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Welcome to the first Chicago Python Workshop: a project-driven introduction to Python for women and their friends!
 
Welcome to the first Chicago Python Workshop: a project-driven introduction to Python for women and their friends!
  
Inspired by the Boston Python Workshop we are having one in Chicago with their help.
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This workshop is running on the evening of Friday, August 17th, and all day Saturday, August 18th at Orbitz offices in Chicago, IL.
  
 
questions? mail to [mailto:cpw-staff@lists.openhatch.org cpw-staff@lists.openhatch.org]
 
questions? mail to [mailto:cpw-staff@lists.openhatch.org cpw-staff@lists.openhatch.org]
  
== Dates ==
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<gallery caption="Photos from previous Boston Python Workshops that inspired this event" widths="300px" heights="200px" perrow="4">
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File:Spang_helping.jpg
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File:Workshop_smiling.jpeg
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File:Bpw2-breakout.jpg
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</gallery>
  
Friday, August 17th, 6pm-9pm
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== Registration ==
  
Saturday, August 18th, 9:30am-4:30pm
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To attend the workshop, please [http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Python-Workshop/events/72904002/ RSVP through the Chicago Python Workshop]. You'll need to create a meetup.com account to RSVP. If you RSVP and then decide that you aren't attending, please update your status through the meetup.com interface so we can notify someone from the waitlist.
 
 
== Registration ==
 
  
 
== Schedule ==
 
== Schedule ==
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== Resources ==
 
== Resources ==
 
These are from the Boston group's pages. we can re-use them by-sa. I also would like to work out some new projects. Since Chicago has some very friendly APIs, we could interact with one of them, the CTA tracker, etc.
 
  
 
* [[Boston Python Workshop 6/Friday|Friday setup and tutorial]]
 
* [[Boston Python Workshop 6/Friday|Friday setup and tutorial]]
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* [http://codingbat.com/home/bostonpythonworkshop@gmail.com/SaturdayMorning Saturday morning CodingBat]
 
* [http://codingbat.com/home/bostonpythonworkshop@gmail.com/SaturdayMorning Saturday morning CodingBat]
 
* [http://codingbat.com/home/bostonpythonworkshop@gmail.com/Saturday Saturday afternoon CodingBat]
 
* [http://codingbat.com/home/bostonpythonworkshop@gmail.com/Saturday Saturday afternoon CodingBat]
 
== Venue and Logistics ==
 
 
[[Chicago Python Workshop 1/Volunteers]]
 
  
 
=== Location ===
 
=== Location ===
  
Address: 500 West Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60661
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Address:
 
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Orbitz Worldwide (Citybank Building / Ogilvie Transportation Center)<br />
[[https://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=500+West+Madison+Street,+Chicago,+IL+60661&ll=41.882151,-87.639956&spn=0.012141,0.013046&gl=us&panel=1&fb=1&geocode=0,41.882151,-87.639956&cid=0,0,14312614848409627681&hq=ogilvie+transportation+center&hnear=0x880e4f18a4dbb6cd:0x97c359fa297d1921,Clarendon+Hills,+IL&t=h&z=16 gmaps]]
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500 West Madison Street<br />
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Chicago, IL 60661<br />
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([http://goo.gl/maps/W9nd google map])
  
 
=== Transportation and Parking ===
 
=== Transportation and Parking ===
  
[[https://maps.google.com/maps?q=parking+near+ogilvie+transportation+center&hl=en&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=38.22949,53.4375&t=h&hq=parking&hnear=Ogilvie+Transportation+Center,+500+W+Madison+St,+Chicago,+Illinois+60661&z=14  Search terms]]
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Public Transportation.
  
Candidate Parking lots
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* Orbitz is in the same building as the [http://metrarail.com/metra/en/home/maps_schedules/metra_system_map/up-w/station.OTC.html Ogilvie Transportation Center] station. The station website lists connecting services.
Presidential towers hotel has a [[https://maps.google.com/maps?q=parking+near+ogilvie+transportation+center&hl=en&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=38.22949,53.4375&t=h&hq=parking&hnear=Ogilvie+Transportation+Center,+500+W+Madison+St,+Chicago,+Illinois+60661&z=14  parking lot]]
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* The brown and green lines have `L' stops nearby. Washington/Wells brown line, Clinton green line
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* Plan a public transportation route with [http://www.transitchicago.com/travel_information/trip_planner.aspx Trip Planner]
  
=== Childcare ===
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Driving and Parking
  
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* On-street metered parking (check the map)
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* There is a parking lot at [http://goo.gl/maps/spOh the corner of Madison and Des Plaines] and a parking garage in [http://goo.gl/maps/Zp4d Presidential Towers] at Madison and Clinton
  
=== Dietary restrictions ===
 
  
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== Volunteering ==
  
=== Social media ===
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[[Chicago Python Workshop 1/Volunteers]]
ziterbewegung has experience with posting on HN and reddit, twitter, and administration of Facebook groups.
 

Revision as of 17:21, 11 July 2012


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

This workshop is running on the evening of Friday, August 17th, and all day Saturday, August 18th at Orbitz offices in Chicago, IL.

questions? mail to cpw-staff@lists.openhatch.org

Registration

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

Schedule

This is from the Boston group's pages. sounds like a good schedule to me.

  • 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.

Resources

Location

Address: Orbitz Worldwide (Citybank Building / Ogilvie Transportation Center)
500 West Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60661
(google map)

Transportation and Parking

Public Transportation.

  • Orbitz is in the same building as the Ogilvie Transportation Center station. The station website lists connecting services.
  • The brown and green lines have `L' stops nearby. Washington/Wells brown line, Clinton green line
  • Plan a public transportation route with Trip Planner

Driving and Parking


Volunteering

Chicago Python Workshop 1/Volunteers