509 7th Street NW, 3rd Floor
Washington D.C. 20004
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Explore the intersection of coding and data. During our Python-focused introductory workshop, you’ll learn to harness the power of an essential programming language for data scientists. Working with real-world examples, you’ll:
After this lesson, you will be able to: - use Python interactively via Jupyter Notebook - use various Python data types (string, list, tuple, and dictionary) - use Python control statements (if...elif...else, for, break, continue ) - write and call a simple function - import and utilize a module - read from and write to a text file
This bootcamp is broken down into 3 modules.
Part 1: Introduction to Python (2 hours) - What is Python and why do we use it? - What is the difference compared to other programming languages? - Install Fest: installation and setting up the necessary software - Using the Jupyter Notebook
Part 2: Data Types & Control Statements (2 hours) - Understanding Python data types including lists, tuples and dictionaries - Understanding control statements: For loops, break, continue; If… elif… else
Part 3: Python Programming Practices (2 hours) - Write and call Python functions - Hands-on practices - Advanced Python topics - List comprehensions - Lambda functions - Slicing - Classes - Exception handling
This workshop is for analysts, product managers, mathematicians, business managers or anyone else that wants to learn how to code in Python. General technical savvy, and comfort with computers. Bring a laptop where you have admin rights so that you can install software.
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