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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!

It will take place on 7th, July, 2018 at Yobe State University, Department of Computer Science .

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!

Workshops are free of charge and if you cannot afford coming to Damaturu but are very motivated to learn and then share your knowledge with others. !

Apply for the workshop!

If you are a woman, know Hausa or 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.

Our Schedule

  • 09:00 Workshop registration and Breakfast
  • 10:00 Introduction to the workshop / Workshop starts
  • 11:30 Refreshments - Coffee, tea and pastries.
  • 11:45 Workshop Continues
  • 13:00 Lunch and Break
  • 14:00 Continue with workshop
  • 15:15 Refreshments - Coffee, tea and cakes.
  • 15:30 Workshop Continues
  • 16:30 Wrap-up, Thanks and Lightning Talks

We have space only for 50 people, so make sure to fill out the form very carefully!

Applications are now open!

Application process closes on July 23rd and you'll be informed about acceptance or rejection by July 28th (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!

Why are you doing this

Because we're female programmers ourselves in an industry dominated by men, so we want to see more women getting involved with technology.

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 good for a total beginner?

As a workshop attendee you will get a free ticket for programmers. Even though you are new to programming,conference is a good place to meet many interesting people in the industry and find inspiration.

Is food provided?

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

I'm not living in Damaturu, can I attend?

Of course! If you can get yourself to Damaturu, you should apply

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:

If you want to bring Django Girls to your city, drop us a line


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 it touch