Introduction to Programming

*** Update - May 9 ***

The inimitable Alec Clews will be joining us from the Melbourne Raspberry Jam meetup group. He'll be bringing a Raspberry Pi, one of the new tiny tiny tiny computers capable of running Python. It's a super cool device, be sure to check it out at the workshop!

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Introduction to Programming

Electron Workshop is hosting our next workshop, a second run of Introduction to Programming. This uses the Python programming language to give a gentle introduction to the basics of computer programming.
Whether you've got dreams of building a software empire or you are just a little curious about what all those programmers get up to we'll give you a taste of how things work, Python-style. OpenTechSchool workshops are at-your-own-pace, with lots of coaches who are professional programmers themselves to give encouragement and guide you over the common pitfalls that many face when just starting out.

All you need to bring is a laptop and some enthusiasm! OpenTechSchool workshops are all with open-source, free software running on Mac OSX, Windows and Linux. All course material is free and hosted online.

Because the number of seats is limited, it is important that you only sign up if you definitely plan on coming (and do so, too!). If you can't make it for any reason, please cancel your attendance on Meetup right away so your someone on the waiting list can take your place. Thanks!

About OpenTechSchool

OpenTechSchool is a movement aiming to offer free tech education. Our events are open to technology enthusiasts of all genders, backgrounds, and experience levels, willing to coach or learn in a friendly environment. Our learning material is shared and collectively improved by the online community and anyone is welcome to use it to organize new OTS chapters anywhere in the world.

About Python

Python is one of the most popular and widely available programming languages. With an easy syntax and friendly user base it's one of the best languages for a beginner programmer. After learning the basics, Python programmers can easily move onto graphics and multimedia, websites and data analysis. It's "batteries included" nature makes it easy to get your ideas into code, and it's a great stepping stone before moving on to other languages.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks guys for the workshop, I found the notes and mentors extremely useful, and am excited to do even more with Python.

    Is there somewhere where I can view the notes for the website/flask workshop?

    I only have one feedback, and that is, I think it would be good if in the end there was a mini project that everyone could do post-workshop, and post somewhere. I would be interested how different people would tackle the same problem.

    Looking forward to the next!

    May 24, 2013

    • Steven F.

      Hi Zos, glad you enjoyed it, and that's a great idea too! Try here for the Flask workshop: http://opentechschool...­

      May 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Steven!

      May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good reviews, awaiting to hopefully attend the next one! :)

    May 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

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    1 · May 18, 2013

  • Alec C.

    Impressed by material and approach -- so will steal for Raspberry Jam peeps :-)

    May 18, 2013

  • Yuliana

    learned a lot today...thanks Steven and co!!

    May 18, 2013

  • Marie-Brigitte S.

    Very interesting.

    May 18, 2013

  • Steven F.

    For those of you affected by tram works in the city it's ok to come late.

    1 · May 18, 2013

  • Alec C.

    Come to coach and show Raspberry Pi. Also bringing a student

    May 6, 2013

  • Jessica R.

    Very excited about this!

    May 4, 2013

  • Steven F.

    A couple of things for people to note: RSVPs open on Monday, to give time for people who are taking a four-day weekend. We have a new workshop coming up after this which starts to look into data science and another run of the websites workshop.

    1 · April 26, 2013

    • Nikita M.

      Is this a follow on from the last meet up? Or another for those that missed it?

      April 26, 2013

    • Steven F.

      It's a rerun, for those who missed it. We have 140 or so members and only 30 places per workshop :(

      April 26, 2013

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