General thought is to have a pint or two, chat about current projects or ideas, and have a bit of a laugh.
Hope to see ye there!
I had several people contact me since posting late last week about our upcoming Python and Linux classes, members of 091 Labs and non-members alike.
The members pointed out to me that I had not left much time between making the classes public and the actual beginning of the classes. When talking to others over the weekend, they were surprised to learn that they too had to sign up on the Eventbrites even if they were planning to pay on the day. This rapidly explained the perceived lack of interest by the members!
Members of the public also contacted me saying that their funds in January were still in rather short supply and they would have attended if it had started a few weeks later. Some asked if they could sign up as members of the Labs on the day and get the member discount for the two classes (which is a yes).
So to clarify:
I’d also like to say thanks and sorry to all those that have so far promoted the classes for us. I hope that these changes won’t stop you from promoting future Labs events! =)
Link to the blog post with class details: http://091labs.com/2013/01/upcoming-linux-and-python-intro-courses/
Python Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.ie/event/5247276746
Linux Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.ie/event/5254761132
Starting next week are a series of 4 introductory classes in both Linux and Python. Due to the many requests we’ve received over the last year, we’re going to try an experiment with these. Attendees are given the option of choosing one of three time tracks to attend for either and that is the time they attend every week. More info on the classes below
The price for attending is €5 per class for 091 Labs members (€20) and €10 per class for the Public (€40) paid in advance online or at the first class. Links to the various Eventbrites below.
Start with the basics of programming and how they are dealt with in Python3, moving through functions, data structures, and classes before explaining correct code style. Then stepping into more advanced topics of data handling and files, using the underlying operating system. Following that we’re delve into some functional programming, packaging and installing programs, and some basic server and web templating.
What Linux is and how to interact with it in a more in depth nature. We’ll bring you from installation through the structure of Linux, to command line and manipulating data, then user and group management to remote access.
1: Just made a correction to the blog post. The Saturday classes of Python are from 2pm to 4pm and the Linux from 5pm to 7pm. Many thanks to Alan for noticing the error!
2: We’ve just reschedule the weekday classes by two weeks. Details on this blog post
First off though, it’s not a class. We all come in, plonk down our laptops, and get to work on expanding our skillset. If you’ve never programmed in Python before, that’s not a problem. We’ll link you to the best places online to get started (http://learncodethehardway.org/) and let you go at it. If you have questions, we’ll try to help with them or show you where to get a good example.
Over time we plan to get some group projects going but that’ll be more at the start of 2013. Right now, some of us are (individually) powering our way through Project Euler (http://projecteuler.net/about) problems and other challenges.
The group is free for members and €2 for non-members.
At the Labs, there’ll be a brief presentation on the online resources to start learning Python and how to improve those skills. If anyone else has anything else to present, mention it on the Python Ireland mailing list.