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Intro to Python workshop

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Learn and practice Python basics

This one-day workshop is scheduled for Saturday, April 6. Here's the breakdown:

Saturday (4/6): 9:30-4:30pm

You'll need to bring a wireless-enabled laptop. (See the workshop wiki for more information on laptop setup, lecture material, and projects.)


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).

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.

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.

Venue details:

Opportunity Space is a comfortable coworking space in downtown Austin. They've generously offered to give us use of a meeting room and wifi for the day - all you need to bring is your laptop and your enthusiasm to learn!

The address is 2125 East Cesar Chavez St. (east of the 35, c/s Caney St.) and there's plenty of parking.


Barbara is an open source veteran, with almost 15 years of experience as a professional developer, and at least five as an active participant in the Python and Django communities. She has also volunteered as a teacher and mentor through organizations such as PyLadies and Code Scouts. Currently, she works as a data consultant for the Texas Tribune.


  • Erica

    Hi all! I run Opportunity Space (where we are hosting this tomorrow.) If you are on the waiting list, please feel free to show up. There are *some* parking spots in the back, or you can park on the street. See for details. Please knock on the front or back door to get in. It's a big yellow house. Thanks!

    4 years ago
  • amanda l.

    Thank you! Where can we find the workshop Wiki?

    4 years ago
  • Irma K.

    I really enjoyed the class. The instructors were great. I'm sure I'll be referencing the slides in the coming days. Thanks for getting me excited about coding. The only note I would make is that I would've liked to have more practice exercises. I felt like I copied a lot.
    Thank you so much for putting this workshop together!

    4 years ago