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Python Classes - What are they and Why should I use them

Who: Anyone that is interested in Python.  We have a diverse group of members. Some have been using Python for years and are experts, while others just want to know how to get started in Python.  All skill ranges are welcome.

What: This meeting we cover classes.  We will follow Python 101 Chapter 11, this chapter is in the MeetUp file.  Get excerpt as pdf.  Python is called an "object-oriented programming language." This means there is a construct in Python called a class that lets you structure your software in a particular way. Using classes, you can add consistency to your programs so that they can be used in a cleaner way.  This definition and a more thorough tutorial are available on Learn Python the Hard Way

This meetup chooses a topic each month, presents an overview of the topic, and then has a group discussion about it.  This part last about an hour and is in the library.  After we go to a local pub and socialize, generally talking about our current projects, learning goals, and basic shop talk.  If you have specific questions or are seeking assistance in a particular aspect Python email me before and I may be able to direct you to someone with experience in that area.

Where: Slover Library.  First floor Board Room.  After a local pub that is walking distance from Slover.

When: Second Thursday of each month.  This time it will be Dec 8 at 6:30 pm.  The meeting in the library lasts roughly an hour.  We generally sit at a pub 1.5 to 2 hours.  SLOVER NOW CLOSES AT 8 PM SO WE START 30 MINUTES EARLIER NOW, 6:30 PM START.

Why: To learn Python, about Python, who is using Python in the area, and how people are using it.  

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