django girls 2015 summary

December 16th, 2015

I've never been too far removed from Django Girls. I was present at EuroPython 2014 where the very first Django Girls workshop was held. But at the time I had no idea what that even was. It wasn't until a few months later that the story of Django Girls started reverberating through the Python web.

I decided to take the plunge in September and attend my first Django Girls in Groningen. It was a great experience and I knew right away that I wanted to do more of these. I kept checking the event calendar every few weeks and eventually I settled on Bordeaux in November and Rome in December.


Groningen: 60 participants, 20 coaches

Bordeaux: 27 participants, 10 coaches

Rome: 35 participants, 11 coaches

Our combined group of 40 coaches has taught programming for a day to 120 women! And globally Django Girls is nearing 3000 participants with multiple events happening pretty much every single weekend.

What about 2016?

The big news is that we are organizing our own event in Den Haag in March!

Beyond that I'm sure I will be present at other Django Girls events too - I just don't know which ones yet.

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