Boston Python workshop 2/Saturday projects

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Welcome to the Saturday afternoon projects section of the Boston Python Workshop! After lunch, we'll break out into groups to practice Python through short projects on a variety of fun and practical topics.




Use the Twitter API to write the basic parts of a Twitter client. See what your friends are tweeting, get trending topics, search tweets, and more.



Use Python to query a Jeopardy database. You'll get an introduction to the SQL database query language, practice manipulating and printing data in Python, and write the basic parts of a home Jeopardy game.



You are filling out a crossword and need a word that fits the pattern E*G****R. What are your options? How many words have all 5 vowels in order? What's the only common English word that ends in 'mt'? Use Python to answer questions like this instantly while practicing manipulating data from a file and regular expressions.



Explore the capabilities of the popular matplotlib graphing library. Chart a frequency analysis of the US Constitution, plot the world population over time, and more. Python and its graphing and math modules are a powerful alternative to spreadsheet programs like Excel.



Complete and customize text-based games like mad libs and hangman while practicing writing Python that interacts with a user.

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Graphical effects

Program graphical effects for a ColorWall using the Tkinter GUI toolkit. See the ColorWall in action here.