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Intro to programming (using Python) - Part 2 of 2

  • May 19, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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Do you have friends who want to get into programming, but no time to help them with the basics? Then let them know about this (free) intro to programming on Monday May 19th organised by the OpenTech School at Skills Matter.

Ready for part two of the Introduction to programming? Open Tech School are back to finish off their session on programming with Python, a wonderful opportunity to go back to basics and learn from experienced coaches.

Our next workshop will be a basic introduction to programming, where we will introduce you to the absolute basics of writing code. We will get you set up using a friendly programming language called python, and you will make some drawings to illustrate the principles behind some simple programming concepts. You don't need any experience, just a willingness to learn and a laptop :)

This is the second part of the workshop, but if you couldn't make the first event, don't worry, we will help you catch up :)

This Intro to programming is organised by the OpenTechSchool and hosted by Skills Matter. If you or your friends would like to come along, then can let Skills Matter know by registering here (for free) and we'll reserve a place for you.

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  • Wendy D.

    Hey Tariq, looks good, I'll get the book. You may like to do a quick post about it on the Computing At School website, as I think this might be useful for teachers preparing to teach the new national curriculum from September?

    May 15, 2014

    • Tariq R.

      Thanks I'll do that.

      May 15, 2014

    • Tariq R.

      Also I'm really keen on feedback and ideas to improve how we make cool maths more accessible and exciting, and make learning python easy and not scary. .. Also look out for the "free download" days on Amazon... :)

      May 15, 2014

  • Tariq R.

    If you'd like an easy introduction to Python which assumes no previous programming experience, have a look at "Make Your Own Mandelbrot".

    It makes both maths and programming fun and exciting by taking you on a very gentle journey from zero to plotting beautiful fractals, and even 3D interactive images - all with very little and easy to understand code.

    Source code at

    The guide uses IPython - so you don't need to install, configure any software, you can just point your browser at one of the few free IPython accounts online.

    May 13, 2014

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