Programming For Newbies With Python

Begins: Sat, 25 Mar 2006 at 1:00 PM

Ends: Sat, 25 Mar 2006 at 3:30 PM


Loyola University

Chicago, IL

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Here’s an interesting event for promoting python as a first-language. Below is an excerpt from mtobis’ email announcement:

The Chicago Python User Group (ChiPy) with the kind cooperation of the
Computer Science Department at Loyola University of Chicago will be
offering a free introduction to computer programming using the Python

I’m looking for people who would be interested in taking up computing
as a serious hobby. The final impetus to present this was presented by
a father-son team who want to learn to program together. I would
welcome teenagers or adults. Parent/teen pairs are especially welcome.

Children under the age of 13 may attend if accompanied by an adult but
for most pre-teens this may prove too challenging.

On the other hand, professional programmers will find the pace too slow.

You need no coding experience at all, but you shouldn’t be unfamiliar
with a computer altogether. A small amount of exposure to HTML would
be helpful.

The first meeting will be an introduction to the power of Python, and
an organizational meeting. By the time you leave you will have written
a small and amusing piece of working software.

We’ll also poll the group about your interests, and decide on where
and how often we should meet in the future, and set up some online
communication to keep each other in contact. We will probably meet
every second Saturday.

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