Montreal Python Workshop

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Montreal Python is conducting workshops for non-programmers to learn programming. If you have zero experience programming computers, this is the workshop for you. (If you have very limited experience, or experience from long ago, that's OK: you'll fit right in too.)


[edit] Time & Place

Date: March 29-30, 2013 (1.5 days: Friday evening, all day Saturday)
Location: Notman House, 51 Sherbrooke St W
Language: English

[edit] Audience

This workshop is for people who identify as women, or their friends :) You can come if you are a woman or are invited by a woman.

[edit] Requirements

  • You need a laptop that you can bring to the workshop for the full 1.5 days.
  • You need to be able to install software on that laptop.

[edit] Registration

To attend the workshops, please register on Eventbrite. If you are not yourself a woman, please indicate who is inviting you. If you register and then decide that you aren't attending, please update your status so that other people can come in your place.

[edit] Schedule

(The workshop will take place Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30.)

  • 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 lap 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.

[edit] Resources

[edit] Daycare

We're not able to provide childcare at this time. If this is stopping you from coming, please let us know so that we can do better in the future.

[edit] 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.

[edit] Location & transportation

The workshop is being held at Notman House, 51 Sherbrooke St West, Montreal. It is sometimes cold there right now, so bring a sweater :)

The closest metro station to Notman House is St Laurent, and it's also on the 24 bus route. Google maps link:

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