Introduction to Python - the Bronx

The New York Botanical Garden - 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York - View Map Girl Develop It NYC
Tue, Oct 23, 2018, 7:10 PM (EDT)

About this event

This class will be taught over four weeknights - 10/23, 10/25, 10/30, and 11/1. This class is $100.00; the cost covers all four days of courses.

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.

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.

Note: When you register, you MUST provide your first and last name for security.

TOPICS COVERED:
*Class 1*
Intro to programming in Python - First steps for programming using the Python shell.

*Class 2*
Structured programming - Functions, Loops, and conditionals

*Class 3*
Python data structures and other essential built-ins

*Class 4*
Higher level abstractions using object oriented and functional programming

PREREQUISITES:
This intro class designed for those who have very limited or no programming experience.

TECH REQUIREMENTS:
Your laptop and charger. Note: A netbook or tablet is NOT a substitute.

A modern browser: either Chrome with the "Web Developer" extension or Firefox with Firebug installed.

A text editor. We recommend Sublime Text 2 (free; available for both Mac and PC (https://www.sublimetext.com/)) with Autoprefixer (http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/css-automatic-vendor-prefix/) installed.

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, however for any Windows users it is suggested you show up at 6:30pm for setup. Bring your laptop and charger. (Note: A netbook or tablet is NOT a substitute.) and come prepared to write your first lines of Python code.

INTERESTED IN TA-ING?
Fill out this form ( http://goo.gl/forms/ynrPJf7ThQ ) and the organizer will contact you!

SCHOLARSHIPS:
We offer needs-based scholarships for people interested in taking any course over $50 who may not be able to afford the registration fee. Apply here (https://docs.google.com/a/girldevelopit.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc8LOblbCuSgKvHvdsMfTTkd83njnqpDVP7-PIHEM1soOnuHg/viewform)

IMPORTANT:
Girl Develop It welcomes all genders and identities to our classroom. By entering this group, all community members agree to abide by our Girl Develop It Code of Conduct (http://www.girldevelopit.com/codeofconduct).

GDI does not offer refunds. If you need to cancel for any reason, your payment will go toward supporting our scholarship fund for students in financial need. If the class is rescheduled, moved to a different location, or canceled by GDI, all participants will be refunded. Thank you for understanding.

We have 100% no drop-ins policy. Students that have not registered on Meetup before the class will not be accepted into the class. Please do not show up to a class without registering via Meetup, you will be turned away.

THE TEACHER:
Kamilla Khabibrakhmanova

OUR HOST:
The Mertz Library promotes the intelligent stewardship of the natural world by collecting and preserving works of merit in botany, horticulture and landscape design.
https://www.nybg.org/learn/mertz-library/

When

Tuesday, Oct 23
7:10 PM - 9:10 PM (EDT)

Where

The New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York