Python newbies

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I want to steal hacklab's python newbie night idea and make it our own.

Overview

Summary

This is outright theft of the hacklab.to "Python Newbie Night" event. One night a week (Wed. @7pm maybe?) we get together with electronic copies of "think python", talk about a chapter, then write some code. We may skip around depending on the skill levels of those who are present. If the class format takes off we can do other languages as well (say java and C++). I would like to invite non-coders and non-members to the class, so tell your friends and relatives!

Project Manager

Chris Anderson

Attendees

  • Chris Anderson - organizer
  • Paul
  • Nauseaboy

Event Setup

We need to do the following before the event:

  • Setup a working space. This includes:
    • Tables / Chairs arranged - moving a folding table into the office worked out really well (thanks Paul!) so I think we should do that henceforth.
    • Projector - having one machine plugged into the projector for reading/coding purposes worked well too.
    • BYOC - everyone seems to have a laptop so we are doing it Bring Your Own Computer style. if you are interested in the class but do not have a laptop, please let chris at hive13 dot org know and I/we will make something happen.

Project Status

Ongoing. Bring your ebook, laptop, and a friend :-)

Project Needs

  • Attendees - anyone who wants to learn about programming in general, or python in particular is welcome to attend.
  • Computers - bring a laptop to read/code with. If there is interest, we can resurrect some of the PCs laying around the space as well.
  • Copies of "Python for Software Design"
    • A couple choices for this:
      • Print off each classes material before that class and add it to a 3-ring binder.
      • The book is under the GPL so we could do a print-on-demand run with the cost ~$7 to ~$11 a book then sell those for about $10 to $15 at the classes to people who want an actual book.
      • People can buy copies off Amazon for $35 a pop

Project Updates

First class was a success! Let's continue the tradition :-)

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