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== What it is ==
 
The Indianapolis Python Workshop for women and their friends is a free, hands-on,
beginners' introduction to computer programming.
 
== Upcoming events ==
 
The first Indianapolis Python Workshop will run Friday evening and Saturday, April 13-14, 2012 at the [http://www.wyndham.com/hotels/INDAP/main.wnt Wyndam Indianapolis West Hotel] alongside [http://www.indianalinux.org/cms/ Indiana LinuxFest]. We're working on setting up a mailing list so you can sign up to receive our event announcements - but in the meantime, please [http://blog.melchua.com/contact/ contact Mel] with any questions!
Sign up for the workshop at the [http://www.meetup.com/python-182/events/53792112/| IndyPy Meetup page] - and don't forget to register for
[http://indianalinux.org| Indiana LinuxFest]. [http://blog.melchua.com/contact/ Contact Mel] with any questions!
 
<gallery caption="Photos from the [[Boston Python Workshop|Boston event]] that inspired this Indianapolis workshop" widths="300px" heights="200px" perrow="4">
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<div style="padding: 0.5em; border-color: #FF6D3D; border-style: dashed; border-width: 2px; width: 400px; margin-left: 25%; margin-right: 25%; margin-top: 2em; margin-bottom: 2em;">Our goal is to increase Python community diversity through programming outreach events. Basic programming skills are so empowering and useful that we think everyone should have them.
 
 
<div style="padding: 0.5em; text-align: right;">Read about other [[Events|OpenHatch events &raquo;]]</div>
== Who it's for ==
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The workshop is designed for true beginners to programming - absolutely no
experience is assumed. We are hoping to arrange childcare for attendees
to make it easier for parents to attend - watch for more details.
 
The workshop's primary target is women of all ages and backgrounds. Men may
participate as the guest of a female attendee - that's where the "women and their
friends" part comes in. If you're a man who wants to take part, ask a woman you
know to join you. Don't underestimate the power of a personal invitation - you'll
never know which of your friends just needs a nudge to try it until you give her
that nudge.
 
==Why are we doing this?==
 
<div style="padding: 0.5em; border-color: #FF6D3D; border-style: dashed; border-width: 2px; width: 400px; margin-left: 25%; margin-right: 25%; margin-top: 2em; margin-bottom: 2em;">Our goal is to increase Python community diversity through programming outreach events. Basic programming skills are so empowering and useful that we think everyone should have them., whether those skills lead to a career, a new hobby, or just a better understanding of the computers that surround us.
 
<div style="padding: 0.5em; text-align: right;">Read about other [[Events|OpenHatch events &raquo;]]</div>
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Most directly, with every workshop we get to introduce 30 or 40 women and their friends to programming in Python. We also strive to:
<li>Inspire other people to run their own introductory workshops and outreach events, and to get more user groups thinking about diversity and outreach.</li>
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== Upcoming events ==
 
The first Indianapolis Python Workshop will run Friday evening and Saturday, April 13-14, 2012 at the [http://www.wyndham.com/hotels/INDAP/main.wnt Wyndam Indianapolis West Hotel] alongside [http://www.indianalinux.org/cms/ Indiana LinuxFest]. We're working on setting up a mailing list so you can sign up to receive our event announcements - but in the meantime, please [http://blog.melchua.com/contact/ contact Mel] with any questions!
 
== Past events and history ==
The workshop is being taught by [http://catherinedevlin.blogspot.com/ Catherine Devlin] and [http://blog.melchua.com/about Mel Chua], two female open source geeks with a passion for teaching, a love of Python, and a vision of the powerful impact open source could have with a larger and more diverse community of contributors.
 
We're grateful to [http://www.meetup.com/python-182/ IndyPy] for havingacting usas inteaching theirassistants hometownand helping with fundraising and publicity, to [[Boston Python Workshop]] organizers Jessica McKellar, Asheesh Laroia, and Ned Batchelder for their mentorship and support, and the event simply wouldn't be happening without the backing and logistical support of [http://www.indianalinux.org/cms/ Indiana LinuxFest] organizers, especially Matt Williams and Michael Schultheiss.
 
We're always looking for help in organizing and teaching Python workshops across the Midwest - if you're interested, [http://lists.openhatch.org/mailman/listinfo/mpw-staff join our mailing list and introduce yourself.] We'd love to have you!