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Come learn [http://www.python.org/ Python], Wednesdays at 7:00 - 9:00 PM PST. 7:00 to 8:00 will be Introduction to Python, and 8:00 to 9:00 will be Web Design in Python.
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=== PSAs and Events ===
We are currently building a weekly schedule that you can peek at by clicking on: [[Working Syllabus]]
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In general, this is your class peeps! We are here to serve you so any feedback is welcome.
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After 9pm we will have open hacking time and time for questions for those that went to the HTML class and want to come back for more or those that are kicking so much ass they just can't go home yet. If you have problems from work or home feel free to bring them after 9 and everyone can help each other.
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'''PSA 10-6-15:''' Class is currently only on MONDAY. THURSDAY meetings are not happening until a second instructor starts again.
  
For redundancy, not 1 but 2(!) people will be helping run these classes. Please contact either of us with comments/questions:
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'''PSA 4-6-15:''' As of today, attend PyClass on MONDAY and THURSDAY. Monday in the Turing classroom will replace the Tuesday session.
* Elizabeth Leddy on IRC (#noisebridge/#plone) as eleddy or [http://twitter.com/eleddy @eleddy]
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* Kellan Jacobs  [http://twitter.com/kellanjacobs @kellanjacobs]
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Cost: Free! That's right homies. Bring your good vibes and we are at your disposal!
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'''PSA 1-26-15:''' Thursday in the Church Classroom will replace the Wednesday session.
  
=== Githubs ===
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'''PSA 10-1-14:''' PyClass starts at 7:00 PM, try to come a few minutes earlier. We want to finish up by nine so people can hack or catch their preferred train home. You can come at any time, but YMMV (your mileage may vary).
Almost all of the code can be found in the noisebridge repo on github.
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* https://github.com/noisebridge/Intro-Python
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'''PSA 8-19-14:''' The [https://noisebridge.net/wiki/PyClass noisebridge wiki] and [https://github.com/PyClass/PyClass-lesson-plans github readme] files have the same information and updates.
* https://github.com/noisebridge/web2py-noiselist
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* https://github.com/noisebridge/flask-noiselist
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'''PSA 8-16-14:''' The new curriculum for the Noisebridge PyClass is a crash course in the Python standard library, also touching on modules that are popular but not quite part of the standard modules. Scroll down to see the course list.
* https://github.com/tachang/django_noiselist
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=== Scheduled Weekly Meeting Times ===
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We set up the space at 6:45 PM - try to arrive early to help if you are able to.
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* Monday 7:00 - 9:00 PM PST - 'Turing' Classroom
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* Thursday - CANCELLED TEMPORARILY - 7:00 - 9:00 PM PST - 'Church' Classroom
  
 
=== Mailing List ===
 
=== Mailing List ===
Sign up for this now!
 
