Django Girls Lagos Offers Coding Skills to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and Members of the General Public for Free at Social Media Week Lagos | Tuesday, February 28

Hello Ladies, Django Girls Lagos is back with the third edition and this promises to be so much fun and of great impact!.

DjangoGirls is a global non-profit organisation that seeks to incorporate more women into the technology field by teaching them how to build their first websites using Python programming language and Django. It is an initiative that is aiming to introduce women who have never coded before to the world of technology and increase diversity.

We are looking to get more women active in STEM fields. Our goal is to demystify computers, explain the workings behind the internet and inspire women to become technology solutions creators while still pursuing their passions either in fashion, beauty, business as well as encourage to pursue careers in tech. We show women how easy it is to bring their brilliant ideas to life empowering them with the right
tools, and a great community of women in technology.

This would be the third Django Girls Lagos workshop and it is specially curated for female IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons) who have fled their homes in North-East Nigeria for safety from the activities of Boko Haram. Living as IDPs should not mean they are excluded from benefiting from initiatives such as these. In addition to having IDPs at the workshop, we have a few slots open to the general public as well, so get in here lady!

This workshop which is being hosted by organised by AboCoders (a non-profit program that trains females on digital literacy and coding) would be a one day workshop. The workshop which is also one of the Lagos Social Media Week official programming track events.

Date: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017.
Venue: 
Co-Creation Hub 6th Floor, 294 Herbert Macauly Way, Yaba, Lagos.

The workshop is beginner-friendly so do not hesitate to register if you are new to coding and building websites or to recommend an IDP in you know that would love this. The awesome coaches each assigned to three participants would ensure that everyone is up to speed on the DjangoGirls tutorial.

To register as a participant, please sign up here. Please note that the IDPs would be given preference for the workshop as this is specially designed for them.

Offering an absolutely free workshop won’t be possible if it weren’t for our uber-amazing sponsors. To make the workshop more interesting and of greater impact, you can still become a sponsor. You might be able to offer us internet access for that day or provide some of the refurbished laptops which are to be given the IDPs. There are a whole lot of things you can do to help optimise the workshop, please send us a message via lagos@djangogirls.org if you are interested in being a sponsor. We would absolutely love to hear from you.

Feel free to share the information about this workshop across your networks, you might the one to connect us to the next Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan or Mary Jackson.

We look forward to your presence at the workshop and to your support!

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