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Intro to Python class! YAY!

PyLadies DC and DC Python want you to join us for a workshop for women and their friends who have no or limited programming experience. This event is welcoming and respectful of trans women. Men are welcome as guests of women who are attending (please RSVP as well).

Dates/Times:
(You must be available for the whole class to attend.)
Friday, August 9, 2013 at 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Requirements (and non-requirements!):

- You must have a laptop.
- You must have rights to install software on this laptop.
- No previous programming experience is required! This will be a class for absolute beginners.
- All operating systems are welcome.
- You do not have to have Python installed. We will have USB keys with installers.

An outline of what will be covered during the class can be found here.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was fantastic -- the instructors and organizers were competent, very helpful when we needed help, and down-to-earth. There was a lot, to cover, but Katie did a fantastic job, and it is very evident that she's had extensive teaching experience. i also appreciated everyone's sense of humor!

    1 · August 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      *a lot to cover

      August 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great Session! A bit overwhelming to newbies but one has to jump in if you want to learn to code.

    August 11, 2013

  • Tiffany D J.

    This was an amazing experience! Thank you so much for this opportunity!

    August 10, 2013

  • Mowens

    This class was excellent, It definitely provided me a good starting point. I'm extremely grateful for the opportunity.

    August 10, 2013

  • Jennifer A S.

    I thought this was a great introduction that will serve as a good basis for future /self directed learning

    August 10, 2013

  • ann

    This class was really great! Well presented and very comprehensive overview. Thanks so much!

    August 10, 2013

  • Bilen

    Katie, Jackie and Joshua you guys rock! i don't know how much i have grasped but definitely over my python intimidation :) thank you guys! looking forward to the next class...

    August 10, 2013

  • Bilen

    Katie, Jackie and Joshua you guys rock! i don't know how much i have grasped but definitely over my python intimidation :) thank you guys! looking forward to the next class...

    August 10, 2013

  • Minjung (Nicole) C.

    Awesome people + awesome place = awesome things learned! Best meetup ever.

    August 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome and inspiring!

    August 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have fun with the class. Kathie any chances of doing a Django class?

    August 10, 2013

    • Jackie K.

      Katie is teaching at the moment, so I will answer. :-D ... We have talked about doing web framework classes. Depending on interest would determine whether we did Django or Flask focused. Nova Python does Djentle Django classes sometimes also..... Please vote so when we are determining how to move forward, you interest in accounted for: http://www.meetup.com...­

      August 10, 2013

  • Eric M.

    August 10, 2013

  • Mowens

    I'm downstairs a can can someone let me in

    August 10, 2013

  • Mowens

    Hi I'm trying to connect remotely can someone help

    August 10, 2013

    • Jam!

      Okay... It just started.. And we are reviewing.

      August 10, 2013

    • Mowens

      Ok thanks

      August 10, 2013

  • Tiffany D J.

    On my way as well, just running late

    August 10, 2013

  • Tatyana

    On my way. Beware, trains are very slow today

    August 10, 2013

  • Jam!

    We are downstairs... Can someone let us up?

    August 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great class! Looking forward to tomorrow.

    August 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good 1st day but I could use 2 weekends for all the info.

    August 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I may be running in a little bit late, but I already have python installed so it's ok.

    August 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      will be there soon

      August 9, 2013

  • Jennifer A S.

    I'll be running late, too, but I also have python... What interface will we be using to write and run the code? I might attend remotely....

    August 9, 2013

    • Jennifer A S.

      ooh thanks! and I think I will do remote. How do we find your "live" event?

      August 9, 2013

    • Katie C.

      I just sent out a link!

      August 9, 2013

  • Harriett (.

    I am in the building. How do I get to 9th floor?

    August 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm on my way!

    August 9, 2013

  • Jen C.

    I'm stuck at work until (at least) 7pm. If I miss the Friday class, should I not go to the Saturday class?

    August 9, 2013

    • Jen C.

      Will you post slides or notes later?

      August 9, 2013

    • Katie C.

      I'm not sure yet. If they are, I'll post something to the list!

      August 9, 2013

  • Mowens

    Hi everyone, what's the closest metro. I wanted to come in tonight for the setup.

    August 9, 2013

    • Mowens

      Thanks!!

