Introduction to Python
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Introduction to Python

March 19, 2019 - 9:30am to 5:30pm Central US Time

This workshop has already been published as a course!

Introduction to Python

Some Key Takeaways!

By coding along with us in the Workshop, you'll:

  • You’ll learn about the origins of Python, and how it can help you solve complex problems quickly.
  • Learn about the different data types Python has to offer, including tips on when and how to use each one.
  • Understand the control flow of Python programs - loops, boolean statements, if statements, and return statements.
  • Make your code more concise by writing reusable functions and classes
  • Learn to use Python packages from the standard library, as well as how to find and install external libraries.
  • Learn how to work with files on your filesystem by reading and writing to them.
  • Write programs that interact with APIs by sending requests and receiving responses.

Your (Awesome) Instructor

Nina Zakharenko

Nina Zakharenko

Nina Zakharenko is a software engineer with over a decade of experience. She currently focuses on Python at Microsoft on the Cloud Developer Advocacy team. In the past, she’s written software for satellite control computers at HBO, code that's helped people connect over their passions at Meetup, and implemented time-wasting features on Reddit. Nina loves teaching developers and has spoken at conferences like PyCon Russia, EuroPython, and DjangoCon in the US and internationally. In her spare time, she enjoys snowboarding and hiking, drinking scotch, and tinkering with hardware, LEDs, and wearable electronics from her home base in Portland, OR.

Spend A Full Day Immersed in Python With Nina Zakharenko

Workshop Details

Have you always wanted to learn Python, but didn’t know where to start? After this intensive workshop, you’ll gain a solid understanding of the basics. You’ll learn everything you need to know to create and run simple Python programs, including working with the available data types, writing functions and classes, and much more.

Daily Schedule

We've already held over 150 workshops with thousands of attendees in-person and online. In this time we've discovered ways to schedule the day, so it goes smoothly and efficiently. Regardless if you're in-person or participating with us online you'll have the full ability to replay things you missed, get your questions answered LIVE and interact with the teacher throughout the day.

  • 9:00AM
  • 9:40AM
  • 10:45AM
  • 12:00PM
  • 2:00PM
  • 2:30PM

Interact with the Instructor - Online & In-Person

Get Your Questions Answered • Code Along with the Class • Classroom Format

Is This Workshop for Me?


This workshop will benefit anyone who’s interested in Python but has been too intimidated or overwhelmed to dive in. This workshop will offer a thorough introduction to all the language features needed to write simple Python programs.

Any Prerequisites?

  • Knowledge of any other object-oriented programming language would be helpful, but not required.
  • A basic understanding of the command line is useful, but not required.

Event Details


One Full Day Workshop Session

Replay Videos (available immediately)


March 19, 2019 - 9:30am to 5:30pm Central US Time


Option 1: Attend online on our full HD live stream

Option 2: Attend in-person at HQ in Minneapolis, MN