* http://groups.google.com/group/pyclass
 
  
===  [Old] Class Slides ===
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Sign up for this to hear updates and conversations regarding the course!
* [http://egonschiele.github.com/pyclass Slides on Github]
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[https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/python Python & PyClass Mailing List]
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The mailing list uses GNU Mailman and pipermail. To search archives you may find it helpful to download the archive .tar.gz (compressed) file and use regular expressions (grep) to search.
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The Python Class Google Group Closed on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015.
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=== Class Description, Goals, and Ideal Student ===
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The pace of the courses will be fast, and the materials will be available online 24/7. We plan to frequently repeat modules with new twists as we iterate over course materials.
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A major PyClass goal is to break down the courses into independent units. In other words, you won't fall behind if you miss a week. Sounds good, right?
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To best experience the course, spend a short time reviewing the course materials before you come in. If you wish to know this week's courses, please join the mailing list and send an email out to PyClass@googlegroups.com
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Lessons are [https://github.com/PyClass/PyClassLessons available on Github].
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===== The 'ideal student' for this course can grasp the following code: =====
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(Feel free to use web resources to look up anything you don't understand)
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<source lang="python">letter_frequency_dict = {}
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word = "noisebridge"
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for letter in word:
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    times = letter_frequency_dict.get(letter, 0)
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    times += 1
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    letter_frequency_dict[letter] = times</source>
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===== We use the [http://www.criticalthinking.org/pages/socratic-teaching/606 Socratic Method] =====
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====== A Socratic questioner should ======
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# keep the discussion focused
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# keep the discussion fact based*
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# stimulate the discussion with probing questions
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# periodically summarize what has and what has not been dealt with and/or resolved
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# draw as many students as possible into the discussion.
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intellectual_responsibility intellectually responsible] can be effectively replaced with 'fact based' for our needs.
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=== New Student Reading ===
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If you are new to python or programming in general here are some excellent resources:<br />
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-[http://learnpythonthehardway.org/ Learn Python the Hardway] - great guide for total beginner<br />
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-[http://www.swaroopch.com/notes/python/ Byte of Python] - nice guide for total beginner and new to python<br />
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-[https://docs.python.org/2/tutorial/ Excellent Official Python Tutorial - 2.7.8] - great for new to python<br />
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-[http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920028154.do Learning Python 5th edition (also at sf lib)] - A comprehensive guide to the language and its uses<br />
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-[http://pymotw.com/2/ Python Module of the Week] - Learning the standard library by example<br />
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-[https://www.python.org/doc/ The docs themselves! 2.x for this class] - Learn what is and how to use the standard library
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There are many, many good resources for learning the language of Python and how to do awesome things with it. Those listed above are just a few based on personal experience and strong recommendations.
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=== OS / Environment / Versions ===
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This section is under development.
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[https://www.digitalocean.com/?refcode=1a1061eaf303 Digital Ocean $10 Credit]
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[http://aws.amazon.com/free/ Amazon's AWS has a free tier that allows you 750 compute hours every month of their t2.micro instances for 12 months]
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-Use EC2 to create an instance from the Ubuntu 12.04 AMI for the most well known and supported platform that will come with Python 2 installed
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For the sake of our sanity we use Python 2 for this course.
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Installing Python with [http://docs.python-guide.org/en/latest/ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Python!]
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Emergency Python Command Line: http://repl.it/languages/Python
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'''We accept refugees using all operating systems. You will be politely prodded in the direction of solutions that are closer to posix standards: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/POSIX#Mostly_POSIX-compliant'''
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Some routes:<br />
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1. Install a linux virtual machine on another computer using virtualbox.<br />
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2. Use the command line in your apple machine.<br />
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3. Explore POSIX for windows: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/POSIX#POSIX_for_Windows
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Another critical tool is git:<br />
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''Windows: http://git-scm.com/download/win<br />
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''Mac: http://git-scm.com/download/mac<br />
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*Linux: (use your package manager)
  
=== Other Helpful Texts ===
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=== Free to all - please donate to Noisebridge! ===
* [http://learnpythonthehardway.org/ Learn Python The Hard Way] - A good introductory text with lots of exercises written by prolific programmer [http://zedshaw.com/ Zed Shaw]
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* [http://www.greenteapress.com/thinkpython/html/index.html Think Python: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist]
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* [http://www.swaroopch.com/notes/Python A Byte of Python]
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* [http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596100469/ Python in a Nutshell] - a handy reference
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* [http://docs.python.org/ Python Documentation]
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** [http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0008/ PEP 8 -- Style Guide for Python Code]
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** [http://docs.python.org/library/index.html Python Standard Library]
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** [http://docs.python.org/reference/index.html Python Language Reference]
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[[Category:Python]]
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The course is free although we recommend a donation to Noisebridge. Donations go to: https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Donate_or_Pay_Dues Recommended Donations: $15, $50, $200+ Recommended monthly donations: $10, $20, $40, $80+ / month
[[Category:Pages with a Noisebridge Tiny URL]]
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Latest revision as of 09:16, 3 November 2015

Contents

[edit] PSAs and Events

PSA 10-6-15: Class is currently only on MONDAY. THURSDAY meetings are not happening until a second instructor starts again.

PSA 4-6-15: As of today, attend PyClass on MONDAY and THURSDAY. Monday in the Turing classroom will replace the Tuesday session.

