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Django Sligo Workshop

I can't believe it's over a week and a bit since @micktwomey and I were in Sligo facilitating a Django Workshop mainly aimed at women interested in learning to code.

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We had a full house of participants and plenty of coaches to help people out. There were still some niggles to sort out in setting up machine for the workshop.

After welcomes and introductions, including a few words from our sponsor (Sligo Chambers Skillnet) by Geraldine, we got stuck into the workshop from introduction to the internets, command line and introduction to Python.

And just before lunch, Bruna went through some stretching exercises. It's important to look after yourself, especially when time seems to fly and you having been sitting down all morning!

Lunch was very nice and we event had dessert, and huge thanks to the organisers for looking after folks with dietary requirements!

As we wrapped up with Python and before we headed to the Django part of the workshop, we had the fireside chat with Emma and Bruna about their journey into tech. πŸ’–

Now it's @micktwomey up on stage going through the Django foundations.

πŸ™Œ After folks created their first Django app, Lucia brought us all through a meditation exercise, it was so good after a long day. πŸ₯°

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Congrats to everyone who made their first Django app. We know there's more to cover in the tutorial, and as the content is also a self-driven workshop, you can still go through the material and if you get stuck... no worries, Coding Grace has a Discord server with a forum for your questions.

Join via https://discord.gg/SUVb7sXE7S -- and we hope to see you there.

πŸ“Έ Here's our group pic (thanks, Darragh!)

Django Sligo Workshop (by Darragh Sherwin)


A humungous thank you to Overstock Ireland for organising and hosting us, and making us so welcome in Sligo again.

And we have the lovely gift hanging on our wall at home. Here it is! 😍

Felt art of Benbulben in Sligo hung up on our wall at home


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Django Sligo Workshop with Coding Grace - Speaker Deck

We are delighted to partner with Overstock Ireland and we are holding a one-day in person programming workshop for women that are interested in learning how to code. We believe that Women can make a huge impact on the I.T. industry if given the opportunity and skills! Aimed at women that are: - New to programming - Returning to work - From unrelated disciplines but thinking of a career change - Currently working in tech industry but new to programming - Expert coaches will teach you how to create a website using Python, Django, - HTML & CSS. The workshop will be based on the Django Girls workshops. The day will be about learning, positivity and fun! When: Saturday, November 12, 2022 Where: Overstock Ireland, Sligo, Ireland Event Page: https://www.meetup.com/codinggrace/events/288605116/

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[Online] Women who code Dublin x Inclusio

Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 18.30 – 19.45
https://www.meetup.com/women-who-code-dublin/events/289052036/

Listings around Ireland (open for people to contribute as well):

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We can do text, video, audio chats here as well as group sessions. There’s a Django forum for people to ask questions

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