The Boston Python Workshop is a project-driven introduction to Python for women and their friends. It has run 6 times with the Boston Python User Group in the last 12 months, bringing over 200 women into the local Python community. By being fully integrated into the main user group, the workshop has helped the user group grow to over 1700 members and consistently draw over 15% women at its events. We'll talk about lessons learned running the workshop, the dramatic effect it has had on the Boston Python User Group, and what it takes to run an outreach event in your city.
Workshop motivation and goals
Lessons learned running intro events and outreach events focused on women
How we got to > 15% women at all events
Python Project Nights
User group growth and becoming a community for more than just professional programmers
Sharing resources across the globe
What does it take to run a workshop in your city?
Make one happen