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Intro to Python

Setup Time:
15 minutes
Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 09:00am
Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 06:30pm
Teardown Time:
15 minutes
Estimated size:
Large Event Room

Intro to Python

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First Responders $77 plus Eventbrite fees

Second Responders $97 plus Eventbrite fees

Third Responders $117 plus Eventrite fees

Fourth Responders $137 plus Eventbrite fees

Please bring your printed ticket to the event.

Or, pay $150 (cash) at the door.

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Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided!

This course is for anyone interested in programming. In this one-day course, you will learn about the fundamentals of Python programming. After the completion of the course, you should be able to write programs in Python.
Following topics will be covered:
Introduction to Python and all the basic rules
• Rules and regulations
• What to expect
• Setting up the interpreter on each computer
• Indentation
• Running a program
• IPython
Basic Syntax
• Print statement
• Single and multiline comments
• Standard input/ standard output functions
Basic Operators
• Arithmetic operators
• Comparison operators
• Assignment operators
• Logical operators
• Membership operators
• Identity operators
Variables and Data types
• Numbers
• String
• Boolean
• Defining variables
• Typecasting from datatype to another
String Operations
• String manipulations
• String methods like split, strip, join etc.
• String functions like len
• if-else
• while-loop
• for-loops
Data structures
• List
• Dictionary
• Tuples
• Arguments and outputs
• Default argument
• Keyword based arguments
File input output
• Reading text files
• Writing to text files


9:00 AM to 9:30 AM Check In, Refreshments, Networking
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM Session 1
11:00 AM to 11:20 AM Break
11:20 AM to 1:00 PM Session 2
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Session 3
3:30 PM to 3:50 PM Break
3:50 PM to 5:30 PM Session 4
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM Office Hours (Optional)

Recommended Text: “Essential Python” by Sridevi Pudipeddi and Ravi Chityala

Dr. Sri Pudipeddi has a Ph.D. in mathematics. She has expertise in mathematics, image processing, machine learning and Python. She taught at UC Santa Cruz Extension and is currently teaching at UC Berkeley Extension. She conducts corporate training. She co-authored two textbooks, “Image Processing and Acquisition using Python” and “Essential Python.” Her LinkedIn profile can be found at www.linkedin.com/in/sridevi-pudipeddi


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