An introduction to Python for women and their friends
You are invited to learn and practice Python basics at the 5th Pystar Philly Python Workshop! This event is for women who have no programming experience or limited programming experience. Men are welcome as guests of women who are attending.
This is a 1.5 day event, with sessions on Fri. April 5 from 6 PM to 9 PM and Sat. April 6 from 10 AM to 4:30 PM. You must be able to attend both days to participate.
We'll be following the curriculum developed by our friends at the Boston Python Workshop (http://bostonpythonworkshop.com/).
On Friday evening (https://openhatch.org/wiki/Boston_Python_Workshop_5/Friday) you'll set up your development environment, learn how to execute Python code from a file and interactively from a Python prompt, and practice printing and using Python as a calculator.
On Saturday we'll spend the morning on a lecture-based introduction to the language (https://openhatch.org/wiki/Boston_Python_Workshop_5/Saturday_lecture), taking breaks to practice concepts on bite-sized exercises. In the afternoon we'll break out into groups to practice Python through short projects (https://openhatch.org/wiki/Boston_Python_Workshop_5/Saturday_projects) on a variety of fun and practical topics.
Our goal is to provide a comfortable environment in which women can develop their programming skills with confidence. Instructors from PyStar Philly (https://twitter.com/#!/pystarphilly), PhillyPUG, and Monetate will be friendly guides throughout the event.
Monetate (http://monetate.com/) is our host and lunch sponsor. Both the Friday night and Saturday sessions of the workshop will take place at their headquarters in Conshohocken (http://monetate.com/about-monetate/contact-us/) (accessible from the Manayunk/Norristown regional rail line). We'll be sending out additional information about public transit to Monetate and possible carpooling from the city.
Friday evening, April 5, 6p-9p:
laptop setup first steps with Python Saturday, April 6, 10a-4:30p:
review Friday's material lecture-based introduction to Python with hands-on practice lunch, provided by Monetate lightning talks from previous workshop graduates projects wrap-up and next steps
Things to bring on Friday and Saturday
your laptop computer and power cord, water bottle, notebooks and pens (and anything else you need to help you learn)
We're charging a modest fee of $20 to cover costs. If you're unable to pay this fee, please contact us and we'll work something out.