20 December 2017 Culture

Applications for Django Girls San Francisco Workshop Now Open

By Michelle CarrollElyssa Emrich

We’re excited to be hosting a Django Girls workshop in San Francisco on Sunday, February 25! Applications are now open through January 30.

If you’re not familiar with the organization, Django Girls is on a mission to inspire a love of programming for newcomers, and especially for underrepresented folks in tech (like women). The organization enables local teams of volunteers to set up one-day workshops, with an emphasis on achieving small successes in a supportive environment.

It’s an organization and a mission we’re passionate about — democratizing technology, keeping things fun, and having fantastic documentation to boot. We strongly believe in the value of Django Girls. We are not only hosting this event, but we have sponsored 18 other events all over the world.

This is our second year hosting a workshop around Elastic{ON}, and it’s been an amazing experience for everyone involved. (Want an additional perspective? Read Rashmi’s blog on being a Django Girls coach last year.)

As part of a distributed company, our user conference is a rare opportunity to bring many employees together in one place and work together on passion projects — like being coaches for the workshop. We’re also super-jazzed to be hosted by Collective Health in their awesome space.

While most of the folks who are using the Elastic Stack have some experience programming, we know that’s not universal — and folks who are in dev, ops, QA, analyst, or other programming-heavy roles often get asked for recommendations on learning how to code. Help us spread this education by getting the word out on this free workshop. Share this blog post or the application link, and don’t forget that applications close January 30!

And finally, we recommend checking out the Django Girls main page to see what workshops are coming up (and when they’re looking for coaches or applicants) and to get a sense of what it takes to organize one in your local region.

Django Girls. Dream. Create. Code. We hope to see you there!