Python is a very popular language, with huge momentum in areas such as education and data science.
Tariq Rashid will introduce Python, explaining it's highlights and demonstrating the ease and simplicity of the language. He'll discuss some of the benefits and challenges of Python from a business and engineering angle.
This beginner-to-intermediate level talk will be suitable for complete beginners to coding, as well as anyone who can code but is new to Python.
After this talk you will have appreciated how simple many tasks are with Python, seen simple readable examples of Python, have a feel for the most popular tools used with Python, and have an initial view of the benefits and challenges from a business perspective.
Tariq Rashid has loved open source for over 20 years and first fell in love with Python in the last century!
He's had fun with open source across diverse areas as astrophysics, civil energy, security, and numerical computing in finance, web data mining and telecoms grade networking. More recently I've particularly enjoyed helping the UK government break down barriers to open source, and used some cool technologies for social good.
Right now he's enjoying making technology and maths accessible to as many people as possible - eg by teaching Python to complete beginners, and helping make neural networks understandable.
Tariq organises the London Python and Algorithmic Art meetup groups, and is the author of the Amazon Bestseller, Make Your Own Neural Network.
You can follow Tariq on Twitter @postenterprise
@python_london for London Python (https://www.meetup.com/LondonPython/)
@algorithmic_art for Algorithmic Art (https://www.meetup.com/Algorithmic-Art/)
6:15 Doors open
6:30 Talk starts
**N.B. Skills Matter are hosting this LJC/GDC event and will allocate a meeting room based on the number of registrations they receive via their own link. It is therefore essential that you confirm your place at this link:
Event organised by the awesome folk at RecWorks - check out the blog here: http://blog.recworks.co.uk/ (http://recworks.co.uk/)