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Strings and Functions in Python - May 1st and 8th

CoderDojo Silicon Valley

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

Strings and Functions in Python - May 1st and 8th

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Student Ticket, ages 8-17 Ended Free  

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New attendees are welcome anytime!

Participants 13 years old or younger, must attend with a parent


Strings and Functions in Python! to be held on May 1st and 8th


Prerequisites: Yes! Recommended for participants 10 and up with some programming experience and good typing skills. See below.

Python is a powerful programming language that has many real world applications. Attendees should have some prior programming experience and typing ability, in order to get the most out of this session.

Before registering, please make sure the attendee has the following experience:

  • Previous use of loops and understanding of their application.
  • Previous use of conditionals (if, if/else) and understanding of their application.
  • Intermediate typing skills. Should know the layout of the keyboard and be able to quickly find the keys in order to keep up with the project we will be making. A fun way to assess typing ability: consistently score 225+ points on easy, all keys in Keyboard Ninja


Is there an age restriction for this event?

Yes.  Participants must be between the ages of 8 and 17 years old.

Must a parent attend?

If participant is 13 or under, a parent or guardian is required to attend.

Participants between the ages of 14 and 17 may bring a parent or guardian, or come by themselves.


Is a laptop required?

Yes.  CoderDojo cannot supply any loaner laptops, at this time.  Please make sure each partcipant comes with their own laptop.

Do I need to attend both sessions for an event?

Yes.  The instructor has designed the material to be presented and completed over 2 sessions.  Please register, only if you can attend both sessions.


May two parents attend?

Due to capacity restrictions and space limitations, we prefer only one parent or guardian attend. 


May I bring a younger sibling or other non-participating attendee?

No.  Space is limited, and only registered participants will be allowed access in the building.


Are there any prerequisites to attend the event?

Sometimes.  The event overview will list if any prerequisites are required.

Is there parking at the event?

Yes, and parking is free!

How early may I arrive?

Doors will open at 6:30, and the session will get moving around 7:00! We encourage everyone to arrive early, in order to allow time for set-up.  

What should/can I bring to the event?

Bring a laptop and don't forget your charger!

Can I bring snacks or outside food?

Yes, you may bring your own snacks or drinks for yourself, or to share with the group and our awesome mentors - Nut Free please!

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

No.  If you cannot attend, please cancel your ticket, so we can release tickets to those on the wait list.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No.  All tickets are electronic. Once you have signed up and received ticket confirmation, your name will be added to an automatically generated guest list.

Will tickets be available at the door?

No.  All tickets will be issued, online, prior to the event.

Is the event handicap accessible?

Yes. The building is on the first floor and there is an accessible bathroom.


Have questions about Strings and Functions in Python - May 1st and 8th? Contact CoderDojo Silicon Valley

When & Where

Microsoft, Building #2
1085 La Avenida St
Mountain View, CA 94043

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

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