By Jonathan B. Miller
This is an online guidebook for the workshop entitled A Gentle Introduction to Python, by Jonathan B. Miller, for the Liberal Arts Scholarship and Technology Summit (LASTS) at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, on Thursday, August 15th, 2013.
Stop fighting the computer and instead make it do your bidding. Learn how to get up and running with Python, a general-purpose coding language that is both newbie friendly yet very powerful. Python is used at large organizations such as Google, Yahoo!, CERN, and NASA, and in many famous applications including Youtube, Dropbox, Instagram, and Reddit. Attendees in this workshop will get a taste of basic computer science concepts via in-class examples and have opportunities to apply the knowledge in guided exercises. No coding experience is necessary. Learn by doing -- bring your computer.
Last updated on 2013-08-14