Notice! This event has been cancelled. Registrations have been automatically cancelled and payments refunded, if applicable.
When Tue Jul 16 9am — 1pm
Where Lecture Hall
1825 Monetary Ln #104 Carrollton, TX 75006
What This is a half-day crash course in Python designed for people with absolutely no experience in programming. If you want to learn to code, but you don't know where to start, this class was created just for you!
Host Mark Havens


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  • Restrictions:
    • Attendees require approval from the event host

Cancellations for this event must be made before July 16, 2019 — 9:00am.

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About this Event

Python is fun, powerful, and one of the easiest languages to learn. It's also an excellent language for increasing your prospects and marketability as a programmer!

Students will be expected to bring their own laptop: Windows, Mac, Linux, or even a Chromebook. Anything is fine.

The course will involve writing a series of simple text-based games designed to be interesting and hold the student's attention. All games in this course will have simple text for input and output. The input is typed on the keyboard by the player, and the output is the text displayed on the screen.

Topics Covered in this Course:

- Python overview and background
- Python Integrated Development Environments (IDE)
- Python Cloud-based IDEs
- Python Installation
- Pip package manager
- The Interactive Shell
- Basic operations
- Comments
- Doc Strings
- Modules and Import Statements
- Code blocks
- Escape characters
- Using single quotes and double quotes for strings
- Using print()’s end keyword parameter to skip newlines
- First Program: Hello World!
- integers, int()
- strings, str()
- random module
- The randint() function
- The input() function
- The replace() function
- The sleep() function
- Flowcharts
- Creating your own functions with the def keyword
- The return keyword
- Multiline strings
- while statements
- if; elif; else statements
- Conditions
- Comparison operators
- The and, or, and not Boolean operators
- Truth tables
- Global and local variable scope
- Parameters and arguments

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