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Introduction to Python

General Assembly

Monday, November 26, 2012 at 8:00 PM - Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 9:30 PM (EST)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Both Sessions Ended $55.00 $3.74
Session I Ended $30.00 $2.49
Session II Ended $30.00 $2.49

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Introduction to Python
Session I: Monday, November 26th from 8:00 - 9:30 PM
Session II: Wednesday, November 28th, from 8:00 - 9:30 PM
Zach Smith, Technical Product Manager, Yipit

Programming isn't hard, but it's different and can seem intimidating. There are a lot of great tools available online, but sometimes it's nice to have someone explain what's going on to get over the initially steep learning curve. This two session class is intended to teach non-technical people how programmers think to either lead into more advanced classes or kick-start a rewarding experience. Student will leave with introductory programming knowledge, basic Python knowledge and familiarity with object oriented programming.

Session One (11/26)

  • What exactly is an algorithm and thinking of computers as algorithm machines
  • What are computers good/bad at?
  • Basic programming constructs, including: variables, if statements, lists, for and while loops, dictionaries

Session Two (11/28)

  • How is well written code organized and why?
  • Functions, parameters, and scope
  • Object oriented programming, classes and methods.  


Prerequisites: None.

Preparation: Free PythonAnywhere.com account and/or MaxOSX or Linux.

Zach Smith is the Vice President of Engineering at Yipit. Prior to Yipit, Zach was the Lead Product Architect at PerformLine. Zach graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in Economics and Marketing and studied Computer Science at Columbia University.

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General Assembly West
10 E. 21st St
4th Floor
New York, NY 10010

Monday, November 26, 2012 at 8:00 PM - Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 9:30 PM (EST)


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