PyStar - Programming Workshops for Women and Their Friends
The PyStar program is workshop designed to teach all women (including trans women) and their friends who are looking to learn how to program in a friendly non-alpha geek environment.
The Minneapolis PyStar is March 25th (6 - 8pm) and 26th (9am - 4pm) 2011 at Clockwork Active Media Systems:
1501 East Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55414
Register here: http://pystar-mpls-1.eventbrite.com/
The PyStar program is workshop designed to teach all women (including trans women) and their friends who are looking to learn how to program in a friendly non-alpha geek environment. The goal of this program is to increase the number of women programming, especially in Python which is a very approachable language to get started with.
The approach for this workshop is to have groups learning together with at least one guide or instructor who can lead where needed, and help out as requested while participants work through the tutorials. At present there are two streams for the one-day workshop participants: Web App or Color Wall. One is more of a focus on the basics of programming (color wall) and is well suited to students with very little experience in programming. The other is a bit more involved and will require network as it includes putting a Django site up on the web.
As these workshops begin to happen it is hoped that attendees will come back as assistants in future workshops with the end goal of having former participants become guides/instructors at future workshops. There may be a disproportionate amount of male teachers at initial workshops which is why encouraging participants to continue coming back and taking the lead as soon as they feel ready.
- put up links for each technology on the friday page
- installation instructions for each OS & technology that will be used
- fill out & clean up the webapp and colorwall pages