Introduction to Python

Mar 30, 2013 · Mubarak Al-Abdullah, Kuwait
What is this course?
This a basic, introduction course to the Python programming language. It is designed for people who are not familair with Python to help them quickly grasp the language basics.
What is Python?
From python.org:
Python is a programming language that lets you work more quickly and integrate your systems more effectively. You can learn to use Python and see almost immediate gains in productivity and lower maintenance costs.
Python runs on Windows, Linux/Unix, Mac OS X, and has been ported to the Java and .NET virtual machines.
Python is free to use, even for commercial products, because of its OSI-approved open source license.
What is Google Developers Group?
Google Developers Group Kuwait is a non-profit, independent, volunteer driven organization formed by individuals keen to learn from each other.  Our common bond is our use of Google technologies and products in our development.
We have weekly meetups on Wednesday that are a free event.
Note: We are an independent group and none of our activities and opinions should be linked with Google the corporation.
 
What will I get out of this course?
At the end of the course, you will be able to have:
• A reading/writing familiarity with Python• An understanding of the basic data types and operations• An appreciation of object-oriented programming• An insight into various standard library modules• The ability to keep code appropriately simple• Some understanding of how the interpreter works• Readiness to improve your Python skills

Do I need to be a programmer to attend?
The course is designed with beginners in mind. If you have any prior programming experience it would be advantagous, but it is not required.
The course will be delivered in English.
If you are a minor (less than 15 years of age), you need your parent's permission to attend and your parents must purchase the ticket for you.
 
What should I bring?
You should bring your laptop for hands-on assignments, pen and paper.  Network connectivity will be provided at the venue. Any other software needed will also be provided.
 
How much do I have to pay?
The event is free for all attendees.  Registration is required.
 
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For all other questions or enquiries on the event, please get in touch with us on twitter at @gdgkuwait.

Acknowledgments & Thanks:

We would like to extend our warmest thanks to GUST for providing us the venue to hold this event.
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