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].