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Intro to Python Workshop, San Diego, 2014

Brought to you by San Diego Python, San Diego PyLadies, Inland Empire Python, Inland Empire PyLadies.

This repo is adapted from the geekgirl repo, which was for the San Diego PyLadies workshop at the Geek Girl Tech Conference on Saturday June 21, 2014.

Instructions For Students

Before coming to the workshop, do the pre-workshop setup: part-0.ipynb

Workshop Agenda and Files

Students can follow along with the slides and speaker notes. This is helpful in case anyone falls behind and misses something.

9:30-12:30 Morning

Welcome and Intros

20 Cool Things You Can Do With Python, Part A

Part 1: Numbers, strings, variables, booleans, "if statements"

Part 2: Lists and loops

12:30-1:15pm Lunch break

Eat and meet other students.

1:15-4pm Afternoon

20 Cool Things You Can Do With Python, Part B

Functions and modules

List comprehensions, dictionaries, and tuples

Conclusion: stdlib, PyPI, next steps

Instructions For Instructors

Giving the Talk

Before giving the talk, IPython Notebook must be installed:

$ pip install 'ipython[notebook]'

How to run an IPython Notebook:

$ ipython notebook part-1.ipynb

You can view each of the files online using nbviewer.

At the workshop we gave the talk like this:

  • We opened a Python shell on the projector monitor and an IPython notebook on the laptop monitor
  • One person read the notebook and typed into the Python shell
  • Another person stood in front of the audience and explained each step
  • Questions were answered ad-hoc, occasionally by Googling answers or typing at the terminal


You can give this talk too!

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. See LICENSE file for more details.