Django Girls is a workshop for total beginners into the world of web building. Started by two Polish girls in Berlin and now organized all over the world in 45 cities, Django Girls aim to inspire women to fall in love with programming. Ola will share with you how she went from not knowing anything about teaching programming or feminism, to knowing a little bit more thanks to thousands of people who participated in the workshop formula Django Girls created. You'll learn the secrets of explaining the Internet, servers or ORM to people who never done this before. And how to find 100+ women who want to learn to code just about anywhere. This talk is your introduction to the world of getting girls excited about snakes, ponies and balloons.
The Django Girls community is supportive,
receptive, generous, and grateful. Their
encouragement has, in three months, turned
me from a lurker and re-tweeter to an active
participant in the Django community, and
I am so grateful to be part of this
(I’m actually tearing up typing this.)
Yet another guy at a conference
“So, are you here because of your
Random guy at another random meetup
“For a girl, you’re really great at
Some guy at some tech meetup
“Hey girl, have you heard this joke that
women can program.. a washing
machine. Hahaha, haha, ha.”
Ola & me @
Django Girls NYC
Get People Excited!
women attended our events
now work as developers!
how we grow
open source everything
keep it fun & friendly
go the extra mile
Lacey Williams, Portland organizer
Django Girls has seriously been
career-changing for me.
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