Starting June 3rd, I’ll be running a weekly meetup on Mondays from 8pm – 10pm at the LA Makerspace. The goal is to get together with other interested folks and learn Python. Bringing snacks is encouraged!
Skill range: All. Total n00bs to professional developers.
Ages: All. Children are welcome, but under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
Access: Open to the Public.
Some resources to use to get on your feet:
- How to Install Python
Note: This guide asks you to use your command line application (also known as a “terminal”). If you have never used this before, ask for help. If you’d like to get better at the command line in the future (which I highly recommend, if you’d like to be a programmer), a great guide is here.
- Learn Python the Hard Way (Moves slowly and includes copious “homework assignments”. Great for absolute beginners to programming)
- After Hours Programming: Python
- Python for Java Programmers
- ThinkPython (Informative. Includes a bit more theory. Not very interactive.)
- Building a Microframework with Python and Flash
How to keep in touch with the group:
- Join the LA Makerspace Discussion List to hear announcements about future meetups. (Be sure to check your settings so you only get as many emails as you want.)
- Clone our GitHub repo and share your code with the group
- Follow @LAMakerspace on twitter to hear future announcements
- Add your flickr photos of us looking awesome to our Public Flickr Group
Some great articles on Computer Science, Programming, and the “real world” of being a Software Engineer:
- Advice for new CS majors: Passion
- How to Land an Engineering Job: Always Be Coding!
- “Well, Actually” (Warning: Mild adult language.) Many prospective software engineers are startled to find out that working as a programmer has as much to do with working with people as it does working with code. The lesson here: Be Excellent to Each Other.