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django-logoAbuja ladies! This is for you. AboCoders brings you an opportunity to learn how to create and manage a website. Do you live in Abuja or close by or anywhere in Nigeria and are interested in understanding how programming works and how websites are built? Register now to be a part of #DjangoGirlsAbuja, a free programming workshop!

Django Girls is a global not- for- profit organization that helps women get involved with technology and enabling them to be creators by teaching them to build their own website using #‎Django and #‎Python programming language. 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.

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The event is being hosted by AboCoders Nigeria (www.abocoders.org.ng) which is a project that trains women and girls in Nigeria (especially those in the North) on digital literacy and programming. This is going to be the first Django Girls event in Abuja and it will be a FREE two-day workshop.  It is scheduled to hold on the 20th and 21st of January, 2017 at Enspire Incubator, NEPZA HQ, Zambezi Street, Maitama, Abuja.

Date: January 2oth & 21st, 2017.
Venue:  Enspire Incubator, NEPZA HQ, Zambezi Street, Maitama, Abuja.

We are inviting 60 girls from all over Nigeria to join us and learn how to build websites and learn the basics of programming using HTML, CSS, Python and Django. The workshop was designed with total beginners in mind, so do not worry if you know nothing about building a website, you are not excluded. You would be taught in small groups of 3 by an experienced and dedicated coach using the very detailed and standard DjangoGirls tutorial.

To attend, you have up till December 31 to apply. You can access the application here www.djangogirls.org/abuja/apply Please note that even though the application officially closes on the 31st of December, we are getting close to getting the number of participants we need and would close the applications once we get that number even if it is not December 31st yet. So hurry now and register before we run out of spaces.

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 accommodation for participants coming from outside Abuja. There are a whole lot of things you can do to help optimise the workshop, please send us a
message via [email protected] if you are interested in being a sponsor.

Feel free to share the information about this workshop across your networks, you might the one to connect us to the next Margaret Hamilton or Regina Honu.

13 Comments

  1. Ike Ani

    December 6, 2016 at 11:03 am

    this is a great avenue for those who don’t know how websites are built and managed to learn the basics and offer their skills in the nearest future. currently, online marketing is taking over. therefore, everybody need to be website building literate.

  2. Baby gurl

    December 6, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Oh my God this is music to my ears! Been waiting for this kind of opportunity since I got back. Off to register ? ?

  3. Nonso

    December 6, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Yaay!
    I just applied. This will be a good opportunity to learn and share knowledge.
    Simi, you are doing amazing work with abocoders. Well done!

  4. john

    December 6, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    girls and programing..lol..dont bother.it will be a flop event unless men are invited or just say in ur advert u will share the girls a toke makinwa book “on becoming ‘or any gossip or men stuff

    • Loki

      December 6, 2016 at 12:52 pm

      John, seriously? Women can’t be programmers? And you like to pride yourself on being logical and objective; well, your bias is showing here.
      If your daughter or sister decides to become a computer programmer or rocket scientist or physicist or any part of STEM, I hope you won’t tell her she lacks the capacity simply because she has a uterus.
      What’s your beef with women anyway? Do you truly believe they are sub-human or you just like to see how people will respond to these statements?

    • John

      December 6, 2016 at 1:24 pm

      Nice try, no where did I say women are inferior to men ..It is all in ur victimised head…After all said and done, only a few women will show bcos this is not toke makinwa book launçh etc..u can bet on that..I deal on reality not on delusions. .. deep down U know is the truth..mark the date for future verification

    • Bisola

      December 6, 2016 at 1:25 pm

      I kinda understand him. He isn’t saying women can’t be programmers but that they are unlikely to be interested unless there is an incentive. And he is wrong and also chauvinistic to think women or ladies won’t be interested or that they need incentives.
      Not everyone like dolls or gossip. There are women engineers, pilots etc. besides who says we can’t like men and be interested in programming. I am a lawyer, I read Toke’s book to unwind, I paid for it, not because someone dashed me. Or gave me or lured me to come for programming.
      I don’t live in Abuja, but I totally would have signed up for it if I could. Good work by the conveners.

      Six things I did in November

      You are a prophet- God wants you to hear from him too

    • Loki

      December 6, 2016 at 1:48 pm

      Dude, there’s no way, no how I can have a victim’s mentality. Im not oppressed and my life is pretty good. I think you’re actually the one deluded with your constant obsession with women and your perception of their behaviour. If your head wasnt stuck so far up your ass, you’d know that the MAJORITY of Nigerian women will never be interested in Toke Makinwa’s book. Dont make assumptiobs based on a few people on BN getting emotional over it. You need another hobby other than trolling women upandan on BN.

    • akama

      December 6, 2016 at 2:46 pm

      @John This is a very dumb and ignorant statement.

    • EKPO

      December 6, 2016 at 4:44 pm

      Bro! Clearly not necessary & im a dude

  5. Aisha

    December 6, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Nice initiative!
    Anyone can be whatever they choose to be. Never put anyone down.
    I personally use the site called Ilovecoding.org to learn Javascript.

  6. Sammie

    December 6, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Though I applaud the decision, attendees should have a goal with regards what they want to do with website building skill. Build an online database and inventory all the cars parts for the guys in ladipo market for instance.Practice building a website and inventory all the items of the Mallam kiosk near your house.

    Practical, pragmatic and aggressive steps to master the skill and add value as well. Use technology to solve our unique challenges.

  7. Too much interest shown by women

    December 6, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    @John as we speak now, the application has been closed due to a surplus of demand….go figure, your statement is quite inaccurate

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