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PyATL Jam Session (In-town)

What's a Jam Session?

Jam Session meetings are intended to be hands-on, collaborative experiences with your fellow PyATL members. We'll be meeting from 7pm to 11pm to work together on whatever projects you feel like. Bring your own hobby projects, bring a work project, bring your new startup idea - whatever you like. Or, if you don't have a project of your own, come along and see what projects others are working on and sit down with them to help them out! Programmers of all experience levels are welcome! JR Rickerson will be there a bit early to help introduce people, organize, and make sure everyone is comfortable.

We recommend bringing a laptop with Python installed so you can join in the fun!

Each month we'll typically start with a warm-up of some kind we can do fairly quickly as a group.  Since we've done most of the simpler Python Challenge puzzles, I'm going to try putting together a short Code Kata for each warm-up instead.  If you're unfamiliar with Code Katas, you can read about them here: 

http://codekata.com

After the warm-up we may work on a group collaborative project, go through a tutorial together, or just start into whatever discussion that comes up.

You can also work on projects on your own or in small groups if you'd prefer that to the overall discussion / project, and feel free to ask questions or share your experiences with the group.

Materials for each jam session can be found in the PyATL GitHub repository: https://github.com/pyatl/jam-sessions

Ideas for project tutorials or collaborative projects can be found on our Google Spreadsheet here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ak8pFoKB6kK-dFdlejg1RloxaUxsSVNXZTFrWmdJdHc

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Practice makes Perfect, and keeps skills sharp.

    1 · August 6, 2014

  • stephanie t.

    Great meetup. Thanks for all the help getting set up. I'll definitely be back for more!

    August 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    My first meetup was awesome and inspiring to me as a beginner in Python!

    August 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I missed out on this one! Working on a deadline, is there somewhere I can find notes about the meeting?

    August 5, 2014

  • stephanie t.

    I'm just starting out. Will anyone be able to help me download and install Python and Flask on my laptop? I have a project that I wanted to get set up by the end of the year.

    July 31, 2014

    • JR R.

      Ms. Taylor - we'll be doing exercises that you'll need Python installed to participate in, but if you don't mind missing some of the exercises I think we will probably be able to spare someone to help you install those tools.

      1 · August 4, 2014

    • stephanie t.

      Thank you!..I appreciate the help.

      August 4, 2014

  • Michael P.

    FYI: This link (in the description) gets a 404: http://codekata.com/

    July 31, 2014

    • jcpilman

      It looks like it has been fixed. At least, it worked for me just now, both your link and the one n the description.

      August 3, 2014

    • JR R.

      I did fix it, thank you for pointing it out!

      August 4, 2014

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