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Django Girls: stories of teaching Python and Django to thousands of women

Django Girls: stories of teaching Python and Django to thousands of women

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.

Ola Sitarska

May 26, 2015
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  1. Justyna
    Kałużka

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  2. Emily
    Karungi

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  3. @olasitarska
    Lacey
    Williams

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  4. Lacey Williams
    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
    organization.

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  5. Lacey Williams
    (I’m actually tearing up typing this.)

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  6. Yet another guy at a conference
    “So, are you here because of your
    boyfriend?”

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  7. Random guy at another random meetup
    “For a girl, you’re really great at
    Computer Science.”

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  8. Some guy at some tech meetup
    “Hey girl, have you heard this joke that
    women can program.. a washing
    machine. Hahaha, haha, ha.”

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  9. Ola & me @
    Django Girls NYC

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  10. Get People Excited!

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  11. Build Community

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  12. 53 643
    people read our tutorial

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  13. 53 643
    people read our tutorial

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  14. 53 643
    people read our tutorial

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  15. 1 225
    women attended our events

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  16. 9
    now work as developers!
    (at least)

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  17. how we grow
    Django Girls

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  18. make something
    people love
    1
    1

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  19. contagious enthusiasm
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    2

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  20. open source everything
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    3

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  21. scalibility!
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    4

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  22. keep it fun & friendly
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    5

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  23. go the extra mile
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    6

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  24. Lacey Williams, Portland organizer
    Django Girls has seriously been
    career-changing for me.
    Honestly.

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  25. it ’s all about
    the people.

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