Learn and practice Python basics with this project-driven workshop!
Friday (8/17): 6-9pm
Saturday (8/18): 9:30-4:30pm (breakfast and lunch provided)
You'll need to bring a wireless-enabled laptop!
Audience: Women and their friends who have no or limited programming experience. This event is welcoming and respectful of trans women. Men are welcome as guests of women who are attending (please RSVP as well).
On Friday evening you'll set up your development environment and start learning Python through a self-directed tutorial and online practice problems.
On Saturday we'll spend the morning on a lecture-based introduction to the language, taking breaks to practice concepts on bite-sized exercises. In the afternoon we'll break out into groups to practice Python through short projects on a variety of fun and practical topics.
You must be able to attend both days of the workshop to participate.
Our goal is to provide an environment in which women can develop their programming skills with confidence. Our staff are predominantly women from the Chicago programming and open source communities.
See the wiki for more information on laptop setup, lecture material, and the projects, as well as workshop logistics.
Friday evening (8/17): laptop setup and first steps with Python
- 6pm to 9pm: set up your development environment and start learning Python.
- Things to bring: a wireless-enabled laptop.
Saturday (8/18): lecture and projects
- 9:30am - 10am: grab some breakfast, settle in, and review Friday's material.
- 10am - Noon: welcome and lecture-based introduction to Python with hands-on practice.
- Noon - 1pm: lunch, provided by us! If you have dietary restrictions, please let us know in your RSVP.
- 1pm - 4pm: break out into groups to practice Python through short projects.
- 4pm - 4:30pm: wrap-up, next steps, and upcoming opportunities for learning and practicing Python.
- Things to bring: the same wireless-enabled laptop from Friday.