Curious about programming? Want to learn one language that you can use to build websites, program robots, visualize data, run servers, and make art? Then you're ready to get started with Python.
Python powers some of the popular apps we all know and love (or hate), like Pinterest and Instagram. It's used by tech companies all over the world, including many companies right here in Philadelphia. Monetate, Azavea, SunGard, SIG and Love Park Robotics are all Python shops. Employers love Python programmers.
Join us for GDI Philly's first Introduction to Python workshop, designed for women who have very limited or no programming experience. During this interactive workshop, we'll explore the basic components of a programming language: data types, functions, conditional statements and loops. We'll mix lecture and practice, and we'll work through lots of problems together. You'll leave the workshop with several tested tutorials to work through on your own.
We'll spend part of the workshop helping you set up a development environment, so there's no need to install software ahead of time. Just bring your laptop and come prepared to write your first lines of Python code.
This is the first part of GDI Philly's two-part Introduction to Python series. In the second workshop (to be held later in June), we'll review basic concepts, and then we'll work on several small Python projects. If you successfully complete this first workshop on June 15, you will be prepared to take the second workshop.
About the Instructor:
Dana Bauer is an independent developer, mapmaker, and data analyst. As part of the PhillyPUG leadership team, Dana organizes and teaches workshops and project nights for new coders, with a focus on bringing more women into the Python community. She regularly gives talks at regional and national conferences. Dana tweets @geography76.