Tag Archive: Django

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    by Angie Chang

    Record Number of Women Give Tech Talks at PyCon 2013

    PyCon is more than where Donglegate began. This year, PyCon boasted a record number of talks delivered by women. As always, they provided a generous financial aid program promoted by many diversity-minded groups.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    An inclusive developer conference in March for the community using and developing the open-source Python programming language, PyCon 2013 was home to free workshops for children 7+ to learn Python from Katie Cunningham and Barbara Shaurette, a feminist hacker lounge hosted by the Ada Initiative, a huge PyLadies lunch and many booths in the expo area for the groups like PyLadies and CodeChix. These booths were not exclusive – in the span of half an hour, I watched several men purchase PyLadies shirts and get more information about the initiative.

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    by Angie Chang

    Hacker School Alum Answers 5 Questions About Applying

    Apply early and do your best on the application, but do not agonize over it. Also please don’t wait until the start of Hacker School to start building. Start now. If you want to go to Hacker School, just remember – keep building.

    By Jane Wang (Hacker, Etsy)

    I have received questions about Hacker School from the ladies at Women 2.0, members of NYTechWomen, and friends of friends through email introductions. I will do my best to address these below.

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    by Angie Chang

    A Beginner’s Survival Guide For Your First Hackathon

    Done is better than perfect. No matter for learning or winning, aim to finish.

    By Michelle Sun (Student, Hackbright Academy)

    Last weekend, I attended my first ever hackathon and with minimal expectation, had a blast out of it and learned loads. My team did not win, nor did most of us slept at the event, but we got a lot out of it.

    The hackathon, DevelopHer, was organized by LinkedIn, claimed to be the first women-only hackathon. The schedule was well thought out with a few sessions that made the hackathon really fun.

    Aside from yoga and cupcakes, I believe there were a few things I am glad to have (or would have) done that made my experience worthwhile:

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    by Angie Chang

    PyLadies: Events, Workshops, Hackathons and Startup Kits

    By Esther Nam & Sophia Viklund (Co-Organizers & Board Members, PyLadies)

    The PyLadies’ mission is to promote and improve the Python community through workshops, outreach and social activities. It was started by a core group of seven female Python developers who decided that calls for diversity required action, rather than… repeated calls for diversity. We immediately set out to improve the gender balance of the Python community, starting with plans to organize a programming workshop for beginners. After three weeks of intense planning, networking and outreach, we held our first class, attended by 25 women and 2 men — and sparked a movement in the development community that has worldwide impact.

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    by Angie Chang

    Intro to Django Workshop, Hackathon (July 23 in LA)

    By Esther Nam (Co-Organizer, PyLadies)

    The Los Angeles PyLadies are continuing their summer series of hackathons with a Django-themed day sponsored by Mahalo, in partnership with the LA Django Meetup Group.

    The Django web framework is a great way to learn Python while quickly building and deploying a simple and useful web application or two, which is why beginners are highly encouraged to attend.

    Participants will begin by going through the Django Tutorial under the
    expert tutelage of PyLadies developers.

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    by Angie Chang

    From Web Designer to Django Webapp Developer, Tracy Osborn Launches WeddingInviteLove

    By Tracy Osborn (Founder, WeddingType)

    At first, I thought my life’s path lay in programming: I was in high school, building table-based websites and deduced that if I was good at HTML, I would be good at programming. But literally the first day of my classes in computer science, I realized something was wrong; I was building programs that spit out numbers, working on algorithms, and nothing was visual: everything was text. After a year and a half of struggling to learn Java, I switched to art & design where I worked on the opposite of what I learned in computer science: everything was paint, design, sketching; and I was 10x happier than what I was. At that point I thought I wouldn’t do programming again.

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    by Angie Chang

    Intro to Python Web Programming in Los Angeles

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Pasadena, CA — Come and learn the Python programming language on Sunday, May 15 in Los Angeles. The Intro to Python Workshop will be taught by Audrey Roy and Katharine Jarmul, and assisted by Christine Cheung, Esther Nam, Jessica Stanton, Sandy Strong, and Sophia Viklund. The PyLadies are a group of women in Los Angeles who use and love the Python programming language — and on track to increase the percentage of females in the Los Angeles Python community to 50%.

    Never tried programming before? Not sure if you’ll fit in? Don’t worry. Intro to Python Workshop on May 15 in Pasadena is designed to be friendly to absolute beginners. Now, meet the PyLadies!