Intro to Python - July Session

  • July 7, 2014 · 7:00 PM

Curious about programming? Want to learn one language that you can use to build websites, program robots, visualize data, run servers, and make art? Then you're ready to get started with Python.

Python powers some of the most popular websites and apps we all know and love, like Pinterest, Instagram and Rdio, to name a few. It's used by tech companies all over the world, including many companies right here in Seattle.

Join us for GDI Seattle's first Introduction to Python class! During this 4-session class (see dates/times below) we'll explore the basic components of programming with Python: using the Python interactive shell, functions/loops/conditionals, data structures and object oriented and functional programming. We'll mix lecture and practice, and help guide you through the coursework.

Please note that "Class 0" on July 7 is an optional workshop to get help setting up your development environment. We encourage you to participate in this workshop so that we can make sure you are ready to go for Class 1. 

Please note that this is a four part class. Session dates and lessons are:

Class 0 - Installfest
Monday, July 7, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Class 1, First steps for programming using the Python shell
Monday, July 14, 7:00-9:00 PM

Class 2, Structured programming - Functions, loops, and conditionals
Monday, July 21, 7:00-9:00 PM

Class 3, Python data structures and other essential built-ins
Monday, July 28, 7:00-9:00 PM

Class 4, Higher level abstractions using object oriented and functional programming
Monday, Aug 4, 7:00-9:00 PM

Windows users will definitely want to come to the Installfest, although all students will benefit from attending by making sure their laptops are set up ahead of time.

Please bring a laptop with a text editor and either Chrome or Firefox. If you have any questions about selecting a text editor, please send me an email at [masked].

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  • Tina K.

    Is it too late to register? I know I missed the installfest yesterday but I think I have everything set up already. If it is too late, hope you will be offering it again soon! :)

    July 8

    • Wendy G.

      Oops. Sorry for the misinformation! I didn't realize it was full!

      July 8

    • Tina K.

      No problem, thanks for letting me know!

      July 8

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this training useful to developers who are experienced in other languages (such as c++, java, and javascript)?

    July 7

    • Wendy G.

      You don't need any programming experience for this course. You will have a leg up on understanding the fundamentals if you have experience in other languages.

      July 7

  • Andrea E.

    Is there a link for the slides?

    July 7

    • Wendy G.

      I'll give it at class, and send it out afterwards.

      1 · July 7

  • Lisa S

    Too late to register for this?

    July 3

  • Konrad R.

    My daughter is 18, she's in her sophomore year at Bellevue College. She wants to study BioEngineering at UW. I'm thinking that Python would be a great start for her to get a foot in the door and internship jobs in the field.

    I'm trying to set-up a computer for her so she can go on Monday night. She has a Chrome book, but I'm afraid this may not work for her. Do you have an IDE for Linux Mint, or should I set her up with a Windows 7 laptop so she can install Python 2.7 or 3.3 and PYscripter?

    July 3

    • Wendy G.

      Monday's class is installfest, where we will help everyone set up their environments. We are not using IDEs in this class. Everything will be from the command line (either PowerShell or gitbash on Windows machines) or in the python shell. A windows 7 laptop will work great, and no need to pre-install anything. We'll help her get everything set up Monday night!

      July 3

  • Michelle

    Will this course be offered again soon? I have a scheduling conflict for these 4 weeks but would love to take this course!

    June 23

  • Amy H.

    Is there any way I can sign up for this class? I'm so sorry I missed the deadline and I would really love to take it!

    June 20

    • Heather Glenn W.

      Hi Amy - I have no idea why registration closed early for this class. But it is reopened now. Sorry for the inconvenience!

      June 21

    • Amy H.

      No problem at all. Thank you so much for reopening it. I'm glad I asked! : )

      June 21

  • Amy H

    Which version of Python will this class be teaching?

    June 21

    • Wendy G.

      For the material covered in class, there are few differences between 2 and 3. I will make sure everything works in both.

      1 · June 21

  • lacey

    will this course be offered again this year? we will be traveling during some points of this current training.

    June 18

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