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Python Bites: Learn to Code Python

  • 24 Aug 2022
  • 10:00 AM
  • 25 Aug 2022
  • 11:30 AM
  • Zoom webinar

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Python Bites: Learn to Code Python

A two-day online workshop taught by Paige Scudder

This workshop runs from Wednesday, August 24th to Thursday, August 25th from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM each day for a total of 3 hours.

Eligible for 3 Medical Library Association Continuing Education credits!


Abstract: Python is a powerful, open-source and popular programming language with a wide variety of applications. Whether you're interested in web or software development, data analysis, or computational programming, this workshop series will provide the foundations needed to get started.

This introductory workshop series is for you if you:

  • Have never programmed before, and are looking for a place to begin
  • Have experience with using Python, and would like to brush up on fundamental concepts
  • Have experience in other programming languages (e.g. R), and would like to learn and apply Python in your work

Learning Objectives: Each individual bite has specific objectives, below is an overview of the content that will be covered within each section

Bite 1: Introduction to Python and Designing a programing

  • What is python and how does it work?
  • Designing a program
  • Input, processing and output
  • Comments
  • Variables

Bite 2: Decision Structures and Boolean Logic

  • If-else statement
  • Conditionals
  • Logical operators

Bite 3: Lists

  • Creating and using a list
  • Slicing a list
  • Finding items in a list
  • Copying lists
  • Two dimensional lists

Bite 4: Repetition Structures

  • While Loop
  • For Loop
  • Validation loops
  • Nested Loops

Bite 5: Functions

  • Built-in functions + help
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