Python I: Learning Cohort (6-class series)


May 10, 2022, 11:00 PM UTC – May 26, 2022, 1:00 AM UTC


About this event

Curious about programming? Want to learn one language that you can use to build websites, program robots, visualize data, run servers, and make art? Then you're ready to get started with Python. Python powers some of the most popular websites and apps we all know and love, like Pinterest and Instagram to name a couple.

Join us for GDI's Python I virtual cohort series, designed for those who have very limited or no programming experience. During this interactive series, 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.

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to Python
  • Data types and variables
  • Boolean expressions
  • Functions
  • Testing and debugging
  • Working with lists

The class will include hands-on work and assignments. Students will benefit both from the instructor's knowledge and the peer-to-peer interactions. This is a cohort class and will run for a total of 12 instructional hours over 6 classes (each 2 hours long).

The class dates and times are:

  • Tuesday, May 10 @ 7pm - 9pm ET / 4pm - 6pm PT
  • Wednesday, May 11 @ 7pm - 9pm ET / 4pm - 6pm PT
  • Tuesday, May 17 @ 7pm - 9pm ET / 4pm - 6pm PT
  • Wednesday, May 18 @ 7pm - 9pm ET / 4pm - 6pm PT
  • Tuesday, May 24 @ 7pm - 9pm ET / 4pm - 6pm PT
  • Wednesday, May 25 @ 7pm - 9pm ET / 4pm - 6pm PT

Class Cost: $240 for 6 class series, 12 hours of instruction

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Tech Requirements:

  • Your laptop (Mac, PC, Linux) and charger
  • A web browser
    • Recommended: Chrome
  • A account (can be created during class)
  • Optional: A Github account
  • Optional: Join GDI’s Community Slack channel (Invites will be sent after registration)

Code of Conduct:
Our mission is focused on providing opportunities for women to learn web and software development, but our classes and events are open to all genders and identities. We are dedicated to providing a welcoming and comfortable environment for all to learn to code and every attendee is expected to uphold our Code of Conduct (