      August 9, 2013

    • Mowens

      If the traffic is too heavy coming from the manassas area I will join you all remotely.

      August 9, 2013

  • Minjung (Nicole) C.

    Just arrived from Philadelphia. I was on the waitlist but got into the class at the last minute. (Thanks, Katie!) Hopefully everybody can make it tonight. Can't wait.

    August 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    UGH! I just had something come up that I cannot get out of. I'm so blown :-( I look forward to the next class. Hope someone can take my place.

    August 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is it possible to know how far down on the waitlist we are? I'd like to make other plans if I'm far down on the list.

    Thank you! :-)

    August 9, 2013

    • Katie C.

      You can see the waitlist on the MeetUp page here: http://www.meetup.com...­ People waitlisted are at the very end of all attendees.

      It looks like you're no longer on the waitlist, though!

      August 9, 2013

    • Alicia

      Yes, Meetup.com does send an email so alert for getting off of the waitlist. Also, I believe that the order your name shows on the sidebar on the page is the order of your spot on the waitlist.

      August 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry for the last minute cancel! Ill def make the next one.

    August 9, 2013

  • Mowens

    Please let me know if space becomes available. If not will
    You be offering this class again in the near future

    August 7, 2013

    • Katie C.

      I don't know how soon we should be doing it, but I'm hoping that we can do another class before the year is out. If someone does drop, you should get an email telling you that you're off the waitlist.

      August 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where can we get Python so it's preloaded on our PCs/Macs for tomorrow's class?

    August 8, 2013

    • Katie C.

      Part of tomorrow's class is loading Python. It's easy to grab the wrong one!

      August 8, 2013

  • Alicia

    Any chance that additional spaces will be added so I can get off of the waitlist?

    Also, is the Friday night portion just set-up or will there actually be lessons? I already have Python installed...

    August 3, 2013

    • Katie C.

      It looks like you're in :)

      August 5, 2013

    • Alicia

      Hooray. Very excited. Thanks to whoever opened up a slot.

      August 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately I won't be able to make it. But happy to give the opportunity to another lucky gal.

    August 4, 2013

  • Lori

    I always wanted to learn Python.

    1 · July 27, 2013

  • Ria G.

    Looking forward to it!

    1 · July 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My 15 year old Boy Luis Angel is learning how to program.
    I wonder if I can register him for this class.
    I am sure he would benefit tremendously
    He won his school's math contest (Back in Mexico)
    and he needs to program.

    Thank You very much, I really appreciate any help!

    July 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Abel. I have done a lot programming in python during my time at NASA I may be able to hekp him

      July 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      THANK YOU !! That would awesome !! I will contact you on a separate communication !!

      July 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great idea! Looking forward to it.

    1 · July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What knowledge should we refresh ourselves prior to the class. I'm really stoked to get started!

    June 25, 2013

    • Jackie K.

      There is no refresh needed. Just make sure that you have a machine, power & admin rights to your machine. This is a beginner course.

      July 22, 2013

  • Tatyana

    Ladies, I checked and apparently I will be out of town on those days. BUT! Are you by any chance teaching this class in September?

    July 10, 2013

    • Katie C.

      We generally only run these classes twice a year, since there's only two of us, and they take a lot of effort to set up. I doubt we'll be running one in September.

      July 10, 2013

  • Catherine

    Hi! Do you have to have a programming or IT background to follow this class? Is there a cost? Thanks.

    June 28, 2013

    • Katie C.

      No programming or IT experience is necessary! Also, there's no cost.

      June 28, 2013

    • Catherine

      thanks!

      June 28, 2013

  • Tatyana

    Will there be any classes in June/July?

    May 30, 2013

    • Katie C.

      Nope. There's only the two of us, and we're both busy during those months.

      May 30, 2013

  • eddie w.

    Can I volunteer to help?

    May 28, 2013

    • Katie C.

      We're good on volunteers, but thanks :-)

      May 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm confused about the 8/10/13 time - it says 9:30PM to 5:00PM. Please resend the invites when the RSVPs opens so that we won't have to remember sift through our old email invites. I'm excited to attend!

    May 27, 2013

    • Katie C.

      This is a two day class. It starts on Friday, and concludes on Saturday. I believe Meetup will email everyone when registration opens.

      May 27, 2013

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