SnakesInASpace

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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
  • input/output
  • 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.


What do I need to participate?

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:

  • python 2.6, which can be downloaded here
  • a text editor of choice, anything will do, I use vim. Tips for vim and Python here.
  • a shell
  • some programming knowledge is really helpful,, but this is a hackerspace, you should have seen code before :-)

How much does it cost?

It is free for members and non members are kindly asked to make a donation, the more, the better!