== What it is ==
beginners' introduction to computer programming.
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 ==
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!
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never know which of your friends just needs a nudge to try it until you give her
== Past events and history ==▼
com Fewer Hassles
] for generous sponsorship
* [http://directemployersfoundation.org/ DirectEmployers]
provided the 1GB thumbdrives.▼
is inspired by -
done in partnership with -
[[Boston Python Workshop]]
. Read about them in their [[Boston Python Workshop/archive|archive]].▼
==Why are we doing this?==
[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.
== Past events and history ==
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]].
<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>
[[http://catherinedevlin.pythoneers.com/indypyworkshop.pdf flyer ]]</li>
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== 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 ==
* [http://fewerhassles.com Fewer Hassles] for generous sponsorship!
* [http://directemployersfoundation.org/ DirectEmployers] provided the 1GB thumbdrives.
* Our visiting (experienced!) instructors come from the [http://meetup.bostonpython.com/ Boston Python Meetup].