IndyPy: Python Tools for Kids

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Every 2nd Tuesday of the month

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This is a beginner-themed night of talks! We encourage you to bring your kids to learn how to get started in Python and meet others interested in learning Python.


7:00p - 7:15p Announcements and introductions

7:15p - 7:30p PBJ Session
"Intro to Python: Building A Hangman Game" by Peter Mayor
In an effort to introduce beginners to python, I will be going over a simple hangman game written with basic python code. Concepts touched on will include: importing modules, getting user input via raw_input, print statements, while loops, for loops, and if/else statements.

7:30p - 7:45p Right Brain Talk
"Finding Your Purpose" by Brent Shopp

7:45p - 8:00p Door Prizes

8:00p - 8:45p Pro Talk
"Python for Kids, how to encourage your kid to problem solve with Python" by Jacqui Kane, Carmel High School

We'll take a look at how to teach your kid Python through problem solving skills. We'll start out with Scratch for younger, elementary level students. Then we'll go into using the Turtle module for fun and Tkinter for middle/high schoolers. Through those, we'll show how to create simple animations and programs to achieve objectives. I'll have some examples of using PyGame for high schoolers, as well!

We'll go over different IDEs and address how to use Python through AWS Cloud9 (this is becoming increasingly popular through Amazon Educate!)