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Django Girls MK to meet at the home of computing

Date Posted:04/07/2017

Django GirlsFollowing a hugely popular Django Girls event at The National Museum of Computing in June, women living in and around Milton Keynes are invited to free introductory coding sessions in the home of Colossus on Tuesday evenings starting on 11 July 2017.

Organised by the founders of Django Girls MK and hosted by The National Museum of Computing on Bletchley Park, Girls Code Tuesday meet-ups are designed for women interested in learning how to code and thereby increase their career prospects.

The free-flowing workshops are designed for complete beginners in coding, who will be supported by experienced coaches who volunteer their time to teach the basics and help self-learners with resources. Career information showing the breadth of job opportunities will also be available.

Eva Dovc of Django Girls MK and Girls Code said: “Django Girls is a non-profit organisation with global reach. More than 10,000 women have attended events in 295 cities in 75 countries. MK participants will have the unique opportunity of learning to code in the home of Colossus, the first electronic computer! There was so much interest in our first MK event that we know there is enough interest to run a weekly series at The National Museum of Computing.

“We welcome all women of all ages and from all walks of life. Although women will have preference, men are also welcome and we are trans-inclusive. We are also interested in hearing from anyone who would like to help in the coaching.”

Jacqui Garrad of The National Museum of Computing said: “Fun combined with education is a prime aim of the museum, so we are thrilled to open our doors out-of-hours to local women. We have a track record of encouraging women in computing, so the request from Django Girls MK has been warmly welcomed. We think participants will be inspired by our displays about the often-understated role of women in computing across the decades.”  

To join Girls Code, go to  https://www.meetup.com/Girls-Code-Learn-to-Code-with-Other-Girls-and-Women/events/241116666/ or
http://www.tnmoc.org/news/upcoming-events/django-girls or email miltonkeynes@djangogirls.org  for further information.