Women are often under-represented in IT. And yet, at any age and whatever their level and background, it is a field that can arouse much of their interest. Django Girls workshops are targeted at women to introduce them to the world of coding and technology by teaching them how to successfully create a blog application and deploy it to the internet.
Last year’s first Django Girls event was so successful that CERN decided to restart the machine and sign-up again for a 2017 workshop.
On 7 & 8 April, at IdeaSquare, 35 students from local schools aged 16-18 will discover the mysteries of programming – and who knows, a sparkle for these newly-discovered IT metiers may shine! Female mentors will guide the students in this journey, in English and French.
The pupils whose schools will take part in Girls in ICT International Day on 27 April, an event organised by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), will be able to present there their achieved work during the programming workshop.
Spread the word and, if you are an IT expert interested in being a mentor, apply today on https://djangogirls.org/geneva/!
Applications are open to participants and mentors until Monday 27 March only!
Django Girls is a free event hosted by IdeaSquare, organised in collaboration with the Diversity and Local Engagement teams, with the support of the CERN information Technology Department.