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A Taste of Python: Starting From Scratch

In this workshop, you’ll take your first steps towards programming in the world’s most popular language: Python.  Absolutely zero prior knowledge required.

You’ll get an insight into how programming languages work and get a chance to test your newfound skills in action by writing Python code to solve some simple real-life tasks, and even program your own game of rock-paper-scissors!

Along the way, you’ll learn about Git: the perfect tool to build your own online portfolio and showcase your skills to the world.

Through this workshop, you will:

  • Understand the major paradigms of programming.

  • Familiarize yourself with the basics of Python.

  •  Get hands-on with Python and write basic code.

  • Work in groups to program a game.

  • Understand version control using Git and how to push your code to Github

Should you fail to withdraw 48+ hours in advance, thereby preventing your colleagues on the waitlist from filling in your spot, your library account will be charged $10 per missed workshop.  Please note, it is your responsibility to sign next to your name on the attendance sheet for each workshop session.  A blank signature spot will result in a penalty charge.

Instructor: Louis de Thanhoffer de Volcsey, PhD

Location: Claude T. Bissell Building, 140 St. George Street, Room 224/225

Date:
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Time:
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Location:
Inforum Library
Campus:
St. George (Downtown) Campus

Event Organizer

Kathleen Scheaffer