[Chicago] Beginners Worskshop

Brian Curtin brian at python.org
Wed Sep 25 16:15:43 CEST 2013

On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 8:22 AM, Seth Eheart <seheart at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm sure this isn't a new idea and I apologize if it has been previously
> discussed and or scheduled, but I thought hosting a beginners workshop would
> be great. I have some PHP friends and they host several small weekend camps
> throughout the year for people interested in PHP with little to no coding
> background. Thought we could do the same. Would be nice to expand it out to
> middle/high school students who might be interested in programming as well.
> I have some contacts with UChicago, so we might get them to host it and then
> network with other Chicago circles to gain small level of sponsorship. Just
> thinking big here, but I believe there is a possible need.
> If there is any interest, please let me know. Could be really good publicity
> for the group and a way to grow the base.

It's a good idea, and I'm sure there's need/want for it, but this
really starts and ends with a good teacher and great materials -
location, sponsorship, etc come way later. This is especially the case
when expanding it down towards school students, and when class size
gets larger.

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