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Python Learning Group

To grow the community and general skill set of those that want to learn python a Python Learning group based on Learn Python the hard way is being offered.

The 52 lessons will be roughly spread over 25 weeks staring the week of 2014-10-20 and to roughly the end of May 2015 to allow for holidays.

Book

We'll be using Learn Python the Hard Way as the text for this class. You will not need the physical book, unless you want it, as the online version is available for free at the below link.

Book: http://learnpythonthehardway.org/book/

Communications

IRC

Meetings

  • Twice weekly 30 minute meetings.
  • Both meetings are the same topic but at different day/times to accommodate the most people.
    • Tue
US Eastern Standard Time  [EDT; UTC-0400]
Start: 12:00   Tue
End:   12:30   Tue

Pacific Standard Time [PDT; UTC-0700]

Start: 09:00   Tue
End:   09:30   Tue

Germany, Berlin [CEST; UTC+0200]

Start: 18:00   Tue
End:   18:30   Tue

UTC [GMT; UTC+0000]

Start: 16:00   Tue
End:   16:30   Tue

New Zealand, Auckland [NZDT; UTC+1300]

Start: 05:00   Wed
End:   05:30   Wed
  • Thu
US Eastern Standard Time  [EDT; UTC-0400]
Start: 16:00   Thu
End:   16:30   Thu

Pacific Standard Time [PDT; UTC-0700]

Start: 13:00   Thu
End:   13:30   Thu

Germany, Berlin [CEST; UTC+0200]

Start: 22:00   Thu
End:   22:30   Thu

UTC [GMT; UTC+0000]

Start: 20:00   Thu
End:   20:30   Thu

New Zealand, Auckland [NZDT; UTC+1300]

Start: 09:00   Fri
End:   09:30   Fri

Schedule

  • Pre Work (to be done before the first session)
  • Week One 2014-10-20 (10/21 & 10/23)
      • Exercise 1: A Good First Program || Mentor: Curtis Koenig (IRC:curtisk)
      • Exercise 2: Comments And Pound Characters || Mentor: Chris AtLee (IRC:catlee)
  • Week 2 2014-10-27 (10/28 & 10/30) || Mentor: catlee
  • Week 3 2014-11-03 || Mentor: dustin
      • Exercise 5: More Variables And Printing
      • Exercise 6: Strings And Text

Week 4 2014-11-10

    • Exercise 7: More Printing
    • Exercise 8: Printing, Printing

Week 5 2014-11-17

Week 6 2014-12-01 Exercise 11: Asking Questions Exercise 12: Prompting People

Week 7 2014-12-08 Exercise 13: Parameters, Unpacking, Variables Exercise 14: Prompting And Passing

Week 8 2014-12-15 Exercise 15: Reading Files Exercise 16: Reading And Writing Files

Week 9 2015-01-05 Exercise 17: More Files Exercise 18: Names, Variables, Code, Functions

Week 10 2015-01-12 Exercise 19: Functions And Variables Exercise 20: Functions And Files

Week 11 2015-01-19 Exercise 21: Functions Can Return Something Exercise 22: What Do You Know So Far?

Week 12 2015-01-26 Exercise 23: Read Some Code Exercise 24: More Practice

Week 13 2015-02-02 Exercise 25: Even More Practice Exercise 26: Congratulations, Take A Test!

Week 14 2015-02-09 Exercise 27: Memorizing Logic Exercise 28: Boolean Practice

Week 15 2015-02-16 Exercise 29: What If Exercise 30: Else And If

Week 16 2015-02-23 Exercise 31: Making Decisions Exercise 32: Loops And Lists

Week 17 2015-03-02 Exercise 33: While Loops Exercise 34: Accessing Elements Of Lists

Week 18 2015-03-09 Exercise 35: Branches and Functions Exercise 36: Designing and Debugging

Week 19 2015-03-16 Exercise 37: Symbol Review Exercise 38: Doing Things To Lists

Week 20 2015-03-23 Exercise 39: Dictionaries, Oh Lovely Dictionaries Exercise 40: Modules, Classes, And Objects

Week 21 2015-03-30 Exercise 41: Learning To Speak Object Oriented Exercise 42: Is-A, Has-A, Objects, and Classes

Week 22 2015-04-06 Exercise 43: Gothons From Planet Percal #25 Exercise 44: Inheritance Vs. Composition

Week 23 2015-04-13 Exercise 45: You Make A Game Exercise 46: A Project Skeleton

Week 24 2015-04-20 Exercise 47: Automated Testing Exercise 48: Advanced User Input

Week 25 2015-04-27 Exercise 49: Making Sentences Exercise 50: Your First Website

Week 26 2015-05-04 Exercise 51: Getting Input From A Browser Exercise 52: The Start Of Your Web Game

Group / Meeting Notes