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Introduction to Python by Cliff Kachinske

***IMPORTANT NOTICE!****Due to inclement winter weather Cliff Kachinske's presentation Introduction to Python has been rescheduled to Tuesday, April 8th!!!  There will be NO MEETUP EVENT tomorrow, Tuesday, February 11th!


Topic: Introduction to Python by Cliff Kachinske


• About me and why I use Python: productivity, few
quirks, etc

• Immediately noticeable differences: white space
significant, compactness of code aka less typing. 

• More subtle differences: Data typing in Python,
aka Duck Typing; Variable scope

• The best Python IDE may be none at all

• A closer look at data types; data types as

• A glance at built-in statements + where to find

• A glance at built-in functions + where to find

• Procedural Python

• Python classes - why use 'em?

• Some characteristics of Python classes

• A glance at unit testing; mostly just pointing
to existing test libraries

• Somebody has already solved this problem, or
Google is your friend

• Python standard library

• Third party libraries

• How to really learn Python: resources


Location: 950 East Paces Ferry Road NE, Suite 2155 (21st floor), Atlanta, GA 30326

Parking: FREE Parking is available in the MARTA Parking Lot located directly across the street from the building. Please do not park in the One Atlanta Plaza building parking lot because parking is no longer free there.

RSVP: Food and drinks will be provided, so please RSVP to this event ONLY is you are able to attend. If your status changes, please make sure to update the website!



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  • Jamal M.

    Great introduction to Python Cliff! I'm looking forward to the next meetup!

    April 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks to all for your time and attention. I had a great time.

    April 9, 2014

  • Tony D.

    Good presentation. Would have liked to have seen more working examples of core python, but in all it was very useful to me. Cliff was very responsiveto all of my questions. Thanks!

    April 9, 2014

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