WE ARE BACK!
Following the success of various remote Beginners Data Workshop for at PyCon US 2020 and 2021, and successive workshops at PyCon Africa and PyData Global, we are glad to have it in person this year at EuroPython!
👉 APPLY HERE TO ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP (application deadline is 4th July 2022) 👈
Would you like to learn to code but don’t know where to start? Taking your first steps in programming can seem like an impossible task so we’ve decided to put on a workshop to show 50 beginners how it can be done and share our passion for the world of data science!
“We want our community to be more diverse: whoever you are, and whatever your background, we welcome you.” – Python Software Foundation’s Diversity Statement
We invite those from under-represented groups in data to apply to join us on Tuesday 12th July 2022 for the EuroPython Beginners' Day - Humble Data Workshop. In this workshop you will learn the basics of programming in Python, as well as how to use tools such as Jupyter Notebook to analyse data.
You will be learning in small groups, each with an assigned mentor to guide you through the workshop materials and answer your questions. This will all be facilitated online through the wonders of modern technology. You can expect plenty of exercises, quizzes and games, and inspiring talks from those who were once in your shoes.
Tuesday 12th July 2022 (time and room TBD).
EuroPython (see here)
Anyone with a EuroPython Conference Ticket or Combined Ticket
You will need a computer with internet access. You are recommended to follow this instruction to set up but it's not required. Our mentors can help you set up on the day.
If you have zero programming experience, this workshop is made for you! If you already have some experience but are new to Python, we’ve got you covered too – the materials are designed for attendees to progress through the materials at their own rate.
This workshop is being run by data scientists and software engineers dedicated to the spirit of open source. Every day we benefit from the hard work of others when we use free open tools. This is our way of giving back. We thank EuroPython for their support in facilitating this workshop.
If you would like to attend this workshop, please apply here. Deadline: 4th July, 2022
We are looking for volunteers to help mentor the attendees! You don’t need to be an expert in programming, data science or Python – we’re teaching the basics! You do need:
Lots of patience, smiles and a friendly attitude.
The ability to answer all sorts of questions in a beginner-friendly way (even if that means the explanation isn’t technically precise) throughout the duration of the workshop.
In return, you’ll meet interesting new people outside your usual developer group, eternal gratitude from your group of attendees, and you’ll be helping to break down stereotypes around what a developer “looks like”. Plus you can add all that on your CV!
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