Intro to Python is a hands-on workshop aimed at individuals new to programming who would like to learn Python. Python is a good language for beginners in programming, as well as one of the top languages used in data science and predictive analytics. In this course, we will use Jupyter notebooks to learn and develop Python code. By the end of this workshop, you will have learned the basics of Python: the variable types, if/else statements, for loops, how to write your own functions, and how to read and write text/data files. You will also learn how to create and use Jupyter notebooks, and you will leave with completed code that you can continue to use and learn from.
- Individuals new to programming who would like to learn Python
- Linux, OS X, or Windows
- 32- or 64-bit computer
- 8 MB available RAM
- 600 MB available hard drive space to download and install Anaconda
(We use Anaconda because it is a free, no-hassle way to install Python and the needed libraries. Instructions will be emailed to registrants prior to the event to prepare your laptop BEFORE the conference. There is no time allotted in class for laptop preparation.)