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Introduction to Learning Python

Ok, sorry for the super late start to the New Year of coding in Python! Due to some scheduling conflicts this is the first I've been able to commit to a night of PyLadies awesomeness! I'm moving this meeting and possibly subsequent meetings to the NorthEast branch library until we can possibly get a sponsor to let us use their space. I've found it a bit hard to focus in the cafe settings, but we can supplement our workshop/hack meetings with more fun social ones at bars and cafes!

Since there are a lot of new programmers wanting to learn Python I'm focusing this meeting on getting started in Python including installation, virtual environments, Python 2 versus 3 and going through Learn Python the Hard Way (as many exercises as we can get through).

I also encourage us to watch the MIT free courseware videos too, they are a nice introduction to Computer Science and Python.

At this meeting I will be setting up evening virtual meetups in Google Hangouts in the Seattle PyLadies Google Community pages. I created it as a private group (this is different from the regular Seattle PyLadies Google+ page) and need peoples names/Google + screen names or their email addresses in order to add people - if people don't like this aspect I can always recreate it as a public community group.

I would also like to have a volunteer to help me organize this group - their are a lot of perks to being an organizer that I don't have time to take advantage of and realistically there is a ton of work associated in running a PyLadies chapter and is more fit for at the very least 2 main organizers with a few helpers. It doesn't matter if you are just learning Python - I am just a beginner as well! All you need is to be excited about learning Python.

Ok, sorry for the long winded message with this meetup, but I'm excited to finally have a normal schedule in place to return to PyLadies meetups!

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  • Mary Jo B.

    Stephanie you can reach me through email at [masked].

    February 5, 2013

  • Mary Jo B.

    I greatly enjoyed meeting you Stephanie & look forward to working with you.

    February 5, 2013

  • kavita

    Will any sort of instructions/tutorials from the meetup be posted anywhere? I'm moving to WA at the end of Feb/beg of Mar & will miss this meetup!!! :-( I'm glad to hear that such things are happening in the area, even though I won't make this particular meetup. I'm new to programming in general.

    January 19, 2013

    • kavita

      Great :-) I'll look for it. And I'm looking forward to the meetup after I move there. I am planning to attend PyCon in March & would love to know if others from the meetup group are planning to go.

      January 30, 2013

  • Maria M.

    Hi there, I can't come this Monday, but would love to come to the next meeting! Generally speaking the time and place should be good for me, just happen to have a prior appointment this time.

    January 30, 2013

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