This is a placeholder page for the upcoming python beginners workshop. If you are interested in it, please help finding a date on the doodle: http://www.doodle.com/mzhdmdpg8t5q55ig
What kind of workshop is this?
This will be a beginners workshop, things I (fs111) want to cover.:
- Brief introduction in the who, what and where in python
- Hello World and the interactive interpreter
- control structures
- built-in types (numbers, strings, lists, dicts, sets etc.) and higher level functions
- module system (imports)
- objects and classes and types
- documentation system
- neat little tricks and features you should know (generators, list comprehension, slicing)
- some modules from the standard lib that you should know (OS interface, filesystem, option parsing, xml?, network stuff etc.)
- Q/A all the time of course
How long will the workshop last?
I really don't know. I try to cover the stuff mentioned above and then we can go into freestyle hacking, where we help each other out I guess. As long we do not run out of mate we can go on :-) The list of topics usually too long for one session, so expect a second one.
Stuff you need
I will use the latest release of the Python 2.x series which is 2.6 right now. 3.x is out already for some time but the adoption is low and a big number of 3rd party modules are not ported yet. So what I would expect from you is that you have the following installed: