Learn some python

Please bring your laptop.  We will use python 2.7 and learn by doing using a plain text editor of your choice and the command line(your terminal).

Zed Shaw (of "Learn Python the Hard Way") has a good tutorial on finding your way around the command line: http://cli.learncodethehardway.org/book/introduction.html

Come 15 minutes early if you need help installing python.

We can use teachers and mentors. Please contact me.

Thanks to Aaron Pigeon and indeed.com for an excellent place to meet, and thanks to everyone else who helped.

Let's make learning python fun.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    good intro. definitely got me interested in learning some more python

    1 · January 31, 2013

  • Joe E.

    Excited about tonight's meetup! Does anyone have details about our meeting room? Once we're at Indeed's office how do we navigate to the room we'll be meeting in? Thanks!

    January 29, 2013

  • Bill B

    What you need for Austin Learn Python is a laptop, python 2.7, access to the terminal (or console), and a text editor of your choice. If you have a version of python other than 2.7 as in 2.6 or 3.2), you may run into a bump or two, but you should be able to work those bumps out. If you need help installing python come to the meetup 15 minutes early to install the community edition of anaconda http://continuum.io/anaconda. Anaconda is offered through Continuum.io, Peter Wang's company. Thank you for supporting the python community. Anaconda CE includes python 2.7 and a number of other useful packages.

    January 24, 2013

    • Bill B

      It would be good to bring a laptop with python >2.6, terminal/console access and a text editor. Wireless is optional. For that matter a laptop is optional.

      January 26, 2013

    • Bill B

      The most important things to bring are your attention, your intention to learn python, your attention and the questions that are currently stumping your about python.

      January 26, 2013

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