Boston Python Workshop 5

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Welcome to the fifth Boston Python Workshop: a project-driven introduction to Python for women and their friends!

This workshop is running on the evening of Friday, December 16th, and all day Saturday, December 17th at MIT in Cambridge, MA.

Check out more photos from past workshops on Flickr.


To attend the workshop, please RSVP through the Boston Python Meetup. You'll need to create a Meetup account to RSVP. If you RSVP and then decide that you aren't attending, please update your status through the Meetup interface so we can notify someone from the waitlist.

You must be able to attend both days of the workshop to participate.

We do recommend you sign up for the wait list. If spots open up, will let you know. Also, we try to send notices to wait-listers about future workshops before they fill up.


  • Friday evening, 6pm-9pm: set up your development environment, learn how to execute Python code from a file and interactively from a Python prompt, and learn about printing and using Python as a calculator.
  • Saturday morning setup, 9:30am-10am: settle in, get your laptop set up, and review Friday's material. We will start the lecture promptly at 10.
  • Saturday morning, 10am-noon: a 2 hour lecture-based introduction to the language.
  • Saturday lunch, noon-1pm: we'll provide lunch. Please e-mail us with dietary restrictions as you RSVP.
  • Saturday afternoon, 1pm-4pm: break out into groups to practice Python through short projects on a variety of fun and practical topics.
  • Saturday wrap-up, 4pm-4:30pm: wrap-up, next steps, and upcoming opportunities for learning and practicing Python.


Venue and Logistics

If you have questions about the event, please get in touch with us by sending mail to


MIT is hosting this event.

We'll be in room 32-155 for both days of the event. That's MIT-speak for "building 32, room 155 on the 1st floor". See this map of campus for where building 32 is. Building 32 is a distinctive building also known as the Stata Center.

Transportation and Parking


If you need help making childcare arrangements to be able to attend this workshop, please get in touch with us.

Dietary restrictions

We are providing lunch on Saturday. If you have dietary restrictions, please include them with your RSVP to the event or e-mail us as you RSVP.

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