Intro to Python
22

Wednesday, 22 May

6:30 8:30 pm EDT

GA D.C. (Penn Quarter)

509 7th Street N.W.
Washington DC
FREE!
Regular Ticket

Questions? Read our FAQs

Intro to Python

Tim Book Photo


Lead Data Science Instructor, General Assembly

22

Wednesday, 22 May

6:30 8:30 pm EDT

GA D.C. (Penn Quarter)

509 7th Street N.W.
Washington DC
FREE!
Regular Ticket

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Class

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 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

Install Anaconda beforehand.

Tip: Scroll to your operating system version and click on the install button for Anaconda with Python 3.6.

Note: We'll be using Python version 3.6 in this workshop.

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

Technical Considerations For participants 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.

About the Instructor

Tim Book Photo

Lead Data Science Instructor,
General Assembly

Tim is a lead data science instructor for GA’s enterprise clients in Washington, DC. He recently escaped the world of consulting, where he worked in litigation analytics helping lawyers win cases with data. Prior to his work in industry, he earned his Master’s degree in statistics. His graduate research focused on statistical programming and machine learning, something he’s still passionate about today. His motivation for teaching is to make the things he finds interesting just as interesting and accessible to everyone else.

When not thinking about programming or math, Tim spends his free time reading sci-fi/fantasy and theorizing on how to construct the perfect omelette. He plays a mean game of pool, too.

In recognition of his exemplary service in the classroom, Tim has been selected as a member of General Assembly's Distinguished Faculty program.

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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