PSA 1-26-15: Thursday in the Church Classroom will replace the Wednesday session.

PSA 10-1-14: PyClass starts at 7:00 PM, try to come a few minutes earlier. We want to finish up by nine so people can hack or catch their preferred train home. You can come at any time, but YMMV (your mileage may vary).

PSA 8-19-14: The noisebridge wiki and github readme files have the same information and updates.

PSA 8-16-14: The new curriculum for the Noisebridge PyClass is a crash course in the Python standard library, also touching on modules that are popular but not quite part of the standard modules. Scroll down to see the course list.

[edit] Scheduled Weekly Meeting Times

We set up the space at 6:45 PM - try to arrive early to help if you are able to.

  • Monday 7:00 - 9:00 PM PST - 'Turing' Classroom
  • Thursday - CANCELLED TEMPORARILY - 7:00 - 9:00 PM PST - 'Church' Classroom

[edit] Mailing List

Sign up for this to hear updates and conversations regarding the course!

Python & PyClass Mailing List

The mailing list uses GNU Mailman and pipermail. To search archives you may find it helpful to download the archive .tar.gz (compressed) file and use regular expressions (grep) to search.

The Python Class Google Group Closed on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015.

[edit] Class Description, Goals, and Ideal Student

The pace of the courses will be fast, and the materials will be available online 24/7. We plan to frequently repeat modules with new twists as we iterate over course materials.

A major PyClass goal is to break down the courses into independent units. In other words, you won't fall behind if you miss a week. Sounds good, right?

To best experience the course, spend a short time reviewing the course materials before you come in. If you wish to know this week's courses, please join the mailing list and send an email out to PyClass@googlegroups.com

Lessons are available on Github.

[edit] The 'ideal student' for this course can grasp the following code:

(Feel free to use web resources to look up anything you don't understand)

letter_frequency_dict = {}
word = "noisebridge"
 
for letter in word:
    times = letter_frequency_dict.get(letter, 0)
    times += 1
    letter_frequency_dict[letter] = times
[edit] We use the Socratic Method
[edit] A Socratic questioner should
  1. keep the discussion focused
  2. keep the discussion fact based*
  3. stimulate the discussion with probing questions
  4. periodically summarize what has and what has not been dealt with and/or resolved
  5. draw as many students as possible into the discussion.

[edit] New Student Reading

If you are new to python or programming in general here are some excellent resources:
-Learn Python the Hardway - great guide for total beginner
-Byte of Python - nice guide for total beginner and new to python
-Excellent Official Python Tutorial - 2.7.8 - great for new to python
-Learning Python 5th edition (also at sf lib) - A comprehensive guide to the language and its uses
-Python Module of the Week - Learning the standard library by example
-The docs themselves! 2.x for this class - Learn what is and how to use the standard library

There are many, many good resources for learning the language of Python and how to do awesome things with it. Those listed above are just a few based on personal experience and strong recommendations.

[edit] OS / Environment / Versions

This section is under development.

Digital Ocean $10 Credit

Amazon's AWS has a free tier that allows you 750 compute hours every month of their t2.micro instances for 12 months

-Use EC2 to create an instance from the Ubuntu 12.04 AMI for the most well known and supported platform that will come with Python 2 installed

For the sake of our sanity we use Python 2 for this course.

Installing Python with The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Python!

Emergency Python Command Line: http://repl.it/languages/Python

We accept refugees using all operating systems. You will be politely prodded in the direction of solutions that are closer to posix standards: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/POSIX#Mostly_POSIX-compliant

Some routes:
1. Install a linux virtual machine on another computer using virtualbox.
2. Use the command line in your apple machine.
3. Explore POSIX for windows: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/POSIX#POSIX_for_Windows

Another critical tool is git:
Windows: http://git-scm.com/download/win
Mac: http://git-scm.com/download/mac

  • Linux: (use your package manager)

[edit] Free to all - please donate to Noisebridge!

The course is free although we recommend a donation to Noisebridge. Donations go to: https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Donate_or_Pay_Dues Recommended Donations: $15, $50, $200+ Recommended monthly donations: $10, $20, $40, $80+ / month

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