Intro to Python class at the library

From: Nate Hill 
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Some great news from the 4th Floor that might be of interest to
chugaluggers.

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*We are now partnering with Engage 3D  to offer an
introductory Python class. Python is a computer programming language
heralded for both its accessibility to novices and its power and
flexibility.*

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Our goal is to offer a course that introduces the power of computing, both
its capabilities and its limitations, so that you feel comfortable reading
and writing code. If you have ever wondered how computer programs are
written or have some projects that you think computer programming could
help with, come join in and learn with us!

An eight-week session beginning April 15 is enrolling now.

Your instructors will be from Engage 3D, the folks at Maker Day who brought
in all the cool fun educational activities like the 3D scanning station and
their 3D video conferencing project. If you spent any time in the
Tinkercadlab, the computer dissection table, or at the origami
station, you probably
met someone from Engage 3D.

This free class will be great but space is limited so please register
through the Chattanooga Public Library=92s online
calendar.


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What: Community Py -- Introduction to the Python programming language

Where: 4th Floor of the Chattanooga Public Library

When: Mondays from 6pm-7pm beginning April 15 through June 3

Cost: Free

*Registration*: This class is limited to 24 people and pre-registration is
required.*
*Details:  You are welcome to bring your own laptop but there are also
workstations available.

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Nate Hill
nathanielhill@gmail.com
http://4thfloor.chattlibrary.org/
http://www.natehill.net

=============================================================== From: Michael Scholten ------------------------------------------------------ Sounds great! h g

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ Nate, Thanks for sharing this! I have been wanting to learn a language for a while now, and have always wanted to tackle Python. I signed up for the class. Any other Chugalug members going to this? On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 7:15 PM, Michael Scholten wrot= e: : s uld n

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ will Bob from Chattanooga be there?=A0=A0=A0=20 --- On Tue, 4/2/13, Lynn Dixon wrote: From: Lynn Dixon Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Intro to Python class at the library To: "Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group" Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 10:50 AM Nate,Thanks for sharing this! I have been wanting to learn a language for a= while now, and have always wanted to tackle Python. =A0I signed up for the= class. =A0Any other Chugalug members going to this?=0A=0A

=============================================================== From: Nate Hill ------------------------------------------------------ The response to this has been overwhelming; we are already wait-listing folks. Clearly we've identified a community need! I'm curious what other classes might get everyone this stoked? I know we've been tossing around ideas for a command line basics class, and a really basic html/css class. I kind of like the idea of this as a safe space for beginners... programming can be intimidating for folks who aren't yet ninjas of the coding arts. Still, if there is a community for advanced, higher-level stuff there's no reason we can't support that as well. If there are coders out there *with teaching experience* who might like to offer a class please contact me off-list. N

=============================================================== From: rdflowers ------------------------------------------------------ I would be interested in courses between the raw beginner stuff, and the advanced people sharing with one another -- sort of a 102 . Since there is no other yet for Python, please add me to the existing Python waiting list. ----- Message from nathanielhill@gmail.com --------- Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2013 12:05:03 -0400 From: Nate Hill Reply-To: Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Intro to Python class at the library To: Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group

=============================================================== From: Stephen Haywood ------------------------------------------------------ What specific things would you expect a 102 course to cover? Stephen Haywood Owner, ASG Consulting CISSP, GSEC, OSCP T: @averagesecguy W: averagesecurityguy.info

=============================================================== From: rdflowers ------------------------------------------------------ Simple interactions with a database, examples of actual code that are fairly simple, BUT are beyond the "Hello, World" stage, python.org mailing lists, getting new modules from python.org or elsewhere, hashes, sets, multisets, tips and tricks; or, some non-crowded subset of all that. ----- Message from stephen@averagesecurityguy.info --------- Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2013 14:16:25 -0400 From: Stephen Haywood Reply-To: Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Intro to Python class at the library To: Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group ----- End message from stephen@averagesecurityguy.info ----- -- R. D. Flowers, Chattanooga, TN, USA http://chalice.us/poe/

=============================================================== From: Michael Scholten ------------------------------------------------------ (in late response to you Lynn...) I signed up. Pretty certain I am in the first 25 as there were still 2 slots open after I put my name in although I can't be sure. Should we/I have gotten any sort of confirmation Nate? Email or otherwise? -Michael

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ Michael I didn't get any response other than the confirmation on the webpage. Hopefully we were able to get in the class!

=============================================================== From: Nate Hill ------------------------------------------------------ Hey I will follow up with my web guy and see what's up with registered folk vs wait list folk Thanks

=============================================================== From: Michael Scholten ------------------------------------------------------ Thanks Nate

=============================================================== From: Dan Eveland ------------------------------------------------------ I am Nate's web guy. I have now made it much more obvious when registering to show if you are on the wait-list. It was way too subtle with small text. Basically anyone who registered after 7:30PM on April 1st is on the wait list. I see Michael Scholten in the class and Lynn Dixson on the wait list. Feel free to email me directly if you would like me to check.

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ Thanks Dan. Hopefully the wait list will free up soon