Class 2

This is Class 2, again divided into two sessions, one for beginners and one for the advanced class.

The NERD Center requires everyone to have a valid photo ID to enter the building. A driver's license, passport, or credit card with photo is acceptable.

For those who can't make it, this class will be repeated soon (the location is still being secured).

The beginner material (Session at ~1pm) is still under construction but will most likely involve looping, lists, booleans, and a general discussion of how to accomplish simple tasks in programming. We'll probably talk more about working with strings, too.

If you missed the first beginner class, see the "Beginner Notes" under Files under More on the navbar at the top of the screen--- that's all the content of Class 1, with all the in-class examples.

I can't emphasize enough how important Class 2 is for advanced learners.

The advanced material (Session at ~2pm) is going to be a very comprehensive treatment of mutability, with in-depth discussion of various data types as they relate to mutability. By the end of Class 2, attendees will have a strong grasp on the nature of mutability in Python, and have learned quite a lot about working with strings, lists, and functions in view of mutability. We introduced lists in Class 1, but that was the tip of the iceberg.

If you missed the first advanced class, I would advise reading the beginners class notes and reviewing the practice problems and solutions in conjunction with the advanced slides, although the slides were designed to accompany my in-class examples and only go so far on their own. If you can do that, or else use Google on your own to learn the syntax for variables, if/else statements, while/for loops, and the basic types int, float, bool, str, and list, then you should be all set.

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

P.S. I'm assuming by now that anyone who's coming will have the software installed...if not, please go to the link below and follow the instructions.

http://www.meetup.com/Learning-to-Program-With-Python/messages/boards/thread/38372332

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  • Peter O

    Thanks Julian for all your hard work preparing and teaching this class. Thanks also to Todd for his assistance during the class.

    October 21, 2013

  • Erick

    Great

    October 21, 2013

  • Louis

    Thank you for the taking the time to teach all of us!

    October 21, 2013

  • Gary

    Where were you ? Tried 4 th and 5 th floor of one broadway and could not find meeting.

    October 20, 2013

    • Gary

      been a confusing day period for me

      October 20, 2013

    • Julian E.

      Yes.

      October 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    SWEET!!!

    October 15, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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