PyLadies is coming to Australia!
PyLadies is an international mentorship group with a focus on helping more women become active participants and leaders in the Python open-source community.
Attracting more women to code in Python will strengthen the Australian Python community and inspire women to lead and participate in the open source community.
Our goal is to make this group welcoming and encouraging for women to learn, explore and build amazing things in Python.
How will it work?
How PyLadies Australia will run is entirely dependent on our participants. Some of our initial ideas include:
Either guided by experienced Pythonistas, or self-taught using widely available resources.
We're particularly keen on the idea of women meeting prior to attending other Python events. We see this as an easy way for women to gain confidence to attend and contribute.
Group Python projects
Just for fun or to contribute back to the wider Python community or society at large. Games, apps and more!!
How can I get involved?
We're looking for PyLadies, PyGents and interested organisations to help kickstart our Australian branch. Perhaps you could help by:
Joining the group or starting a local PyLadies group
Get involved! The more participants we have, the higher the chance of a thriving community. All learner levels are welcome - including those who've never coded before!
Shaping the direction of our events and activities
To best service the Python community we'll need input on how to best advocate for women in Python. What ideas can you bring to the table?
Teaching Python classes
Can you donate some time to teach either at a physical meetup or by teleconference? We anticipate a wide range of interests and coding proficiency – so Pythonistas of all levels and interests are encouraged to share their Python experience.
Mentoring a PyLady
From code review to social connections, mentoring is a great way to open doors for participating in the Python community.
Hosting or sponsoring a meetup or event
All things going well, we'll need physical locations for meetups, the occasional refreshment, and even grants for special events.
Organisation and administration
There's lots to do! From event management to web development, there are a range of ways you can contribute to making PyLadies Australia a success.
Don't be shy - get in touch!
If you'd like to offer help or register your interest, please contact us using the form below, drop by our Google Group or email firstname.lastname@example.org.