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Welcome to the first Chicago Python Workshop: a project-driven introduction to Python for women and their friends!
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== Workshop Wrapup! ==
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ZOMG I NEVER HOSTED A WORKSHOP BEFORE. That was intense!
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Thanks for attending! Thanks to my friends who taught and helped run the event. Thanks to the sponsors Orbitz and Zoro Tools who bought us food! Also a big thanks to the Boston Python Workshop for inspiring us, sharing materials with us, and constantly answering our questions.
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Please fill out this form so that we can improve the workshop. We are also interested in knowing what topics people would like to see covered in future workshops. So please please fill out [https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dG5Qd1NFaEVoUHNpRmxadXZFY1JvU0E6MQ this survey]. You can also email as at [mailto:cpw-staff@lists.openhatch.org cpw-staff@lists.openhatch.org]
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Here are some events you can go to if you enjoyed this workshop and want to learn more and meet more people who enjoy this stuff!
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=== <div id="Future">Future Events!</div> ===
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* [http://chipy.org ChiPy] (Chicago Python User Group) every 2nd Thursday of the month. (people talk about things! python things!)
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* [http://pumpingstationone.org/events/ Pumping Station: One events] (raspberry pi, arduino, python, maker events, ... and so much more)
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* [http://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/django-chicago Chicago Djangonauts mailing list] (they meet periodically to discuss django)
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* [http://wiki.softwarefreedomday.org/2012/USA/IL/Chicago/FreeGeek%20Chicago Software Freedom Day] September 15th, [https://softwarefreedomdaychicago.eventbrite.com/ Eventbrite signup]
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* [http://barcampchicago.org/about/ Chicago BarCamp] Weekend of September 22, [https://www.eventbrite.com/event/3246374995/efbnen eventbrite signup]
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* [http://ohiolinux.org/ Ohio Linux Fest], Columbus, Ohio - September 28-30, 2012 (road trip!)
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* [http://www.flourishconf.com/ Flourish], Spring 2013
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* [http://code.google.com/soc/ Google Summer of Code] (open source project mentors here)
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* [http://www.meetup.com/WomanDevelopers Chicago Women Developers], meetup group for women developers with a hack night every Thursday
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* and many user groups around the city, ask us about topics
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== Chicago Python Workshop ==
  
Inspired by the Boston Python Workshop we are having one in Chicago with their help.
 
  
questions? mail to [mailto:cpw-staff@lists.openhatch.org cpw-staff@lists.openhatch.org]
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Welcome to the first Chicago Python Workshop: a project-driven introduction to Python for women and their friends!
  
== Dates ==
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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.
  
Friday, August 17th, 6pm-9pm
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Questions? mail to [mailto:cpw-staff@lists.openhatch.org cpw-staff@lists.openhatch.org]
  
Saturday, August 18th, 9:30am-4:30pm
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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>
  
 
== Registration ==
 
== Registration ==
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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.
  
 
== Schedule ==
 
== Schedule ==
 
This is from the Boston group's pages. sounds like a good schedule to me.
 
  
 
* <b>Friday evening, 6pm-9pm</b>: 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.
 
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* <b>Saturday morning, 10am-noon</b>: a 2 hour lecture-based introduction to the language.
 
* <b>Saturday morning, 10am-noon</b>: a 2 hour lecture-based introduction to the language.
 
* <b>Saturday lunch, noon-1pm</b>: we'll provide lunch. Please [mailto:cpw-staff@lists.openhatch.org e-mail us] with dietary restrictions as you RSVP.
 
* <b>Saturday lunch, noon-1pm</b>: we'll provide lunch. Please [mailto:cpw-staff@lists.openhatch.org e-mail us] with dietary restrictions as you RSVP.
* <b>Saturday afternoon, 1pm-4pm</b>: break out into groups to practice Python through short [[Boston Python Workshop 6/Saturday projects|projects]] on a variety of fun and practical topics.
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* <b>Saturday afternoon, 1pm-4pm</b>: break out into groups to practice Python through a short [[Chicago Python Workshop 1/Saturday projects|project]].
 
* <b>Saturday wrap-up, 4pm-4:30pm</b>: wrap-up, next steps, and upcoming opportunities for learning and practicing Python.
 
* <b>Saturday wrap-up, 4pm-4:30pm</b>: wrap-up, next steps, and upcoming opportunities for learning and practicing Python.
  
