Python @Rackspace (Beginners)

May 16, 2018 · Austin, United States of America

Hey Coders,

Come write Python code at Rackspace! We are learning about beginner Python topics. We have a list of references at the end of the description

Each monthly meeting will begin with a quick overview of Python to make sure everyone is on the same page. Then there will be instruction and discussion on a Python topic. To wrap up, we will work through some code projects to practice what we learned.

Our goal for this group is that you will get a firm grounding in Python and will learn some basics of programming in general along the way. By the end of your time with the class, we want you to be able to code your own awesome ideas and apps!

This Month's Topic 
TBD (check out the resources on https://nimbinatus.github.io/BeginnerCodersWWCATX/)

If you are still getting started, please feel free to join us! We are a stress-free, fun group of people, all at different levels of experience.

Please bring a computer and try to have Python 2 or Python 3 installed (a walkthrough can be found in exercise 0 of Learn Python the Hard Way [see Resources at the end of this description]). If you cannot figure it out, we will be happy to help you get started.

Time 
We will begin at 6:45 pm. Come at 6:30 pm for meet and greet!

Participants 
This event is intended for all women (trans and cis), trans men, and genderqueer folks who are interested in attending.

Food 
No food and drinks are provided. Please feel free to bring your own!

Parking 
Parking is free and easy to access. Use the parking lot in front of the office building.

Location 
9001 N IH35 Ste 150, Austin, TX 78753.

Enter the lobby (the flags in front of the building lead to the lobby). Women Who Code meetup signs will be posted on the doors as well as in the lobby.

Security 
Please bring your ID. It is required for check-in.

Contact 
Text or call Laura Santamaria at[masked].

Code of Conduct 
No harassment: Women Who Code is dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, or religion. We will not tolerate harassment of Women Who Code members in any form, including overly sexualized or demeaning comments or anything that threatens personal safety. People violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event and/or the organization at the discretion of the organizers and management team.

WWCode events are intended for all women (trans and cis), trans men, and genderqueer folks who are interested in attending. We are emphatically queer and trans friendly and committed to matters of social justice as an organization. Select events may be open to the general public, which will be clearly noted in event descriptions.

Resources

http://interactivepython.org/courselib/static/thinkcspy/index.html

• http://greenteapress.com/wp/think-python-2e/

• http://www.diveintopython3.net/

• https://learnpythonthehardway.org/book/ (note that Zed Shaw is very anti-Python 3. His explanations are fairly clear, though. We will mainly think and work in Python 3 in this discussion series.)

Event organizers
  • Women Who Code Austin

    Join us by attending a WWCode event or signing up at www.womenwhocode.com. Women Who Code is the largest and most active community of engineers dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. We envision a world where women are representative as technical executives, founders, VCs, board members, and software engineers. Our programs are designed to get you there. Who should join? Our community is for professional women in technology careers, including software engineers, developers, UX/UI desi

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