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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.

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


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.



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


Chicago Python Workshop 1/Volunteers