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Free programming workshop for women

Learn the basics of programming and build your first website at DjangoGirls Warri!

Would you like to learn how to build websites, but don’t know where to start? would you like to learn how to program in python or just come to understand what it is that's going with all that typing and intimidating-looking black screens? if you are, you are invited to a free one-day workshop for beginners!

It will take place on July 15, 2017 at Warri.

We believe the IT industry will greatly benefit from bringing more women into technology. We want to give you an opportunity to learn how to program and become one of us – women programmers!Programming is actually really fun: it's creative, productive and it's like being able to do magic! So we are trying to bust down that barrier and introduce more people who are generally currently under represented in tech to some of the tools,people and environments that tech people are part of. Come and be introduced to programming in a happy, female friendly environment with some amazing people!

APPLY FOR THE WORKSHOP

If you are a woman, know English and have a laptop, you can apply for our event! You don't need to know any technical stuff – our workshop is for beginners who are totally new to programming .

You can still apply if you are not female, but the workshop is intended for women and will prioritise female attendees first.

As a workshop attendee you will:

Attend a one-day Django workshop during which you will create your first website

Be fed by us: during our event, food is provided

Meet amazing people that you can continue to learn and develop with!

We have space only for 30 people, so make sure to fill out the form very carefully!

To register click the link 

AfriLabs, ICT4SI to host West Africa social innovation workshop

Pan-African tech hub network AfriLabs has partnered the ICT 4 Social Innovation Network (ICT4SI) to host a West African workshop focusing on tech innovation supporting education, healthcare, and human rights.

Founded in 2015 by SPIDER – the Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions – and Kenya’s iHub, the ICT4SI Network is a pan-African initiative connecting social innovators who use ICT for improved education and health solutions in local communities.

AfriLabs and ICT4SI have partnered to host their first West African social innovation workshop in Abuja, Nigeria, on July 27.

The workshop will take the theme: “Leave no one behind – a multi-sector action for African ICT solutions to bridge gaps through social innovation”.

The event aims to create a cross-sector platform for collaboration in education, health and rights-focused innovation; and will bring together various stakeholders including civil society organisations (CSOs), private sector agents, researchers, government officials and technology experts.

The workshop is organised in conjunction with local partner Management Sciences for Health (MSH), which said there is a need to highlight the urgent role of ICT in social innovation.

“This event is a milestone in bringing African tech experts to make reality of problem-solving so that we can collectively be a region known for secure, innovative and inclusive ICT infrastructure which enables Nigeria and our neighbours to have better education, health and transparency,” said Benjamin Akinmoyeje of MSH.

The workshop will see international tech experts give presentations feeding into discussions on the challenges and opportunities in ICT for development (ICT4D), the practical applications and successes, and the next steps in network sustainability.