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Intro to Python: A Free Coding Class at The Tech Academy
We run a code school. We hear from a lot of people we talk to that they're not sure whether they're interested in a job in the tech field, because they don't know enough about it. Sometimes, they've even been told that "programming is hard to learn". At The Tech Academy, we work hard to break down the barriers between people and technology. We think that, with the right approach, anyone can learn to code - and whether you end up working in technology or not, the principles behind coding are useful in a lot of areas. The Tech Academy is offering a free course providing an introduction to Python. Python is a popular programming language for general-purpose programming. It is particularly easy to learn fo those new to coding. This course is perfect for people with little to no experience in programming who are curious about a career in software development. In this practical, hands-on class, you'll learn the basics of this popular computer language - and along the way, you should find out for yourself whether technology and coding are something worth looking into a bit more deeply. The Instructor: Erik Gross is the co-founder of The Tech Academy, a software developer training school based in Portland, OR. The Tech Academy has helped hundreds of graduates to break into the technology field. Mr. Gross has been a working software developer and consultant for many years, and has developed simple, clear methods for helping nontechnical people genuinely understand technical concepts. He brings an enthusiastic, accessible teaching style to an area of knowledge that all too often leaves people in the dark. Please Note: ---Make sure to bring your laptop, as this will be a hands on learning process where you get to actually write your own code. ---An RSVP is needed to guarantee a seat in the class, though we may have a few open seats for last minute attendees.

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The Tech Academy

310 SW 4th Ave Suite 230 · Portland, OR

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This is a group for anyone interested in software development and web development. The Tech Academy is a code school located in downtown Portland. We train students in computer programming. Come join us to hear words of wisdom from experienced professionals in the IT field, as well as successes from recent graduates who have broken into the software development industry. Anyone welcome. Join us for snacks and a good time.

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