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Beginner/Beginner+ Study session

Let's get our study on people! This is the 1st session for a beginner-focused study group meeting every second Tuesday. (The location is yet to be confirmed, still working on this, but will likely be downtown.)

Based on the expressions of interest from women keen to participate, we have identified the following 'study tracks' for people to follow. You do not have to choose one of these tracks, please feel free to attend and work on whatever study/projects you are interested in working on. The idea behind the tracks is to give people with similar interests and experience a common program of study to pursue, and be able to help each other progress.

**Beginner track**
Who: This is for women who either just took the day course 'Intro to Python' or have minimal/no experience with python.
Goal: To get a good grasp of python basics.
The work: 'How to think like a computer scientist' series (reading material and practical problems).
http://www.openbookproject.net/thinkcs/python/english2e/ (for python version 2.x)
http://openbookproject.net/thinkcs/python/english3e/ (for python version 3.x)

**Beginner+ Web development track**
Who: This is for women who have the basics of python, and are interested in web development.
Goal: To be able to build functional websites using a combination of python and Django.
The work: 'Getting started with Django' tutorial series, followed by building a blog.
https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/dev/intro/install/

**Beginner+ Scientific programming track**
Who: This is for women who have basic understanding of python, and have a background in science or engineering and want to use python for this purpose.
Goal: To enhance ability to build programs for a variety of different scientific purposes.
The work: TBA (We've got some suggestions on this, probably need to breakout the scipythonistas during the first session to confirm the details of this track)  http://www.meetup.com/PyLadies-ATX/messages/boards/thread/36630592/#[masked]

Note that these tracks are -not- formal courses. There will be no designated teachers, formalized assessments, deadlines, or grades awarded. From time to time, we will likely pull in other more experienced pyladies share their expertise on a specific topic / project, but probably not every session. The members of this group are responsible for their progressing at their own pace and supporting each other's learning.

I don't know about you guys, but I am really excited about this! I really encourage everyone who thinks they might want to be involved to show up and see if this is for you. All of the study materials for recommended tracks are free, so you've got nothing to lose!

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  • heather

    I'm stuck in code academy and I can't figure out why. I keep getting syntax errors for lesson 3:02 on this line :
    bool_three = 19 % 4 != 300 / 10 / 10 and False
    input:
    bool_three = 19 % 4 != 300 / 10 / 10 and False
    anyone else??

    August 15, 2013

  • heather

    I neglected to mention that I can host a space pretty much any time we need it. Location is in North Austin on Riata Traceway/Oak Knoll (183 area) and I might be able to expense food/snacks as well.

    August 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Here is a link to the interactive version of the beginner course How to Think Like a Computer Scientist (reminiscent of a Codecademy style of learning): http://interactivepython.org/runestone/static/thinkcspy/toc.html

    1 · August 13, 2013

  • Jess F

    When you get here, park yourself outside the Ups store inside the hilton lobby and call or text me. Thanks!

    August 13, 2013

  • Irma K.

    Won't be able to make it tonight afterall. Hope it goes well and that I can make the next one!

    August 13, 2013

  • Nimat

    Hi, would we be able to get in the Austin Chamber of Commerce if we are late? Who do we contact in case we need any help?

    August 13, 2013

    • Kwee Lan Teo Y.

      There will be signs at the entrance to call Jessica when you get here. It is not a problem.

      August 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Guys, I'm not gonna be able to make it after all - I'm on a big project at work and it looks like I'll be working late tonight.

    August 13, 2013

  • Ashley D.

    sorry to be out of town for this; I am a scientist who uses python, so keep me up to date on what the group decides to study on the science track!

    August 7, 2013

    • Jess F

      Will do Ashley, thanks for your input on this!

      August 12, 2013

  • Jess F

    We have one now, thank you all for your patience on this! Update to follow.

    August 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Has a Meetup location been decided?

    August 11, 2013

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