If you’re new to Python, you should come to our friendly, welcoming and helpful Beginners’ Day Workshop. We cater to new Pythonistas of all levels: from absolute beginners through to experienced programmers encountering Python for the first time.
What is Beginners’ Day ?
Beginners’ day welcomes and supports folks who are new to Python programming. It takes place on Tuesday 9th July, from 9:30 - 16:00 at the workshop venue, FHNW Campus Muttenz. Just in time to get you ready for all the talks which follow on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday ! It’s also a great place to make friends with fellow attendees and figure out how to get the most out of EuroPython.
Bring your laptop, because this will be a hands-on session!
The day will start with workshops to give you the chance to try out Python in lots of different situations: making a game, creating a website, programming embedded devices or telling stories with data (in a Jupyter notebook). Later in the day you’ll have an opportunity to further explore those aspects of Python which appeal to you with the support of a team of experienced and helpful mentors. We’ll end the day with a question and answer session about Python, EuroPython and the wider Python ecosystem.
The emphasis will be in creating a fun, supportive and useful path into the Python programming language and its community.
Sign up for Beginners’ Day
You will need a conference pass to attend, but otherwise, it’s free, so if you’re thinking of coming to the conference, but you’re new to Python or programming, this could be the session for you.
The session will be presented in English (although our mentors will typically speak a few other languages as well).
If you’d like to come, please do register in advance for this session, so that we know how to plan to make it the best yet. We need to know the numbers for planing the workshop.
Call for Mentors
The workshop is being organised by experienced Python programmer and educator, Nicholas H.Tollervey.
Already know Python? Do you value working in an open, inclusive and collaborative way? Want to develop your mentorship skills? Fantastic!
We’re looking for folks with the technical skills, patience, humour and empathy to work with beginners who may come from a wide variety of backgrounds and levels of experience. It’s rewarding, fun and a great way to give back to the community.
We’d especially love to hear from you if you can add an extra language to help non-English speakers feel comfortable asking questions, or if you’ve never mentored before and want to try to share your knowledge for the first time. This is a supportive environment for both beginner programmers AND beginner mentors. :-)
Please sign up as a mentor on our mentor registration form.