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Python Working Group

About the group

The Python Working Group is a working group of the Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communications Office of the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries. The purpose of the group is twofold: to help beginning participants get started using Python, and to help existing Python users solve practical problems.

The group meets weekly throughout the semester. Each session is composed of two parts: an introductory session (12:10-1:00 PM) focused on helping new users, and a free-format second hour (1:00-2:00 PM) where participants can work on particular problems they are facing. Participants in the first hour are welcome to stay for the second hour to get additional help with the new concepts that have been introduced. Participants are also welcomd to arrive at the meeting at the start of the second hour if they just want to workshop a problem that they are having.

Venue

The Working Group meets in the Eskind Training Room (Room 010 in the basement of the Eskind Biomedical Library). To get there, walk past the circulation desk and veer to the left. Take the elevators or stair down one floor, then turn right when you come out.

Schedule - Spring 2019

First cycle: Tuesdays from 12:10 to 2:00 PM (Intro: 12:10 to 1:00 PM, Workshop: 1:00 to 2:00 PM)

Date Session Topic Notes
Jan 15 1 Getting started intro / install Python / install Thonny / install editor
Jan 22 2 Python scripting basics lesson webpage
Jan 29 3 Object-oriented Python lesson webpage
Feb 5 4 Using data structures lesson webpage
Feb 12 5 Input and output lesson webpage
Feb 19 6 Practical problem solving lesson webpage

Second cycle: Fridays from 12:10 to 2:00 PM (Intro: 12:10 to 1:00 PM, Workshop: 1:00 to 2:00 PM)

Date Session Topic Notes
Mar 15 1 Getting started intro / install Python / install Thonny / install editor
Mar 22 2 Python scripting basics lesson webpage
Mar 29 3 Object-oriented Python lesson webpage
Apr 5 4 Using data structures lesson webpage
Apr 12 5 Input and output from files lesson webpage
Apr 19 6 Interacting with the Internet lesson webpage

Python Resources

Here’s a page of Python resources


Revised 2019-01-12