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!