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Django Girls

Have you ever felt like the world of technology is changing too fast and you can't keep up? Yeah, we've all been there. That's why we've decided to change that and give you a chance to learn about technology, programming and building websites. Join us on 8th November in Warsaw!

Django Girls Warsaw is an one-day free workshop about building internet websites for total beginners. It'll take a place in the heart of Warsaw on Saturday, 8th November.

You don't need to know anything about programming: we only expect you have your own laptop and know English good enough to read our English tutorial. Workshop will be held in Polish and you will work on your own pace in a small group of 3 attendees and 1 coach.

Workshops are free of charge and available for anyone, no matter the age, race or sexuality. We're commited to provide a welcoming and friendly experience for everyone. In order to join workshop, you need to apply until 8th October.

Schedule

Friday, 7th November 2014

18:30 - installation party! Come and install required software on your laptop
19:00 - drink some wine and get to know everybody
21:30 - see you tomorrow!

Saturday, 8th November 2014

8:30 - yummy breakfast & coffee
9:00 - workshops kick off!
13:30 - delicious lunch break
14:30 - back to coding!
18:00 - wrap up

Apply for the spot at the workshop!

Workshops are free of charge but we only have 45 spots available. Everyone can apply to be a part of first Django Girls workshop in Warsaw. You only need a laptop, a little bit of curiosity and a smile :) You also have to know English good enough to read this website - the written tutorial is in English, but workshop will be held in Polish. Read tips how we score applications.

You can apply until October 8th and you'll be informed about acceptance or rejection by October 19th (or sooner).

Applications are now closed

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 Poland, can I attend?

Of course! If you have no troubles with understanding Polish or English - you should apply.

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?

We will install everything together on the installation party on Friday, before the workshop :)

Is food provided?

Yes. Thanks to our amazing sponsors, snacks and lunch will be served during workshops.

Why are you doing this?

Because we're female programmers ourselves in the industry dominated by men, so we want to see more women getting involved into technology!

Meet us in Laboratorium EE

Django Girls Warsaw will take place in the heart of Warsaw: Laboratorium EE at Szpitalna 8a. Laboratorium EE is located on the third floor of the historic Wedel's Chocolate Factory.

Laboratorium EE is a social enterprise whose mission is to create brilliant IT products, innovative public services and educational solutions.
It employs interdisciplinary teams composed of programmers, graphic and UX designers and sociologists.

Laboratorium EE used Django in projects such as polona.pl, mojapolis.pl or latarnicy.pl and its programmers, Karol Sikora and Krzysztof Jurewicz, are members of the community which develops this framework and its librariers.

Learn more about Laboratorium EE

Coaches

During the workshops you'll work in small groups of 2-3 women. Each group will be tutored by one coach -- experienced members of Django community who will volunteer their time, knowledge and energy for Django Girls. Here they are:

Bartek Rychlicki

Joanna Tustanowska

Thijs van Dien

Sponsors

We're looking for companies who would like to help it make this a reality. If you want to join us on a mission to change the ratio in tech industry, please drop us a line: [email protected]