Intro to Python

Etsy Labs DUMBO - 55 Washington St, Suite 512 Brooklyn - View Map Girl Develop It NYC
Wed, Oct 23, 2013, 7:00 PM (EDT)

About this event

Want to learn programming fundamentals in a language that you can use to build websites, program robots, visualize data, run servers, and make art? In Introduction to Python, a new 4 week GDI course, you'll learn just that!

Python powers some of the world's most popular websites and apps, like Google, reddit, Pinterest and Instagram.

Join us for GDI NYC's first Introduction to Python course, designed for women who have very limited or no programming experience. During this interactive workshop, we'll explore the basic components of a programming language: data types, functions, conditional statements and loops. We'll mix lecture and practice, and we'll work through lots of problems together. You'll leave the workshop with several tested tutorials to work through on your own.

Class 1: Intro to Python | Wed. Oct. 23rd, 7-9PM
Class 2: Structured Programming: Functions, Loops, Conditionals | Oct. 30, 7-9PM
Class 3: Intro to data structures | Nov. 6th, 7-9PM
Class 4: Using Python to Crawl and Scrape the Web | Nov. 13, 7-9pm

We'll spend part of the workshop helping you set up a development environment, so there's no need to install software ahead of time. Just bring your laptop and come prepared to write your first lines of Python code.

About the instructor
Bethany Macri is a Software Engineer on Etsy's Core Platform team. Bethany studied Literature in college, then discovered programming and never turned back. She attended Hacker School in Summer 2012. Bethany loves teaching others how to program and feels confident in everyone's ability to learn how to code. She tweets @BethanyMacri.


Wednesday, Oct 23
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)


Etsy Labs DUMBO
55 Washington St, Suite 512 Brooklyn