 
== 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.
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Thanks to the [[Boston Python Workshop 6]] for the materials.
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* [[Chicago Python Workshop 1/IRC|#chipyshop chatroom on freenode]]
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* [[Chicago Python Workshop 1/Friday|Friday setup and tutorial]]
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* [[Chicago Python Workshop 1/Saturday lecture|Saturday lecture]]
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* [[Chicago Python Workshop 1/Saturday projects|Saturday project]]
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* [[Boston Python Workshop 6/Friday|Friday setup and tutorial]]
 
* [[Boston Python Workshop 6/Saturday lecture|Saturday lecture]]
 
* [[Boston Python Workshop 6/Saturday projects|Saturday projects]]
 
* [http://mit.edu/jesstess/www/BostonPythonWorkshop6/ColorWall.pdf ColorWall slides]
 
* [http://mit.edu/jesstess/www/BostonPythonWorkshop6/bpw_next.pdf wrap-up slides]
 
 
* [http://codingbat.com/home/bostonpythonworkshop@gmail.com/Friday Friday CodingBat]
 
* [http://codingbat.com/home/bostonpythonworkshop@gmail.com/Friday Friday CodingBat]
 
* [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 ==
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=== Location ===
  
[[Chicago Python Workshop 1/Volunteers]]
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Address:
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Orbitz Worldwide (Citibank Building / Ogilvie Transportation Center)<br />
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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])
  
=== Location ===
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Once you are in the Citibank building, take the escalators to the 3rd floor and sign in at the security desk.
  
Address: 500 West Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60661
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=== Transportation and Parking ===
  
Gmaps url
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====Public Transportation====
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
 
  
=== Transportation and Parking ===
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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.
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* The brown and green lines have `L' stops nearby. Check the cta alerts page for information on the weekend schedules because the Washington/Wells and Quincy brown line stops are closed on the weekend due to construction.
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* Plan a public transportation route with [http://www.transitchicago.com/travel_information/trip_planner.aspx Trip Planner]
  
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====Driving and Parking====
  
=== Childcare ===
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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
  
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=== Food ===
  
=== Dietary restrictions ===
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We are providing lunch on Saturday. If you have dietary restrictions, please include them with your RSVP to the event or [mailto:cpw-staff@lists.openhatch.org e-mail] us as you RSVP.
  
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=== About Us ===
  
=== Social media ===
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* Many of us are members of [http://chipy.org chipy]. We have a [http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/chicago mailing list] and some of us like to hang out on the #chipy irc channel on [http://freenode.net/using_the_network.shtml freenode.net]. Chipy meets every 2nd Thursday of the month.
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* Many of us are also members of [http://pumpingstationone.org/ Pumping Station: One]. Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month we have [http://pumpingstationone.org/2012/05/learn-programming-with-python-office-hours/ python office hours]. Check the [http://pumpingstationone.org/events/ events] calendar for python events and other PS:One activities.

Latest revision as of 17:29, 28 November 2012


Workshop Wrapup![edit]

ZOMG I NEVER HOSTED A WORKSHOP BEFORE. That was intense!

Thanks for attending! Thanks to my friends who taught and helped run the event. Thanks to the sponsors Orbitz and Zoro Tools who bought us food! Also a big thanks to the Boston Python Workshop for inspiring us, sharing materials with us, and constantly answering our questions.

Please fill out this form so that we can improve the workshop. We are also interested in knowing what topics people would like to see covered in future workshops. So please please fill out this survey. You can also email as at cpw-staff@lists.openhatch.org

Here are some events you can go to if you enjoyed this workshop and want to learn more and meet more people who enjoy this stuff!

Future Events!
[edit]

Chicago Python Workshop[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

  • 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 a short project.
  • Saturday wrap-up, 4pm-4:30pm: wrap-up, next steps, and upcoming opportunities for learning and practicing Python.

Resources[edit]

Thanks to the Boston Python Workshop 6 for the materials.



Location[edit]

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

Once you are in the Citibank building, take the escalators to the 3rd floor and sign in at the security desk.

Transportation and Parking[edit]

Public Transportation[edit]

  • 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. Check the cta alerts page for information on the weekend schedules because the Washington/Wells and Quincy brown line stops are closed on the weekend due to construction.
  • Plan a public transportation route with Trip Planner

Driving and Parking[edit]

Food[edit]

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.

About Us[edit]

  • Many of us are members of chipy. We have a mailing list and some of us like to hang out on the #chipy irc channel on freenode.net. Chipy meets every 2nd Thursday of the month.
  • Many of us are also members of Pumping Station: One. Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month we have python office hours. Check the events calendar for python events and other PS:One activities.