Thursday 9 a.m.–12:20 p.m.

Hands-on Beginning Python

matt harrison

Audience level:
Python Core (language, stdlib, etc.)


Do you want to dive right into Python? This hands-on tutorial assumes some programming experience (no Python required) and walks you through the basics of the language. Through a carefully crafted series of lectures and assignments you will be thinking like a Pythonista in no time. Bring a laptop with Python (3 or 2), your favorite editor, and a desire to get your hands dirty.


This carefully constructed course will take you from **no knowledge of Python to the ability to read and write basic Python**. With a unique, fast-paced combination of lecture and lab, the student will quickly cover most of the basic aspects of Python. In addition, attendees will recieve a copy of the slides, a cheatsheet covering the material, and a copy of *Treading on Python Volume 1*. This course has been given at various conferences and is meant to quickly get you off on the right path to grokking Python. **Bring a laptop with Python (2 or 3) installed** and a desire to learn the basics.

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