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Django Girls

If you are a female and you want to learn how to make websites, we have good news for you! We are holding a one-day workshop for beginners!

It will take place on 24th of May* in Warsaw, just before the programming conference: PyWaw Summit, which gathers a lot of talented programmers from all over the world.

We believe that 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 - female programmers!

Workshops are free of charge and if you can’t afford coming to Warsaw, but you are very motivated to learn and then share your knowledge with others, we have some funds to help you out with your travel costs and accommodation. Don’t wait too long - you can apply for a pass only until 10th of May!

*We would like you to reserve some time to attend installation party in the evening before the workshops (23 May).

Apply for a pass!

If you are a woman, you know English and have a laptop - you can apply for a pass! You don’t need to know any technical stuff - workshops are for people who are new to programming.

As a workshop attendee you will:

  • Take part in one-day Django workshops during which you will create your very own website.
  • Meet amazing girls and women who are just starting their adventure with programming, just like you.
  • Meet our superb couches, who will spend their whole day on working with you, answering all your questions.
  • Have an opportunity to become a member of Django Girls community.
  • Get 10% discount on PyWaw Summit ticket.
  • And last, but not least - be fed by us - during workshops food is provided.

We have space only for 45 people, so make sure to fill the form very carefully! You may also want to read tips how we score applications.

Schedule

Saturday, 23th May 2015

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!

Sunday, 24th May 2015

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

Meet us at Marzyciele i Rzemieślnicy, third floor in Dom Towarowy Braci Jabłkowskich!

Django Girls Warsaw will take place in the heart of Warsaw: Dom Towarowy Braci Jabłkowskich at Bracka 25. Learn more about Marzyciele i Rzemieślnicy here.

Applications are now closed.

Application process closed on May 10th and you'll be informed about acceptance or rejection by May 15th (or sooner)!.

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! Workshops will be held in Polish, but it's possible for us to organize English-speaking group - so if you have no troubles with speaking and understanding English - you should apply. Also the tutorial has been already translated to many different languages. If you need financial aid to get to Warsaw or you need assistance with booking flights or hotel in Warsaw - let us know. We are willing to help you!

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 we 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.

What is PyWaw Summit conference?

"PyWaw Summit is a conference organized for everyone interested in Python-related technology, taking place in Warsaw, Poland on 25-26th of May, 2015. Two days of great talks in English led by mix of local and international speakers. The aim is to provide valuable content in a friendly atmosphere that favours experience sharing and fun." Our attendees will get 10% discount on conference tickets.

Is food provided?

Yes, thanks to our amazing sponsors!

What is "installation party"?

We would like to meet you on Saturday evening (day before the workshops - 23th of May) to help install all required software. And also to get to know each other. That's what we are calling "installation party".

Coaches

During the workshops you'll work in small groups of 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:

Anna Chabuda

Anna Kupś
@nnkps

Anna Persona

Bartek Rychlicki
@bartekbrak

Elżbieta Jankowska

Kaja Milanowska
@kaja_milanowska

Łukasz Balcerzak
@lbalcerzak

Michał Grabowski

Olga Traczyk

Patrycja Szabłowska

Paweł Samoraj

Robert Siemieniec

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, please get in touch: [email protected]