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PyCon rehearsal: A hands-on introduction to Python for beginning programmers

  • Feb 15, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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Beginning programmers: jumpstart your Python and programming careers with this 3-hour interactive tutorial.

By the end, you'll have hands-on exposure to many core programming concepts, be able to write useful Python programs, and have a roadmap for continuing to learn and practice programming in Python.

This tutorial assumes no prior programming experience.

We'll cover:

• Python as a calculator

• Basic data types

• Interactive programs: input and output

• Making choices: booleans and flow control

• Lists and loops

• Functions

We'll also practice writing Python scripts, see demos of cool Python applications, and take a quick tour of popular Python libraries.

By the end of this tutorial, you'll be in great shape to continue learning Python through longer-form resources and start working on your own Python projects.

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  • Liora B.

    I was sorry not to be able to make this meeting (I'm on the other end of the red line) but I'll be on the lookout for the next one.

    February 15, 2015

  • Terri

    Jessica and Adam did a great job! Thanks for doing this and donating your time!

    February 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great presentation. Glad I was able to go.

    February 15, 2014

  • Mary M

    It was really good. It was straight to the point. I learned a lot.

    February 15, 2014

  • Courtney

    This has been fantastic! Thank you, Jessica and Adam!

    February 15, 2014

  • Renee

    this was a great course!
    Thank you!!!!

    February 15, 2014

  • Adam H.

    How does the wait list work.

    February 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Which version of Python will be covered 2.* or 3.*?

    February 12, 2014

  • Terri

    From someone who went to Sloan School on parking and building info: "All the buildings at MIT are known by numbers....surprise, surprise! Building 4 is over where they held the Commencement ceremonies - next to the dome. You can park anywhere on weekends. Krege Auditorium lot usually has spaces. "

    1 · February 10, 2014

  • John M.

    What building at MIT?

    February 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Trying to start programming but like we all know starting is the hardest part

    1 · February 8, 2014

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