Introduction to Programming with Python

Due to its popularity, the workshop is now offered again to the people of Tel-Aviv to get them started in programming using Python - no prior knowledge required. So if you are interested in learning programming hands-on and with amazing coaches around, using the great PythonTurtle workshop we've prepared for you, please sign up. And yes, it's free.

The workshop is self-learned from tutorials with the assistance of many coaches that move among the learners.

The main target group of this workshop is people who are completely new to programming and want a "soft start", with support from fellow learners and from our coaches.

That said --

If you attended last time and would like to continue to more advanced material, that's great! Note that you will make the most of this workshop if you take some time to play with what you learned at home between the workshops. Bring some beautiful things you built to show the group!

If you already know how to program and want to learn python, please come but do contact us in advance. Our team of coaches will prepare relevant learning materials (but only if we know you're coming).

If you already know your way around python and would like to help others learn, we would like you to come as a coach. If that's the case, please (after rsvp-ing) talk to us, so we'll get to know you a bit and possibly increase our learner capacity.

You will need to bring your own laptop in order to participate with a recent python (2.7) installed. If you have a recent Mac or Linux, this is pre-installed, you are covered. If you are running Windows, please install from here, or let the organizers know in advance so they can help you set it up.

Because the number of seats is limited, it is important that you only sign up if you definitely plan on coming (and do so, too!). If you can't make it for any reason, please cancel your attendance on Meetup right away so your someone on the waiting list can take your place. Thanks!

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  • Jerome S.

    Really good, the instructors really knew their stuff

    February 2, 2014

  • Aur S.

    Thank you all for coming. I had a blast.

    Remember that if you want to join the OTS Tel Aviv team so you can push further activities, all you have to do is ask.

    Sinai, you don't even have to ask.

    February 1, 2014

  • Sinai R.

    מעולה. כבר מחכה לפעם הבאה. כל הכבוד והמון תודה!

    February 1, 2014

  • Oren B

    Thank you guys for tutoring us, it was really cool. i would have liked to see some real life examples of what python can do, but beside that, it was really well played

    February 1, 2014

    • Shay

      Personally I can say I started using it for system scripts and it does awesome things easily - files manipulation, sending emails with attachments and logging

      February 1, 2014

  • Asaf R.

    Fun and engaging. Friendly environment and instructors.

    February 1, 2014

  • Anat B.

    Many thanks, it was very helpful, I learned a lot and liked the format very much!

    1 · February 1, 2014

  • Gil W.

    האם הלימוד הוא מחומר כתוב עברית? האם המנחה/מרצה ידבר עברית?

    January 30, 2014

    • Yoni L.

      היי גיל,
      לגבי חומרי הלימוד, החומרים הם באנגלית - http://www.opentechsc...­

      לגבי השאלה השניה, מדובר בסדנא של עבודה עצמית ללא הרצאות. בתום הצגה פרונטלית קצרצרה, החונכים יסתובבו בין הלומדים ונוכל לתקשר בכל שפה משותפת שנבחר ובפרט עברית, אנגלית ורוסית.

      January 30, 2014

  • Ori K.


    1 · January 30, 2014

  • chen

    Hi, I have some background in programing from high school(mainly c#) but not python. I wonder if it's relevant for me or I should cancel and let someone else come. Thoughts?

    January 29, 2014

    • chen

      Okay, I'm stepping down from this one. But I hope you have a great time and I think it's amazing you do this(:

      January 30, 2014

    • Gil L.

      Thanks Yoni and Aur, I'm cancelling. See you in future meetups :-)

      January 30, 2014

  • Ori K.


    1 · January 28, 2014

    • Yoni L.

      I love your positive attitude!

      January 29, 2014

  • ald

    סלחו לי שאני כותב בעיברית
    מאחר וכולם פה ישראלים והאנגלית שלי לא משהו אני לא רואה סיבה שלא לכתובת בעיברית

    הייתי מעוניין להצטרף לקורס פייטון התחלתי ואולי לגייס עוד כמה
    איך אני מברר האם יש מסגרת לקורס כזה פעם פעמים בשבוע בערב
    או אינפומציה נוספת בנושא

    January 29, 2014

    • Yoni L.

      כותבים פה באנגלית מסיבות היסטוריות בעיקר. הארגון אינו ישראלי במקור, וחומרי הלימוד שלנו הם באנגלית. מנגד, כמו שאמרת המשתתפים רובם ככולם ישראלים וידיעת אנגלית ברמת "משהו" אינה נדרשת.

      אנסה לעזור יותר בהתכתבות פרטית, אבל התשובה הקצרה היא שאיני מכיר אישית מסגרת כזאת למתחילים. לפחות שלא במסגרת של מכללה כלשהי.

      אולי יש מישהו כאן שיודע לספר על דבר כזה? אם כן, אולי גם יעניין אותי להצטרף לצוות.

      January 29, 2014

  • Aur S.

    @Richard: This workshop is based on self-studying, so there's not much to live-stream. Unfortunately, we can't livestream our instructors walking around and helping everyone.

    You can follow along at home, the material is here:

    If you want us to be available on chat or Hangout, we might consider it.

    @Dovi: We try to balance 50-50 between weekday workshops and weekend workshops, however the bottleneck will always be volunteer instructor availability.

    2 · January 22, 2014

  • Dovi L.

    Is there any possibility this will not be on Saturdays?

    2 · January 22, 2014

  • Richard D.

    Would you consider live streaming the event for people who can't physically attend?

    2 · January 22, 2014

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