This is a FREE event that includes morning coffee and lunch.
Applications for the workshop will open in January.
This three-day workshop covers an intense 14-hour curriculum designed to give beginners complete, basic programming skills to use in their studies or workplace. It is intended for everyone who wants to learn basics of programming and does not have an opportunity to do so as a part of their studies. Over the course of the workshop, participants will learn the Python programming language through lectures and hands-on sessions, supported by a team of mentors.
Attendees are expected to bring their own laptops. We are able to provide
assistance to participants who do not have their own computer. During the first day of the workshop (Friday evening) we will help everyone install the necessary software on their computers.
This event has been made possible through funding received by the Python Software Foundation and its Education and Outreach Committee, as well as Women in Computer Science. The organizers are grateful for the support and advice received by Elana Hashman, who organized the Python Workshop for Beginners in 2014.
This workshop is targeted at beginners who do not have prior programming experience and are not exposed to programming education in their studies. If you are a math or engineering student, you likely will have too much experience for these workshops to benefit you. We will accept 30 students into the program.
We are affiliated with Women in Computer Science, and value a respectful, supportive and welcoming environment for all participants (students and non-students alike).
Everyone is welcome to apply for this workshop, though priority will be given to under-represented groups in the field of computing.
Applications for this workshop are now closed. We have received 344
applications and notified the accepted participants..
Mentors are helping to co-organize the event, teach curriculum and provide one-on-one assistance to participants. The low student to mentor ratio (5:1) will ensure that every student gets an opportunity to ask questions in person and gets individualized instruction during practical sessions. The six mentor volunteers have been selected through an online application process.
For any questions or further information, please send an e-mail to Ivana Kajić
, the event coordinator.