Python Camp

Python Camp LogoLearn Python and foundations of programming in this three-day, non-credit, interactive, mini-course. This opportunity is for beginners and does not require any programming experience. 

You’ll learn and practice the basics of programming such as: data types (strings, lists), loops, functions, working with numeric data, and plotting data. This mini-course introduces basic scientific computing and data plotting concepts through the use of the Python libraries NumPy and Matplotlib. 

No software installation required; learners should bring a laptop or request one from us during registration.

The workshop uses as its curriculum “Get Data Off the Ground with Python,” an OpenEdX course by GW professor Lorena Barba. Instructors and helpers will work with you as we do the lessons together and you practice what you learn. Participants are expected to attend all three days of the workshop: January 10, January 17, and January 24. Those who meet the workshop requirements will receive a certificate of completion. 

Please note, registration is at capacity.

This workshop is part of the Programming and Coding series for those interested in enhancing their skills in web or software development, coding and scripting, and automating processes to retrieving or cleaning data. Other workshops this Spring 2020 are A Walk on the R Side: R for Data AnalysisBuild a Basic Web Page with HTML & CSSData Carpentry with R, Spreadsheets, and OpenRefineGeospatial Data CarpentryGetting Data from APIs Using PythonIntroduction to JavaScriptIntroduction to Python for Data AnalysisRStudio + Git for Collaboration and ReproducibilitySoftware Carpentry with Python, and Spring Break Python Camp. If you need personalized assistance with a programming or coding project, consider booking a programming or software development consultation with a member of the Scholarly Technology Group. More information is available through Academic Commons.

GW has an institutional commitment to ensuring that all of our programs and events are accessible for all individuals. If you require any accommodations to participate in this event, please contact [email protected] at least 72 business hours (3 business days) prior to the event.

Open to all GWorld cardholders

Sponsored By:

GW Libraries & Academic Innovation

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