Chicago Python Workshop/Chicago Python Workshop 1

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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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Friday, August 17th, 6pm-9pm

Saturday, August 18th, 9:30am-4:30pm



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.


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.

Venue and Logistics

Chicago Python Workshop 1/Volunteers


Address: 500 West Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60661


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