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Python for beginners

  • Jun 15, 2013 · 12:30 PM

Please join us for Python for beginners using Python and Turtle, followed by more workshops with other themes and exercises (to be announced soon.)  This workshop is a 4-hour, at-your-own-pace introduction to programming.  It teaches you about basic programming concepts and abstractions.  You will need to bring your own laptop in order to participate.  The space is right at the ground level (the Colab café) and wheelchair accessible.

Not sure if you have everything set up properly? We will be holding an optional installation party on the Friday before the workshop to get everything set up for the following day.  Join us at Colab at 7.30pm for a systems check or a beer.  (This is optional and in addition to the workshop.)

Our workshops are hands-on and at your own pace, suitable for men and women alike.  We provide material with a lot of exercises which has gone through numerous iterations of feedback.  Coaches stand by the sidelines to help with any problems learners might encounter.  All coaches are volunteers, participation is free of charge.  The material is more or less an introduction to basic programming concepts.  It is available in English;  coaches speak a mix of languages.

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!


Coaches please be there an hour early (11.30am) so we can discuss last details.  You should also have a look at the material in advance.



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  • Richard E.

    Great idea and well implemented. It gave me the perfect excuse to sit down for a few hours and take a look at the language. Having such well versed friendly and helpful subject matter experts at hand was extremely helpful.

    1 · June 16, 2013

  • Tom B.

    It was indeed delightful. Enjoyed my first steps with Python and turtle. Good coaches, cool location. Looking forward to thr next opentechschool workshop!

    June 16, 2013

  • Adrian

    Joined spontaneously ... excellent, nice location, friendly people, great concept. Thanks for the free Club Mate! :)

    June 16, 2013

  • yuvaraj

    super .. it helpful for beginner level.

    June 16, 2013

  • Alan F.

    It was very cool. Help me through the first steps so I can start to learn on my own.

    June 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I want even more ;)

    June 15, 2013

  • Ciaran

    Very good

    June 15, 2013

  • Stefi M.

    Next time!

    June 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    woo-hoo, super!! I'm in :))

    June 12, 2013

  • Przemyslaw Z.

    Sry. Unfortunately that day we have a friend coming over from MTV.

    May 28, 2013

  • Michael K.


    May 24, 2013

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