Frequently Asked Questions

Applying and Participating - ngGirls

What's AngularConnect?

AngularConnect is the biggest Angular conference in Europe. It takes place in London on November 7th-8th, 2017. AngularConnect website
AngularConnect hosts workshops during the days before the conference. ngGirls workshop will be on Monday, November 6th.

What's Frontend-Con?

Frontend-Con is a frontend conference. It takes place in Warsaw, Poland on September 22nd-23rd, 2017. Frontend-Con website
ngGirls @ Frontend-Con workshop will be right after the conference, on Sunday, September 24th.

What's GDG DevFest Ukraine?

DevFest Ukraine is The biggest Google tech conference in CEE. It takes place in Lviv, Ukraine, on October 13th-14th, 2017. GDG DevFest Ukraine
ngGirls @ DevFest Ukraine workshop will be right after the conference, on Sunday, October 15th.

How can I apply?

Just fill out the application form for ngGirls @ AngularConnect or ngGirls @ Frontend-Con or ngGirls @ DevFest Ukraine.
Do you already have experience in front-end development? Apply as a mentor to ngGirls @ AngularConnect or ngGirls @ Frontend-Con or ngGirls @ DevFest Ukraine!

Where is ngGirls going to take place?

ngGirls @ AngularConnect will take place at ExCeL London.
ngGirls @ Frontend-Con will take place at Connectis, Aleje Jerozolimskie 96, Warsaw, Poland.
ngGirls @ DevFest Ukraine will take place at TechMagic, "Taurus" Business Center, Lviv, Ukraine.

What is the schedule of the workshop day?

The workshop will be held during the day.
The schedule below is tentative, you'll get the updated schedule by mail.

  • 9:30 - check in
  • 9:45 - opening lecture: introduction to ngGirls and Angular
  • 10:30 - workshop begins!
  • 13:00 - lunch break
  • 14:00 - workshop resumes
  • 16:30 - closing lecture
  • 17:00 - goodbye

What is the criteria for choosing applicants?

You can read about it in our source of inspiration - Django Girls blog post.

Do I need prior knowledge in programming?

In the workshop we assume you have basic knowledge in programming. Once you know how it works in one language - it's easy to manage with JavaScript. Basic knowledge in HTML and CSS is also required, but it's really easy to learn.

I have no knowledge in programming whatsoever. But I’m willing to learn. Can you recommend me on some resources?

There are many tutorials on the internet for Web development: HTML, CSS and JavaScript. You should get the grasp of how things work.
Codecademy is a good place to start, since it provides a platform for coding while learning.

Getting Ready

Should I bring my own laptop?

Yes! But if you don't have one, make sure you let us know in advance. It is also important for us that you will take home everything you’ll write and create during workshop.

Do I need to have something installed on my laptop?

We will send the full pre requirements to the participants prior to the workshop. One of the mentors will help you with the installations before the workshop. You can start now by installing NodeJS, Git and an IDE of your choice, and open an account on Github.

What IDE do you recommend?

There are various IDEs you can install with different licenses. Webstorm is very popular, and you can get it with a free trial of a month. Visual Studio Code is another great option which you can get for free!

Mentoring

Can I be a mentor?

Yes, we would love to have your help! If you have some knowledge and experience in front-end development, please fill out the form.

Are mentors being paid?

No, mentors, as well as the organizers, volunteer for the workshop.

More FAQ

I've got many more questions!

You can email us: info@ng-girls.org and we will be glad to answer any question.