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An introduction to Python for women and their friends

Overview

You are invited to learn and practice Python basics at the 5th Pystar Philly Python Workshop! This event is for women who have little or no programming experience. Men are welcome as guests of women who are attending.

This is a 1.5 day event, with sessions on Friday August 1 from 6 PM to 9 PM and Saturday August 2 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. You must be able to the attend the full session both days to participate.

We'll be following this curriculum based off what our friends at the Boston Python Workshop have done.

On Friday evening you'll set up your development environment, learn how to execute Python code from a file and interactively from a Python prompt, and practice printing and using Python as a calculator.

On Saturday we'll spend the morning on a lecture-based introduction to the language, taking breaks to practice concepts on bite-sized exercises. In the afternoon we'll break out into groups to practice Python through short projects on a variety of fun and practical topics.

Our goal is to provide a comfortable environment in which women can develop their programming skills with confidence. Instructors from PyStar Philly and PhillyPUG will be friendly guides throughout the event.

Rough schedule

Friday evening, August 1, 6:00 PM -9:00 PM:

laptop setup

first steps with Python

Saturday, August 2, 9:30 AM -4:30 PM:

review Friday's material

lecture-based introduction to Python with hands-on practice

projects

wrap-up and next steps

Things to bring on Friday and Saturday

Your laptop computer (that you have admin privileges on)  and power cord, water bottle, notebooks and pens, and anything else you need to help you learn.

Feel free to bring your own dinner Friday.  We'll have coffee Saturday morning.  We'll break for lunch (on your own) on Saturday.

Workshop fee

We're charging a modest fee of $35 to cover our costs. If you're unable to pay this fee, please contact us and we'll work something out.  No one will be turned away due to cost.

 

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  • Kira

    Thanks again for the great intro to Python! Am going to try to make the upcoming project night as well!

    August 5, 2014

  • Angela A.

    What an intro into Python! I really learned a lot & I can't wait to practice & learn more.

    August 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    The catalyst I needed to finally be productive in learning Python. Thanks for organizing and sharing resources!

    August 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just signed up this afternoon so may have missed an email. Is there an assigned room for this? Thanks!

    August 1, 2014

    • Alyssa B.

      Huntsman Hall, room 355

      August 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does anyone know what the cutoff time is for signing up? I want to come but want to see how work goes this morning before committing. Thanks!

    August 1, 2014

    • Maneesha S.

      Hi Susan - We don't have a strict cutoff time. You can register for the workshop this afternoon depending on how things go.

      August 1, 2014

  • Angela A.

    I'd like to bring a friend. How do I pay again?

    July 24, 2014

    • Maneesha S.

      Scooter - I emailed you directly. For anyone else who sees this... I've just fixed the guest settings so people should be able to register with a guest from now on.

      July 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can you take this workshop if you have zero experience in programming?

    July 18, 2014

    • Alyssa B.

      Yes! It's designed to include people who have never programmed before.

      July 18, 2014

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