Free Introduction to Python
26

Wednesday, 26 June

6 8 pm PDT

GA Seattle

1218 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98101
FREE!
Regular Ticket

Questions? Read our FAQs

Free Introduction to Python

Frank Turner Photo


Data Engineer, Amazon Web Services

26

Wednesday, 26 June

6 8 pm PDT

GA Seattle

1218 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98101
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 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.

In this class, you'll:

  • 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 course.

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.

About the Instructor

Frank Turner Photo

Data Engineer,
Amazon Web Services

After completing a degree in Electrical Engineering, I worked helping companies design test plans for their electronic hardware systems, and teach users how to drive electronic test equipment. My wife and I opted for a change of pace and opted to move to Seattle (from Dallas) to reboot our careers. I built my career change around General Assembly's Data Science Immersive course, where I learned the basics of Data Science and built projects I am proud of. Though teaching is not my day job, my "retirement" plan has always been to become a teacher, which is why I am excited to be here today!

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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