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Introduction to Python

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. MonetateAzaveaSunGardSIG 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.

 

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  • Mary Kate N.

    Hi,
    I am also unable to attend this session, and would sell my spot to someone on the list if possible. Apologies. I also realize there are no refunds, but if someone on the waitlist would like my spot, I would gladly sell it to them.

    Thank you for considering!

    MKN

    June 13, 2013

    • Corinne W.

      Hi Mary Kate - You can join us at our next session on Sat June 29th and use this payment to roll over, or please send me an email to receive a refund: [masked]

      June 17, 2013

    • Lindsey

      Hi Corinne, I was also registered and paid, but unable to attend last weekend due to a work emergency on Saturday morning. Could I also use my payment to roll over for the next session?

      June 18, 2013

  • Stacy

    This was a great session for beginners. Dana and her team were amazing! Looking forward to attending future meetings.

    1 · June 16, 2013

  • Jenny H.

    The Intro to Python workshop was excellent today -- any chance that the followup workshop will be in July?

    2 · June 15, 2013

    • Dana B.

      Thanks, Jenny! We're working on scheduling more Python workshops. Stay tuned.

      June 16, 2013

  • Tip K.

    Great for beginner! Highly recommended!

    3 · June 15, 2013

  • cassandra

    Dana is a great teacher! this was a great intro to Python!

    2 · June 15, 2013

  • Katharine H.

    Is Erin's spot already taken? I would love to get into this class.

    June 13, 2013

    • Corinne W.

      Hey Katharine - I apologize that you weren't able to get in, but we are tentatively planning to re-run this workshop later this month. Details coming very soon!

      June 15, 2013

    • Katharine H.

      Fantastic, I'll sign up early this time.

      June 15, 2013

  • Stacy

    Thanks Corinne!

    June 13, 2013

  • Stacy

    I would like to claim the most recent open seat. Thanks!

    June 13, 2013

  • Sheila S.

    Thanks Corinne!

    June 13, 2013

  • Stacy

    I'll take it!

    June 13, 2013

  • Sheila S.

    Hi I would like to claim the spot that just opened it. How do I do that? Where do I click? Please help!

    June 13, 2013

  • Corinne W.

    Hey all -
    Please note that we are serious about the policy that the classes are non-refundable. Please make sure you are able to attend the class before signing on. Because there are plenty of folks willing to take this class, we are able to "trade" spots, but this will not be the case with classes that are not sold out (with a waiting list). Please message me directly if you are requesting to release your spot in the class, and please be respectful of this when signing up for a class. Thanks for your help on this.

    June 13, 2013

  • Sheila S.

    Hi I would like to buy Mary Kate's spot. How do I buy it?

    Thanks!

    June 13, 2013

  • Stacy

    Hi, I am new to GDI. Already, I can see that this is an excellent group of women! I have a quick question regarding the introduction to Python. Is it possible for the presentation/instruction materials to be packaged and made available (for a nominal fee) to those of us who are unable to attend, a.k.a wait-listed? Thanks!
    Stacy

    1 · June 13, 2013

  • Emily

    Hi,
    Unfortunately, something came up and I'm unable to attend this session, but I see there are some people on the wait list. I realize there are no refunds - is it possible to "sell" my seat to the next person in line?
    Thanks

    June 13, 2013

  • Risa

    What's parking like at the venue? Is there a lot? Street parking? etc

    June 12, 2013

    • Corinne W.

      There is street parking and metered parking on the blocks surrounding the venue. It's also 4 blocks south of the 40th St Market-Frankford Line stop. Dana will send out more details soon!

      June 12, 2013

  • Risa

    I got an email that there's room on the meetup but I don't see how to pay for it. Help!

    June 10, 2013

    • Corinne W.

      Hi Risa - the spots went fast; I'm sorry you weren't able to get in this time. We'll host again as it's clearly in high demand. Thank you!

      June 10, 2013

  • Maria C.

    Hi Dana, The info may be available somewhere--but when will this workshop be offered again? I'll be out of town Jun 15 :(

    June 8, 2013

    • Corinne W.

      We'll try to offer it again in the early Fall - keep checking back!

      June 10, 2013

  • sheila

    Could you let me know if you offer this class on a week night?

    May 22, 2013

    • Dana B.

      Sheila: right now we don't have plans to offer this class during the week, but that could change in the fall. Stay tuned. Sometimes PhillyPUG offers project nights during the week, like this: http://www.meetup.com...­. These are beginner-friendly events.

      May 28, 2013

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