For the past couple of weeks a few of us have been meeting up at the lab to learn some Python. Some of us are complete beginners, while some of us have been programming profesionally for years. It makes for an interesting evening and we’re been learning lots.
We’re basing the sessions on the book Python for Software Design: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist, which is available for free online. We’ve been impressed so far with the book’s clarity and the quality of the example code it comes with.
After a few successful sessions, we’ve decided to make this a more regular / official meeting at the lab. It’ll be every Thursday at 7PM until around 9, though we have gone later in the past, and some of us show up earlier as well. Feel free to drop in our IRC channel (#hacklabto on freenode) if you want to see if anyone’s already at the lab. For this Thursday if you feel like catching up before you come out, we’re at chapter 4; don’t worry, though, we’ll be able to get you caught up if you’re a total beginner :)