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Workshop 1 alums:
* [http://bit.ly/ipw-1-feedback Please take our after-workshop survey!]
* sign up for the [http://www.meetup.com/python-182/ May 8 Project Night with IndyPy]
* A few of the (many) resources to continue learning:
* The official Python tutorial: http://docs.python.org/tutorial/
* Think Python: http://openbookproject.net/thinkcs/python/english2e/
* Learn Python the Hard Way: http://learnpythonthehardway.org
* Learn Python with games: http://inventwithpython.com/chapters/
* Udacity's Python class: http://www.udacity.com/overview/Course/cs101/CourseRev/apr2012
== What it is ==
beginners' introduction to computer programming.
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We're catching our breath before setting a target date for the second Indianapolis Python Workshop.
Want to get involved in the next workshop
as a participant
, volunteer, and/or sponsor
? Sign up
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 at Indiana LinuxFest. Thanks to
* [http://python.org/psf Python Software Foundation] for generous sponsorship
* [http://fewerhassles.com Fewer Hassles] for generous sponsorship
The [[Boston Python Workshop]] provided both our inspiration and an incredible teacher in the form of Jessica McKellar. Read about them in their [[Boston Python Workshop/archive|archive]].
We're catching our breath before setting a target date for the second Indianapolis Python Workshop. Want to get involved in the next workshop, as a participant, volunteer, and/or sponsor? Sign up to [http://www.meetup.com/python-182/ IndyPy] and watch for announcements, or contact us at <mpw-staff at lists.openhatch.org>.
==Why are we doing this?==
<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>
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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].