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Women Who Code Meetup – Python Basics

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 215-570-4747.

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.)

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