This is a PhillyPUG event and this announcement is meant as a cross-promotion. To RSVP for the event, please confirm you're attending by registering at http://www.meetup.com/phillypug/events/108553202. The workshop is $20 and only 30 spots are available.
Women who have no programming experience or limited programming experience are invited to learn and practice Python basics at this introductory workshop. Men are welcome as guests of women who are attending.
This is a 1.5 day event, with sessions on Fri. April 5 from 6 PM to 9 PM and Sat. April 6 from 10 AM to 4:30 PM. You must be able to attend both days to participate. You will be using the curriculum developed by the Boston Python Workshop.
On Friday evening you'll set up your development environment, learn how to execute Python code from a file and interactively from a Python prompt, and practice printing and using Python as a calculator.
On Saturday, you'll receive a lecture-based introduction to the language, taking breaks to practice concepts on bite-sized exercises. In the afternoon, groups will form where you'll practice Python through short projects on a variety of fun and practical topics.
The staff are fromPyStar Philly and PhillyPUG and their goal is to provide a comfortable environment in which women can develop their programming skills with confidence.
Monetate is the host and lunch sponsor. Both the Friday night and Saturday sessions of the workshop will take place at their headquarters in Conshohocken (accessible from the Manayunk/Norristown regional rail line). They will be sending out additional information about public transit to Monetate and possible carpooling from the city.
Friday evening, April 5, 6p-9p:
- laptop setup
- first steps with Python
Saturday, April 6, 10a-4:30p:
- review Friday's material
- lecture-based introduction to Python with hands-on practice
- lunch, provided by Monetate
- lightning talks from previous workshop graduates
- wrap-up and next steps
Things to bring on Friday and Saturday
Your laptop computer and power cord, water bottle, notebooks and pens (and anything else you need to help you learn)
The fee is $20 to cover costs.