Montreal Python Workshop

Revision as of 14:11, 13 February 2013 by imported>Gward

Montreal Python is conducting workshops for non-programmers to learn programming. If you have zero experience programming computers, this is the workshop for you. (If you have very limited experience, or experience from long ago, that's OK: you'll fit right in too.)

Time & Place

Date: Feb 22-23, 2013 (1.5 days: Friday evening, all day Saturday)
Location: Notman House, 51 Sherbrooke St W
Language: English

(Il y aurait aussi un atelier en français le 1-2 mars; visitez Atelier_Montreal_Python pour plus de renseignements.)


The workshop is open to anyone with no programming experience, or very limited programming experience.


  • You need a laptop that you can bring to the workshop for the full 1.5 days.
  • You need to be able to install software on that laptop.


To attend the workshops, please register on Eventbrite. If you register and then decide that you aren't attending, please update your status so that other people can come in your place.


(The workshop will take place Friday, February 22 and Saturday, February 23.)

  • 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.



We're not able to provide childcare at this time. If this is stopping you from coming, please let us know so that we can do better in the future.

Dietary restrictions

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.

Location & transportation

The workshop is being held at Notman House, 51 Sherbrooke St West, Montreal. It is sometimes cold there right now, so bring a sweater :)

The closest metro station to Notman House is St Laurent, and it's also on the 24 bus route. Google maps link: