Python

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.

Schedule:

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.

Python

To run Python programs, download Python 3. That download also includes a program named IDLE:

  1. Visit http://python.org/download/releases/3.2.3/ to download Python 3.2.3
  2. 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.

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  • Alyssa K.

    Way too detailed and low-level for a beginner. Doesn't explain the reason behind. What is a REPL? What makes it special? Why do forms have value? Etc.

    August 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    As discussed the mailing list for those that attended is at: http://groups.google.com/group/wwcpython
    see ya'll next week

    2 · August 21, 2013

  • Samantha

    Fantastic, with the help of others I made better progress.

    August 20, 2013

  • Beth M.

    What is the benefit of Python?

    1 · August 19, 2013

    • ilona

      You're also Kelly? She's the one who used the phrase "older programs".

      August 20, 2013

    • Jam

      IKD, thanks for clarification. I thought so too:)

      August 20, 2013

  • Carina C. Z.

    Women Who Code SF had a Python study group in the past. It spun off to become PyLadies SF, an amazing & standalone organization. Do talk with Lynn Root, who founded both of those. She's very devoted to bringing more women into Python, and has the connections to help you get going easily.

    August 8, 2013

    • Angela H.

      CodeAcademy is an easy and fun way to get started with Python online.

      August 20, 2013

  • ilona

    MUNI is being MUNI. I hope to be there by 7....

    August 20, 2013

  • Joanne

    will come without a laptop this time

    August 20, 2013

  • Helango

    Cant make it today. Someone can take my spot.

    August 20, 2013

  • Jam

    Sorry, I can't make it:(

    August 19, 2013

  • Samantha

    I'm in the East Bay - Albany. Would anyone like to travel together, car or BART?

    August 19, 2013

    • Melanie S.

      Yes! Im coming from Montclaire/Berkeley. Please call/text[masked]-6909..­.anyone else up for east bay carpool? Emeryville Trader Joe's parking lot has worked for me :)

      August 19, 2013

    • Samantha

      Super! TJ's works for me. I'll wait to see if others are joining, then we can be more specific.

      August 19, 2013

  • Celeste W.

    Sadly can't attend tomorrow! Gotta get ready for an early trip Wed :( See you at the next one!

    August 19, 2013

  • Dana

    Just got a msg that a spot opened up and was told to "say something" before someone else gets it. Since I'm already on the waiting list, wouldn't the next person be from the top of the waiting list (like first come, first served)?

    2 · August 15, 2013

    • Penelope H.

      Agreed. I keep getting notices about a spot being open, but when I go to Meetup that isn't true. It's less hassle to just receive a notice if you make it off the waiting list (because you are the next in line) then to race to the site every time an rsvp changes.

      2 · August 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If you could use any extra TA's or setup assistants, I'd love to lend a hand!

    August 14, 2013

    • Tammy

      That would be great! Ping me and we can talk! :)

      August 14, 2013

  • gloria

    Can we sign up on a waitlist?

    August 13, 2013

  • Celeste W.

    Aww snap! this filled up quickly! :)

    August 13, 2013

  • Jam

    Thanks for inviting

    August 13, 2013

  • Atousa

    Where and when is the meet up, I am a bit confused?

    August 8, 2013

    • Tammy

      The meetup will be held at the Quid office at 6:30pm on August 20th.

      August 13, 2013

    • Tammy

      Quid office is at 733 Front Street, Suite C1A.

      August 13, 2013

  • Alexandra

    So I want to learn Python as well. Has the first meeting for this group already happened? If not when is the first meeting? Is it next Monday?? Thanks

    August 12, 2013

    • Tammy

      The first meetup hasn't happened yet. Please sign up and install Python 3 on your computer before coming on Tuesday the 20th at 6:30pm. We are meeting at the Quid office on 733 Front Street, Suite C1A.

      August 13, 2013

  • Tammy

    I suggest that this group meet up weekly and go through the Learn to Program: The Fundamentals on Coursera. 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. I would be willing to organize this group and try to find us a space to work in. https://www.coursera.org/course/programming1

    2 · August 5, 2013

    • Brandy H.

      Hey Tammy, so it will be ongoing for the 7 weeks per Coursera?

      August 13, 2013

    • Tammy

      Hi Brandy, I will be running this meetup for the full 7 weeks. We will meet up on Tuesday nights except for a couple of the weeks where I will have to change it due to prior commitments.

      August 13, 2013

  • Tammy

    Please note the start date for this meetup has changed to start on Tuesday August 20th at 6:30pm.

    August 13, 2013

  • Tammy changed the date and time to Monday, August 19, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    August 5, 2013

  • Bronwyn

    Would love an SF or East Bay meetup for Python! Signed up with PyLadies, but looks like it's all South Bay which just isn't possible after work.

    1 · July 24, 2013

  • Brandy H.

    I would like a SF-based meetup

    July 11, 2013

  • Brandy H.

    I need to gain some coding experience and I want to learn Python for data collection and analysis!

    July 11, 2013

  • Stephanie S.

    I'm also interested, hoping to find a meetup for this in SF!

    2 · July 11, 2013

  • Georgia A.

    Check out the PyLadies group! http://www.meetup.com/PyLadiesSF/

    July 3, 2013

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