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Virtual Cohort: Intro to Python (6-class Series)

Virtual Classes

October 26, 2020, 11:00 PM UTC – October 27, 2020, 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 Introduction to Python virtual workshop, designed for those 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.

Topics covered:

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

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:

  • Monday, October 26th, 7:00pm-9:00pm EST
  • Wednesday October 28th, 7:00pm-9:00pm EST
  • Monday November 2nd, 7:00pm-9:00pm EST
  • Wednesday November 4th, 7:00pm-9:00pm EST
  • Monday November 9th, 7:00pm-9:00pm EST
  • Wednesday November 11th, 7:00pm-9:00pm EST

The class will include hands-on work and assignments. Students will benefit both from the instructor's knowledge and the peer-to-peer interactions.


  • Your laptop (Mac, PC, Linux) and charger

Instructor: Jordi Frank

Jordi Frank has a background in Computer Science. She is a Machine Learning/Deep Learning engineer whose primary interests are in the healthcare and environmental sciences spheres. In this course, she will share her expertise about Python’s insights and knowledge.

No shows: Your course fee will be donated to the GDI scholarship fund.

Cancellation Policy: Class is subject to cancellation if there are fewer than 5 registrations 5 days before class start date.

Code of Conduct: Girl DevelopIt 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.