February 14, 2015

Intro to the Python Programming Language

Join us at BLR on January 15th for an Intro to Python course! 

Blibbet has volunteered to lead this course, and we hope to continue this to a series over several weeks that will delve into the nitty-gritty of the Python language. Topics will range from the basics of the language itself to picking apart code with debuggers and lots of topics in-between.

For this first portion of the course (Feb. 15th), the basics of the language will be gone over including getting set up to write Python, core language features, and usage of tools in the standard library. This will be a talk on the language itself though, and not necessarily an intro to programming. Some of the concepts will likely be helpful, if you are just starting to dabble your foot in the world of code. Especially if you want to learn Python!

Course Materials can be found at the following link: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B8Gwl-K6P62mNDhhVm1TeHM1dlU

To follow along, you will need:

  • A command line interface (bash, ksh, Powershell, etc)
  • An editor of some type, preferably able to show line numbers, allow for tabbing, etc
  • Python installed (CPython, IronPython, Jython, etc)
  • A web browser