Roll up your sleeves: We're going to get hands-on this month with a coding workshop!
Jackie Kazil, a web developer and an organizer of DC PyLadies, and Serdar Tumgoren, a news app developer at The Washington Post, will introduce the fundamentals of Python using a simple web scraping example. This will be a basic session aimed at folks who have some familiarity with Python. It will move pretty quickly through fundamentals such as looping, variables and data types before moving to scraping.
The event will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m and is sponsored by International Center for Journalists. We have limited seating, so please RSVP promptly. We have a waiting list and are looking into ways to include more people -- we'll follow-up if anything changes.
Please bring a laptop with Python installed. For more on that, check out the official Downloading Python page. Python Anywhere is a cloud-based solution that doesn't require local installation. If you need help installing Python locally, please comment below or message Greg and we will have a pre-workshop session at 10:30 a.m. to make sure everyone who needs assistance is ready to start.
Also, here are some resources to prepare/get up to speed, if needed:
Hope to see you there!
- We're considering whether to divide this event into beginner and intermediate sessions at Sunlight, in addition to exploring a possible larger venue. Please stay tuned for a quick survey of your skills.
- Thanks to sponsorship for this event by International Center for Journalists, we'll be able to buy some pizza for lunch. ICFJ is a non-profit, professional organization that promotes quality journalism worldwide in the belief that independent, vigorous media are crucial in improving the human condition.