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== Sep. 27 - 28, 2013 ==
== [[http://www.meetup.com/python-182/events/135164012/ Register]] ==
== What it is ==
beginners' introduction to computer programming.
<gallery caption="Photos from the first Indianapolis Python Workshop" perrow="4">
== 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].
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">
never know which of your friends just needs a nudge to try it until you give her
that nudge.
== Upcoming events ==
The second Indianapolis Python Workshop has been scheduled for Friday evening, Sep. 27, and Saturday, Sep. 28, 2013, at [[http://launchfishers.com/ Launch Fishers]] in the Nickel Plate District of Fishers, IN. [[https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Launch+Fishers,+Launch+Way,+Fishers,+IN&hl=en&ll=39.96028,-86.014709&spn=0.70946,2.113495&sll=40.365277,-82.669252&sspn=5.641467,16.907959&oq=launch+fishers&t=h&hq=Launch+Fishers,+Launch+Way,&hnear=Fishers,+Hamilton,+Indiana&z=10 map]] [[http://sixfeetup.com Six Feet Up]] is sponsoring the event.
Want to get involved in the next workshop as a participant? Sign up at [http://www.meetup.com/python-182/events/135164012/ IndyPy]. Want to volunteer or to sponsor a future workshop? and watch for announcements, or contact us at <mpw-staff at lists.openhatch.org>.
== Past events and history ==
The [[Indianapolis Python Workshop 1 | First Indianapolis Python Workshop]] took place April 13-14, 2012, at Indiana LinuxFest. Thanks to
* [http://python.org/psf Python Software Foundation] for generous sponsorship
* [http://fewerhassles.com Fewer Hassles] for generous sponsorship
* [http://indianalinux.org Indiana LinuxFest] for providing the locale
* [http://directemployersfoundation.org/ DirectEmployers] for supplies and equipment
The Indianapolis[[Boston Python Workshop]] isprovided inspiredboth byour -inspiration and donean inincredible partnershipteacher with -in the [[Bostonform Pythonof Workshop]]Jessica McKellar. Read about them in their [[Boston Python Workshop/archive|archive]].
==Why are we doing this?==
<li>Show new programmers and the BostonIndianapolis Python community examples of smart, confident, capable programmers of all backgrounds.</li>
<li>Bring new, awesome, diverse people into local Python programming communities through diversity and outreach events.</li>
<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>
== Schedule ==
== Huh? Python? Snakes? What? ==
The workshop will run from 6pm-9pm on Saturday and 9:30am-4:30pm on Sunday.
[[http://python.org/about Python]] is the name of the computer language that you'll learn to program in. It's a great programming language for beginners because it's easy to understand and use, yet it's also widely used for huge projects and serious professional work - it's a language you'll never outgrow.
=== Friday ===
== Past events and history ==
* 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 ===
* 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 <mpw-staff at lists.openhatch.org> with dietary restrictions as you RSVP.
* Saturday afternoon, 1pm-4pm: break out into groups to practice Python through [[Boston_Python_Workshop_6/Saturday_projects|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.
== Huh? Python? Snakes? What? ==
[[http://python.org/about Python]] is the name of the computer language that you'll learn to program in. It's a great programming language for beginners because it's easy to understand and use, yet it's also widely used for huge projects and serious professional work - it's a language you'll never outgrow.
The Indianapolis Python Workshop is inspired by - and done in partnership with - the [[Boston Python Workshop]]. Read about them in their [[Boston Python Workshop/archive|archive]].
==Get involved==
<li>[http://www.meetup.com/python-182/events/135164012/ register] to take part</li>
<li>join us on the [http://lists.openhatch.org/mailman/listinfo/events| OpenHatch events list], where this and other workshops meet to share and plan outreach events.</li>
<li>Say hello in #openhatch on Freenode.</li>
<li>Follow us on [http://twitter.com/openhatchery Twitter] and [http://identi.ca/openhatchery Identi.ca].</li>
<li>Post our [http://catherinedevlin.pythoneers.com/indypyworkshop.pdf flyer]</li>
<li>Also see the [[Dayton Python Workshop]]</li>
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=== Materials ===
The material we'll be going over is at [[Indianapolis Python Workshop 1]]
== Organizers ==
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 acting as teaching assistants and 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!
== Sponsors ==
* DirectEmployers provided the 1GB thumbdrives.
* [http://www.sixfeetup.com/ Six Feet Up] is funding the workshop!
* [http://launchfishers.com/ Launch Fishers] is providing their attractive workspace!
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