Free Intro to Python Class
17

Friday, 17 July

12 2 pm CDT

GA Dallas (Livestream)

Online Class
Livestream
FREE!
Regular Ticket

Questions? Read our FAQs

Free Intro to Python Class | July 17

Emma Boumans Photo


Lead Data Scientist and Data Engineer, Thrive Global

17

Friday, 17 July

12 2 pm CDT

GA Dallas (Livestream)

Online Class
Livestream
FREE!
Regular Ticket

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Event

Build apps for the web and unlock data-driven insights with code.

Explore the intersection of coding and data with General Assembly. During our Python-focused intro class, you’ll learn all about Python - including how to get started, advantages and disadvantages of Python, essentials of programming in Python, and tools available to build applications in Python.

  • Touch on fundamental Python programming techniques and tools.
  • Discuss its applications in data analysis and web development — and the types of problems it can solve.
  • See where Python programming fits into the data and web workflow.
  • Apply your new skills to solve a real-world problem with Python.

Chart your own career path. Pick up where this workshop leaves off. Enhance your professional skill set with Python skills in our 10-week, part-time Python Programming workshop.

Takeaways

  • Learn how to get set up and install Python and libraries.
  • Find out how to write your first Python script.
  • Figure out what tools to use for your next Python projects.

Preparation

  • This class requires a computer and strong internet connection.
  • For students on Windows, you’ll need Microsoft Windows 8/10 (32- or 64-bit). For those with Macs, you’ll need the Mac OS X 10.8.5 or higher, up to 10.11.4 (El Capitan).
  • The latest version of Python (current version 3.7).

To install Python, complete the following: - Head to Anaconda.com - Click the button to download the version for Python 3.7. - Once downloaded, run the installation prompts.

Optional: Install a text editor like Sublime Text 3. or Atom on your computer.

NOTE: A small percentage of participants may not receive emails from us due to some domains blocking our automated emails. If you do not receive sign in instructions within 1 hour of the livestream, please email hello@generalassemb.ly and someone from our team will be sure to respond to you with sign in instructions right away.

About the Instructor

Emma Boumans Photo

Lead Data Scientist and Data Engineer,
Thrive Global

Emma is a Data Scientist with a background in Artificial Intelligence and a passion for math, coding and data-driven decision making. Emma started her career in Amsterdam (the birthplace of Python) as a teaching assistant at the University of Amsterdam. Her enthusiasm for machine learning has taken her to Los Angeles. Emma has worked as a data scientist in different industries, from auction modeling in AdTech to speech processing for voice-overs for cartoons. These days, you can find Emma at Thrive Global, a company focussing on well-being and performance through data-driven story telling

Refund Policy

We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.

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