Intro to Command Line I

  • January 15, 2014 · 6:00 PM

Command line programming can be intimidating because we've become so used to graphical user interfaces (GUIs), but if you can get past appearances you’ll discover that scripting in the command line is often more efficient and flexible. Additionally, many programmers believe that learning software like git in the command line interface (CLI) enables greater understanding of the software and its internals (you’ll let us know after our git workshop, right?)
In this workshop, we’ll explore basic commands that will allow you to navigate your file system, move and copy files, search, and enter/exit the python interpreter. After some practice exercises, we’ll learn how to set up environments for our Python-based projects using an awesome tool called Virtualenv, and how to download and install Python packages using the Python package manager pip.

This workshop is for women only.

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  • Ashley

    I wish I could come! I have class Wednesday nights.

    January 5, 2014

    • Flora W.

      Aw, bummer! I usually try to take notes and send out a recap email after each workshop, so I hope that helps!

      January 5, 2014

    • Flora W.

      Hi Ashley! I just wanted to drop a line and say that I haven't forgotten about the recap notes--I will send them out this weekend :)

      January 27, 2014

  • Marguerite

    I was on the waitlist for this but just took myself off --- not going to be able to make it tonight. Hope to see notes. Thanks for these workshops, they look good.

    January 15, 2014

    • Flora W.

      Hi Marguerite! I just wanted to let you know that I haven't forgotten about the notes--just happened to be away on a work trip this last week. I will send them out this weekend :)

      1 · January 27, 2014

  • Grace A.

    Per usual, this workshop was both fun and informative! Thank tou Selena and Flora!

    1 · January 16, 2014

  • Melissa

    Everyone getting Python errors tonight: here's a cool poster showing 29 common errors in one place!

    1 · January 15, 2014

  • Cat B.

    Should we snag food before 6pm, or will there be a break to grab some? Thanks!

    January 15, 2014

    • Flora W.

      Grab something before if you can ;)

      January 15, 2014

  • KeeleyH

    Hello! I'm sorry to ask so late, but I'm going to be held up until 7 pm - will the class still be going if I come by at 7 pm? I'll come as soon as I possibly can.

    January 15, 2014

    • Flora W.

      Hi Keeley! Yes, we should be going until 8:30 or so, and we'll get you caught up as best we can!

      January 15, 2014

  • Kristi W.

    I will be bringing my baby along with me if that's alright.

    January 5, 2014

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