A free programming workshop for women

Coming to Wellington, 22-23 March 2019!

Django Girls is a non-profit organization and a community that empowers and helps women to organise free, one-day programming workshops by providing tools, resources and support. We are a volunteer run organisation with hundreds of people contributing to bring more amazing women into the world of technology. We are making technology more approachable by creating resources designed with empathy. During each of our events, 30-60 women build their first web application using HTML, CSS, Python and Django.

Django Girls workshop

If you personally identify as a woman and want to learn how to make websites, we have good news for you: we are holding a free one and a half day workshop for beginners!

Join us on 22-23 March 2019 at The Service Innovation Lab in Wellington where we’ll be giving women the chance to learn about programming and to ultimately build their own website.

Django Girls Wellington is a course aimed at complete beginners. You don’t need to know anything about programming, we just expect you to bring your own laptop, to be able to commit the evening of Friday 22nd March and all-day Saturday 23rd March and to have a sufficient understanding of English so you’re able to follow our English tutorial.

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 – female programmers!

Please note: it is not a requirement to attend our Friday evening setup session. Although if you can it would be very helpful, as this will be a bit of an introduction and a chance to meet and greet.

Workshop schedule

Friday 22 March 2019

5:30pm Official opening & welcome chat

6:00pm Installation party: Install required software on your laptop

7:00pm Have some drinks and get to know everybody

8:00pm See you tomorrow!

Saturday 23 March 2019

8:30am Doors open

9:00am Workshops kick off

11:00am Short break

12:30 Lunch on us

1:30pm Back to coding

3:30pm Afternoon tea

6:00pm Official finish

6:30pm Optional drinks in the Lab!

Applications are closed


Do I need to have something installed on my laptop?

That's what our installation party on Friday night is for! We wouldn't expect you to install anything on your own. Our coaches will be running through everything we will need on Friday night.

Do I need to know anything about websites or programming?

No! Our workshop is for complete beginners. You don’t need to know anything about programming. However, if you have a little bit of technical knowledge (i.e. you know what HTML or CSS are) you still can 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.

Is food provided?

Yes. Thanks to our sponsors, snacks and lunch will be served during the workshop.

Become a coach!

We would be delighted if you could join us as a coach at Django Girls Wellington! Email us if you would like to know more.
Apply Here Tell us a little about yourself and we will be in touch!

Django Girls

Django Girls New Zealand is a part of bigger initiative: Django Girls. It is a non-profit organisation and events are organised by volunteers in different places of 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.

Coaches

Join these awesome people as Django Girls coach! Contact us!


Broc Harcourt

Diana Siwka

Diego Gomes

Gisela De La Villa

João Pedro Leôncio

John Allen

Joseph Muollo

Kiran Adonda

Lee Dowsett

Marie Nguyen Phu Qui

Merridy Marshall
@merridymarshall

Patrik Niebur

Ria Parish

Robert Palmer

Vanessa Marques

Vicki McKay

Partners and Sponsors

We couldn't be here without the support from amazing people and organisations who donated money, knowledge and time to help us make this a reality. If you would like to contribute and support our goal of getting more women involved in technology, please get in touch.