for you: we are holding a one-day workshop for beginners! Please note application for our April 13th event is now closed. Thank you to all applicants, successfull applicants will be notified via email.

It will take place on 13, April, 2019 from 10am to 4pm at The Ron Joyce Centre - Degroote School of Business in Burlington, Ontario.

The Ron Joyce Centre is conveniently located at 4350 South Service Road off the Queen Elizabeth Way west of Appleby Line, less than 2 km from the Appleby GO station. The closest intersections are Walkers Line and Harvester Rd, and Appleby Line and Harvester Rd. The RJC is approximately 20 minutes by car from the main McMaster University campus and approximately 40 minutes by car from downtown Toronto.

We believe the IT 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 – women programmers!

Apply for the workshop!

If you are a woman, know English and have a laptop, you can apply for our event! You don't need to know any technical stuff – our workshop is for people who are new to programming.

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

Workshops are free of charge and if you cannot afford coming to Toronto but are very motivated to learn and then share your knowledge with others, we may have some funds to help you out with your travel costs and accommodation. Applications are now closed. Thank you to everyone that has applied. If your application was successful a representative will get back to you!!

Applications are now closed. Thank you to all applicants! Successful applicants will be notified via email. Stay tuned for our next event ❤️

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 Toronto, can I attend?

Of course! Workshops will be in English, so if you have no troubles with speaking and understanding English - you should apply. If you need financial aid to get to Toronto or you need assistance with booking flights or hotel in Toronto - let us know, we may be able to help.

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 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 will make sure that one of our coaches will help you out with this task.

Is Django Girls Toronto good for a total beginner?

Yes, Django Girls Toronto is for complete beginners. Even though you are new to programming, Django Girls Toronto is a good place to meet many interesting people in the industry and find inspiration.

Is food provided?

Yes. Snacks and lunch will be served during workshops.

Be a Mentor!

We would be delighted if you would like to join us as a mentor! Contact us if you're interested ❤️

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.

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