From PhillyPUG: An introduction to Python for women and their friends

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 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.


Venue details

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.


Rough schedule

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
  • projects
  • 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)


Workshop fee

The fee is $20 to cover costs.

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  • Marta M.

    Awesome - I learned so much from a lot of friendly folks, and am excited to continue using Python. I would definitely recommend this class to anyone, regardless of familiarity with the topic.

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Well done guys. A very instructive, well-paced session. I learned loads!

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • Jen D.

    Sorry I need to cancel, but my babysitter just canceled on me.

    April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I can't make it because I'm in NYC for the weekend. Really hope to make it to the next one!!!

    April 5, 2013

  • Ashley C.


    I am taking the HTML Class on saturday. I really want to come friday night! Can I? <3

    April 2, 2013

    • Dana B.

      Ashley, we require workshop participants to attend both sessions. Also, we have a waiting list for this event (see the event page here:­). But please watch the announcements from Girl Develop It. We're planning to offer another Python event later this year. I hope you'll be able to attend that one.

      April 4, 2013

  • Clare Jasmine D.

    On the waiting list!

    March 23, 2013

  • Clare Jasmine D.

    Can we use a Mac laptop or is this PC only?

    March 22, 2013

    • Dana B.

      Hi Clare, we ♥ Macs but Windows works too. Bring what you have!

      March 22, 2013

  • Ketki

    A novice to Python, but excited to learn this highly accessible programming language

    1 · March 16, 2013

  • Josette R.

    Awesome! Looking forward to this

    1 · March 12, 2013

  • Guillermina

    I wii love to go

    1 · March 11, 2013

  • Addie D.

    Can't wait!

    1 · March 11, 2013

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