what we are doing
This 2 hour introductory class is for people who have always wanted to learn or considered learning a programming language but are too anxious/busy to dive in on their own. This class will provide a very informal introduction to programming with Python (python.org).
The class will be divided into two parts. The first part involves the nitty gritty of installing Python and short lecture on programming principles. The second part will be spent applying the programming concepts with a series of fun challenges. Attendees are encouraged to team up and behave outrageously (while programming, of course) during this part!
what you will learn
- How to install the python programming language for your specific operating system (Windows, Mac or Linux)
- How to install additional modules
- Programming basics
- writing a script
- a little bit of text processing (time dependent)
To learn basic programming concepts, we will follow some examples from the free book ""Think Python"" by Allen Downey (for those who are keen, you can download the full book at greenteapress.com). Downey's example are quite fun and utilise a turtle to draw cool shapes constructed with loops, conditionals and functions. We will also dabble in some text analysis (if time and enthusiasm permits).
At the end of this class, you will be able to program!
type of class introduction
skill required 1-2/10 beginners
your chalkler will be
My name is Shrividya Ravi and I am a PhD student at Victoria University. My background is in material physics. I love data analysis and visualisation, for which I use Python.
what to bring
- A laptop
- pen and paper for doodling/taking notes
how to book and pay
our cancelation policy
If you RSVP for a class and fail to show up, you will get a "no show". Three no shows means you will be removed from chalkle. You may request to rejoin after six months.
If you cancel your RSVP:
- less than 3 days before = no refund
- after 7pm night before = no refund and a no show will be recorded.
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