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Django Girls

If you are 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 25th of January in Windhoek, on the first day of a big IT conference: PyCon Namibia, which gathers a lot of talented programmers from all over the world.

We believe that 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!

Workshops are free of charge and if you can’t afford coming to Windhoek, 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. Applications have closed now!

We are trans-inclusive and welcome applications from all women.

Schedule

Sunday 24th January - Install party

  • 15:00 Install party starts
  • 18:00 Install party ends

Monday 25th January - Workshop day

  • 08:00 Conference registration
  • 09:30 Jessica Upani, Chair of PyNam: Welcome
  • 09:45 Introduction to the workshops / Workshop start
  • 10:30 Refreshments - Coffee, tea and cakes.
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Continue with workshop
  • 15:30 Refreshments - Coffee, tea and cakes.
  • 16:45 Lightning Talks!
  • 20:00 Conference dinner (full conference attendees only)

For the rest of the week we will be following the conference programme.

Tuesday 26th January

Talks postponed due to student action at the University

Wednesday 27th January - Talks

Location: Safari Hotel Conference Centre

A day of talks, starting at 09:00

Thursday 28th January - Talks

A day of talks, starting at 09:00

Friday 29th January - Workshops

A day of workshops, starting at 09:30

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 Namibia, 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 Windhoek or you need assistance with booking flights or hotel in Windhoek - 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.

Is the PyCon Namibia conference good for a total beginner?

Yes! Even if you are new to programming, a conference is a good place to meet many interesting people in the industry and find inspiration.

Is food provided?

Yes. Thanks to PyCon Namibia, 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! Fill in the form here and we will get in touch :)

If you have any questions just send us an email to [email protected] or you can find out more in the Coaching Manual.

Django Girls

Django Girls Windhoek 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.

If you want to bring Django Girls to your city, drop us a line: [email protected].

Coaches


Katie Barr
@drkbarr

Peter Ayeni
@peterayeni_

Sithabiso Ndlovu

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 see our sponsorship brochure and get in touch: [email protected]