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You'll need to bring a wireless-enabled laptop.
We'll set up your development environment and go over some fundamentals of computing and programming on Saturday morning, then spend a good chunk of the day on an introduction to Python, taking breaks to practice concepts through bite-sized lessons. In the afternoon we'll break out into groups to continue writing Python using specific practice exercises.
If you'd like to get a head start, go ahead and go through these instructions(http://files.meetup.com/5947662/IntrotoPython_SETUP.pdf) and see if you can get Python installed on your laptop, and try getting to a prompt.
Women and their friends who have no or limited programming experience. This event is welcoming and respectful of trans women. Men who want to learn Python are welcome as guests of women who are attending (please RSVP as well).
Our goal is to provide an environment in which women can develop their programming skills with confidence. You'll leave with the resources you need to continue your programming education on your own and with your fellow students. Our staff are predominantly women from the Austin programming and open source communities.
Jessica (Jess) Freasier is a Aussie expat living in Austin for nearly 2 years. An IT program manager by profession, Jess has developed a taste for Python programming over the past year and a half. She enjoys being part of the programming community in Austin and getting the opportunity to hang out with other problem-solving women. Jess digs on Pyladies ATX and helps organize the Beginner/Beginner+ study sessions. In Sep 2013, with 2 other Texas Pyladies, she won 3rd prize at Battle Hack Austin competition sponsored by PayPal. Jess also enjoys vegan cooking, jewelry-making and writing.