This group meet up weekly and go through the Learn to Program: The Fundamentals on Coursera, https://www.coursera.org/course/programming1. This course introduces the fundamental building blocks of programming and teaches you how to write fun and useful programs using the Python language. They use Python 3. We will watch the videos and go through the exercises.
6:30 - 7:00 Mingle/Dinner
7:00 - 9:00 Watch Video/Go Through Exercises
What to do beforehand?
Make sure to install Python 3 on your computer with the instructions below.
Getting Started: Installing Python Programming Languages
Programs are found in many places such as on your computer, your cell phone, or on the internet. A program is a set of instructions that are run or executed. There are many programming languages and, for this course, we will use the Python programming language.
To run Python programs, download Python 3. That download also includes a program named IDLE:
- Visit http://python.org/download/releases/3.2.3/ to download Python 3.2.3
- Depending on your operating system, following the next steps:
Note: if you are a Mac user, you may also need to download Tcl/Tk. Visit here to download ActiveTcl.
Once you have downloaded Python, you can find IDLE in your Python folder.
This event is exclusively open to people who identify as female.