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LPTHW Study Group

Have you wanted to complete beginner level Python lessons but didn't find the motivation, did you start LPTHW but gave up halfway? How about joining a study group to complete LPTHW in 10-12 weeks!

We will meet every Sunday, 1-4pm at Rackspace (we will skip Memorial Day Weekend – May 26th).

Curriculum - To complete 5 exercises* every week on our own and meet on the weekends to discuss and clarify doubts.

Resources - LPTHW Zed Shaw http://learnpythonthehardway.org/book/ – free online, or can be purchase for download with videos for $29.

There is also a free Command Line crash course http://cli.learncodethehardway.org/book/

Google Group - http://groups.google.com/group/pyladiessf To post questions or share any material.

Volunteers needed!! Those of you who are very comfortable with Python please drop by and lend us a helping hand :-)

Note: this meetup is for women only; emphatically trans & queer friendly!


*When we meet on March 24th we should have completed until Exercise 5: More Variables And Printing

A HUGE thank you goes to Rackspace for committing to host our weekly study group!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm willing to co-lead as long as we can do a non-business hours time and public transportation accessible place

    September 11, 2013

  • Angela W.

    I would be willing to co-lead with someone if we keep it to 12 weeks.

    September 11, 2013

  • Alexandra

    I would love for this to start up again!

    September 11, 2013

  • Lynn R.

    If someone wants to lead this, I have space for you all.

    September 11, 2013

  • Una S.

    I have the same question as Alexandra; Is this starting again?

    September 10, 2013

  • Alexandra

    Is this going to start up again in the fall?

    1 · August 29, 2013

  • Inna G.

    had long night release...

    March 24, 2013

  • Jennifer F.

    Can't make it this time :-( so I'm changing my RSVP. Hope to join next week instead!

    March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    is there a google group or something where we can post questions or have other discussions?

    March 13, 2013

  • Becka

    I'm signed up for the class, but am actually interested in coming to help out. Should I give up my spot? Not sure if the limit is related to space limitations.

    March 16, 2013

  • Vicki C.

    How will the people on the waiting list find out if spaces open up for the Mar 24th study group? I'm new to Meetup, so I'm not clear on how this works. Thanks!

    March 16, 2013

  • Tajalli

    @bonnie, I'd started LPTHW already on my own late last year. It is quite doable independently but working in a group may be supportive in keeping you pushing forward and getting questions answered quickly. Make sure you work your way through Shaw's "Learn Command Line the Hard Way" before you start his LPythonTHW. This will acclimate you to to his teaching style and give you the basic chops for maneuvering around in your terminal program and using a text editor so you can concentrate on learning python itself rather than fussing with the setup. Baking bread successfully the first time is much easier if you already have your kitchen set up and know basic cooking, measuring and baking skills.

    2 · March 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      thanks tajalli! that's really good to know. thanks for the heads up!

      March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i won't be able to make it to the first session, march 24th. will i be able to catch up in the following meetup?

    March 12, 2013

    • Sri

      @Bonnie and Leane see if you guys can meet up during the week or else the three of us can meet a couple of hours earlier on March 31st. I am a beginner too and as Tajalli suggested try to complete the Command Line crash course it is very helpful.

      March 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      thanks leane! thanks shree! I'll definitely keep you posted.

      March 13, 2013

  • Tania

    suonds great!

    March 5, 2013

  • Samantha D.

    I need to get back on track with LPTHW! Can't wait to attend my first pyladies SF event!

    March 4, 2013

  • Yael

    Sadly, I'll be out of town! See you next week!

    March 4, 2013

  • Jennifer F.

    Beginner Pythonista looking to hone my coding skills and meet new people!

    March 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    looking forward to it!

    March 4, 2013

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