Past Meetup

Python 101 - The basics!

This Meetup is past

7 people went

Price: $15.00 /per person

Symantec World HeadQuarters - Bldg A

370 Ellis Street · Mountain View, CA

How to find us

Look for buildings A/B at the Symantec World HQ.

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Details

Hey, everyone! We are hosting another round of the python 101 meetup, where we hope to introduce you to the basics of python in a limited amount of time.

This class is priced at $15.00 per RSVP and is meant for complete beginners in python or those who have had no experience at all with programming (novice level).

What we'll be doing:

We're looking to introduce you to the tenets of python programming in a limited amount of time:

• Introduction to python - Editors, config, environments

• Variables and types in python, printing basics

• Intro to functions and parameters - basics

• Intro to primary python data structures - lists & dictionaries

• Prompting, command line and file operations using python

Before the meetup (prep work):

As this is a pretty ambitious syllabus, we strongly suggest the following in terms of prep work, before coming over:

1. Plan on bringing a laptop (Mac, Windows, or Linux) with you to the meetup, since we'll be coding along

2. Install Sublime Text 2: This will be the editor we're going to use since it makes it easy for us to get started without worrying about indentations, etc

3. Install Python 2.7 - (not 3.5), since this entire class will be based on it.

4. Configure your environment:

• For windows users, figure out how to set the home variable for python (follow step 2 ONLY from this page: http://www.aaronstannard.com/how-to-setup-a-proper-python-environment-on-windows/ )

• Mac users, see if python is installed properly by typing "python" in your terminal (Ctrl+D to exit)

Thanks, and see you guys in class!