Past Meetup

Python @Rackspace (Beginners)

This Meetup is past

32 people went

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month

Rackspace

9001 North IH-35, Suite 150, Austin, Texas, 78753 · Austin, TX

How to find us

Enter the lobby (has all the flags in front).

Location image of event venue

Details

Hey Coders,

Come write Python code at Rackspace! We are learning about beginner Python topics. We have a list of references at the end of the description

Each monthly meeting will begin with a quick overview of Python to make sure everyone is on the same page. Then there will be instruction and discussion on a Python topic. To wrap up, we will work through some code projects to practice what we learned.

This Month's Topic

TBD (check out the resources on https://nimbinatus.github.io/BeginnerCodersWWCATX/ )

If you are still getting started, please feel free to join us! We are a stress-free, fun group of people, all at different levels of experience.

Please bring a computer and try to have Python 2 or Python 3 installed (a walkthrough can be found in exercise 0 of Learn Python the Hard Way [see Resources at the end of this description]). If you cannot figure it out, we will be happy to help you get started.

Time

We will begin at 6:45 pm. Come at 6:30 pm for meet and greet!

Participants

This event is intended for all women (trans and cis), trans men, and genderqueer folks who are interested in attending.

Food

No food and drinks are provided. Please feel free to bring your own!

Parking

Parking is free and easy to access. Use the parking lot in front of the office building.

Location

9001 N IH35 Ste 150, Austin, TX 78753.
Enter the lobby (the flags in front of the building lead to the lobby). Women Who Code meetup signs will be posted on the doors as well as in the lobby.

Security

Please bring your ID. It is required for check-in.

Contact

Text or call Laura Santamaria at[masked].

Code of Conduct

To read the full code of conduct, see https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct.

WWCode is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. We are committed to our mission statement and equally committed to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste or creed. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled permanently, at the discretion of the event organizers, which in most cases are members of the WWCode leadership team.

Forms of harassment include sexual language and imagery, sexist, racist, and exclusionary jokes, and acts that insult or belittle other event attendees in any way. These are unacceptable at any and all WWCode events. Other forms of harassment and discriminatory behavior include, but are not limited to: offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, caste or creed; sexual images in public spaces; deliberate intimidation; stalking; following; unwarranted photography or recording; sustained disruption of event programming; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to immediately comply and may be removed from the event without warning by any member of WWCode leadership. Participants are expected to comply with the WWCode Code of Conduct at all event venues.

Resources

http://interactivepython.org/courselib/static/thinkcspy/index.html

http://greenteapress.com/wp/think-python-2e/

http://www.diveintopython3.net/

https://learnpythonthehardway.org/book/ (note that Zed Shaw is very anti-Python 3. His explanations are fairly clear, though. We will mainly think and work in Python 3 in this discussion series.)