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INTRO TO PYTHON

May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

FREE

Build apps for the web and unlock data-driven insights with code.

Explore the intersection of coding and data with General Assembly, ITexperience and women who code. During our Python-focused intro class, you’ll learn all about Python – including how to get started, advantages and disadvantages of Python, essentials of programming in Python, and tools available to build applications in Python.

Touch on fundamental Python programming techniques and tools.
Discuss its applications in data analysis and web development — and the types of problems it can solve.
See where Python programming fits into the data and web workflow.
Apply your new skills to solve a real-world problem with Python.
Chart your own career path. Pick up where this workshop leaves off. Enhance your professional skill set with Python skills in our 10-week, part-time Python Programming workshop.

Takeaways
Learn how to get set up and install Python and libraries.
Find out how to write your first Python script.
Figure out what tools to use for your next Python projects.
Preparation
This class requires a computer and strong internet connection.
For students on Windows, you’ll need Microsoft Windows 8/10 (32- or 64-bit). For those with Macs, you’ll need the Mac OS X 10.8.5 or higher, up to 10.11.4 (El Capitan).
The latest version of Python (current version 3.7).
To install Python, complete the following: – Head to Anaconda.com – Click the button to download the version for Python 3.7. – Once downloaded, run the installation prompts.

Optional: Install a text editor like Sublime Text 3. or Atom on your computer.

NOTE: A small percentage of participants may not receive emails from us due to some domains blocking our automated emails. If you do not receive sign in instructions within 1 hour of the livestream, please email hello@generalassemb.ly and someone from our team will be sure to respond to you with sign in instructions right away.

About the Instructor
Craig Sakuma
Founder,
QuantSprout

Craig has been a data science and analytics instructor at General Assembly since 2014 and he has over 2,000 hours of teaching experience. Prior to teaching at General Assembly, he worked as a data scientist at Euclid Analytics. Craig has also founded an e-commerce furniture business, Deal Decor, and worked as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. He has an engineering degree from Northwestern and an MBA from Wharton. For fun, Craig enjoys traveling and has spent a total of 5 years living overseas in three different countries.

About Our Partners
Women Who Code Houston

Women Who Code is the largest and most active community in the world dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. We empower engineers with skills needed for professional advancement, and provide environments where networking and mentorship are valued. WWCode has garnered a membership exceeding 167,000, executed more than 9,000 events around the world, and has a presence in 20 countries.

General Assembly(GA)

About General Assembly (GA): General Assembly is a pioneer in education and career transformation, specializing in today’s most in-demand skills – from software engineering and UX design, to data, to product management and digital marketing. Established in early 2011, GA is the leading source for training, staffing, and career transitions with 20+ campuses across four continents.Web https://generalassemb.ly/

Details

Date:
May 21
Time:
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost:
FREE
Website:
https://www.meetup.com/ITExperience/events/270687324/