Introduction to Python

Datadog HQ - 286 5th Ave, 12th Floor New York - View Map Girl Develop It NYC
Sat, May 21, 2016, 11:00 AM (EDT)

About this event

This class will be taught over a weekend running Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4pm both days.

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 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 this intro class designed for those who have very limited or no programming experience. During this interactive class, we'll explore the basic components of a programming language: data types, functions, conditional statements and loops. We will mix lecture and practice, and we'll work through lots of problems together. You'll leave the workshop with the knowledge, confidence and enthusiasm to continue coding.

Class 1: Intro to Programming and Set Up | SATURDAY MAY 21, 11am-4pm
Class 2: Conditionals, Loops, Functios | SUNDAY MAY 22, 11am-4pm 

We'll spend part of the class 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.

This class is $90.00; the cost covers both days of courses.

All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct

Interested in TA-ing or being a volunteer? Fill out this form and the organizer will contact you!

About the instructor 
Amy Durcan is a very active member of the python community. Co-Organizer of Learn Python NYC and The New York Python Meetup Group, she has dedicated herself to both her own progression as a programmer along with helping beginners get the hang of python. With a background in Mathematics (and Studio Art), she focuses on data-related programming, including machine learning. In addition to instructing for GDI, she spends her time coding (most likely in python), kickboxing, and strolling through Central Park.


Saturday, May 21
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)


Datadog HQ
286 5th Ave, 12th Floor New York