Django Girls: Inspiring women to find passion in coding

Django Girls provides free one day workshops for women all over the world to learn Python and Django.

The Problem

Modern computer programming is a profession that is dominated by men, but believe it or not, it didn't always used to be that way. In the early 1980s, around 37% of coders were women; but then we came upon an inflection point, and women began leaving the computer science profession in droves. Since the early 2000s, less than 20% of coders are women.

The Solution

Django Girls Foundation is an initiative that aims to introduce women and girls who never coded before to the world of technology and increase the diversity of the tech industry. Django Girls achieves this by organizing one-day workshops and inviting women to come and learn how to build the internet using HTML, CSS, Python and Django. Django Girls is a volunteer run organization with volunteers all over the world. Django Girls has two part-time paid staff members and the support team (six awesome ladies who are also volunteers) to help provide support to all other volunteers. Since 2014, they have organised 377 free workshops in 78 countries, with 102 more planned.

Stage of Development

  • Early Stage
  • Established Prototype
  • Scaling
  • Other

Organization to Receive Funds

Django Girls

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