[Chicago] Python/Django Tutor (Lane Campbell)

Tanya Schlusser tanya at tickel.net
Mon Feb 16 03:59:51 CET 2015


Welcome, Lane!

You may want to look into Udacity before you go spending your money -- it
has some great courses on Python. You don't have to pay unless you want
personal training in addition to the free course material:
https://www.udacity.com/course/cs101  (a really popular course)
They've recently redone the webpage to make it look more like you have to
pay but I don't think you do -- I didn't yet.


Also, the PyLadies have recently formed -- it's not just for ladies -- and
their focus is free training workshops:
http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-PyLadies/

~Tanya



On Sun, Feb 15, 2015 at 7:33 PM, <chicago-request at python.org> wrote:

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> Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2015 13:38:48 -0600
> From: Lane Campbell <lane at strapr.com>
> To: "chicago at python.org" <chicago at python.org>
> Subject: [Chicago] Python/Django Tutor
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> Hello All,
>
> This is my first post to the group.  I joined following the great meeting
> last week. T had told me this was the spot to head for more information
> about the mentorship program.  Looks like that ship has sailed for me to
> join as a student.  I was wondering if anyone on here might entertain
> tutoring for pay?  I'm very interested in advancing my python and django
> education.  I'm hoping someone who works with both regularly could spare 2
> hours a week in the evenings to help answer my questions and do practice
> projects with me.
>
> Sorry in advance if I've broken protocol/etiquette asking with my first
> post.  I'm just eager to learn.
>
> You can email back here, or you reach me at (312)-775-2632.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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> Message: 2
> Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2015 19:24:55 -0600
> From: Tathagata Dasgupta <tathagatadg at gmail.com>
> To: The Chicago Python Users Group <chicago at python.org>
> Subject: Re: [Chicago] ChiPy Mentorship Program 2015
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> Many thanks to the new mentors who have signed up!
> However, we still need more mentors. I'll try to summarize what the mentees
> in each category are looking and hope it will be helpful to the potential
> mentors.
>
> * 3 data science mentors
>  - have intermediate Python experience
>  - have taken some data science initial steps
>  - want to be liberated from Excel/R/VBA
>
> * 4 web dev mentors
>  - have previous programming background in other languages
>  - have taken some online Python courses
>  - are looking for help in best practices, tips and tricks
>  - have some problems/projects in mind
>  - no opinionated preference over web frameworks
>
> * 3 advanced mentors
>  - have intermediate Python experience
>  - network and systems programming with Python
>
> Mentor signup: bit.ly/1zy1hSW
>
> Most of the mentees and a number of mentors have are new to ChiPy - and
> they are eager to be a part of such a helpful community. Lets give them a
> very warm welcome!
>
>
>
> On Sat, Feb 14, 2015 at 5:49 AM, Randy Baxley <randy7771026 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Even though I need help with using Python in an actual production of a
> > system and web interface mode I hd thought about mentoring as a basic
> > mentor because I am a really good basic, ha, progammer.
> >
> > Of course today one of the best tips I can give a beginner is go take the
> > Programming for Everyone class, the two beginning classes from U of
> Toronto
> > and the Interactive programming clas from Rice offered on Coursera.
> >
> > On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 9:59 AM, Nick Timkovich <prometheus235 at gmail.com
> >
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Are signups closed as of yesterday? I could pass it around to my
> >> co-workers again and see if I can get any more mentors perhaps.
> >>
> >> On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 11:35 PM, Tathagata Dasgupta <
> >> tathagatadg at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>> It was awesome to see you all! Thanks Vokal for being such a great
> host!
> >>>
> >>> Here is the link that you need to fill up for being a mentor or mentee!
> >>>
> >>> bit.ly/1zy1hSW
> >>>
> >>> As Brian and Jason summed it correctly - to be a mentor, you don't have
> >>> to be Guido, all you need is eagerness to learn and willingness  share!
> >>>
> >>> On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 12:44 AM, Brian Ray <brianhray at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> Friends on list, please consider the valueable experience you will
> have
> >>>> becoming a mentor.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> On Tuesday, February 10, 2015, Tathagata Dasgupta <
> >>>> tathagatadg at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>> Hello Pythonistas of Chicago,
> >>>>> Just wanted to reach out to you for the mentorship program!
> >>>>>
> >>>>> We have a lot of people signing up who want to learn Python; so much
> >>>>> so that we do not have enough mentors to help them. So I'm urging
> each of
> >>>>> you to consider becoming a mentor. It would take an hour
> weekly/bi-weekly
> >>>>> of your time and I'll do my best to find you  a mentee who you'll
> enjoy
> >>>>> working with. I'm sure the previous mentors will agree that the
> process of
> >>>>> helping out some one is super rewarding and it makes you grow as a
> >>>>> developer and a person.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Here is the signup link: http://bit.ly/1zy1hSW
> >>>>>
> >>>>> If you have any questions, feel free to mail me directly ...
> >>>>> Thank you guys ...
> >>>>>
> >>>>> On Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 7:31 AM, Tathagata Dasgupta <
> >>>>> tathagatadg at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>>> Of course - what good is an announcement mail without broken urls!
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Here are the missing images: Zack and Jimmy demoing code!
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> ChiPy Mentorship Program 2014 Alumni Panel Q&A:
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> On Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 7:25 AM, Tathagata Dasgupta <
> >>>>>> tathagatadg at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Last night was probably ChiPy's best meeting ever! Congratulations
> >>>>>>> Zack & Jimmy for grabbing the glory of Best M/M Pair!
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> We truly believe each of our M/M pair is a winner and thanks to
> each
> >>>>>>> one of you for making the Mentorship program such a success. Shout
> out to
> >>>>>>> O'Reilly Media for sponsoring the prizes!
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> But we can do better than the best and we will! Drumroll please:
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> ChiPy is happy to announce the start of the ChiPy Python Mentorship
> >>>>>>> Program 2015!
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Please sign up to be a Mentor/Mentee - http://bit.ly/1zy1hSW
> before
> >>>>>>> February 12th, 2015.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> So if you are looking for some help to get started with Python
> >>>>>>> programming or want to do data science with Python, or web
> development with
> >>>>>>> Python or just take a deep dive into the guts of Python - sign up
> as a
> >>>>>>> Mentee. If you have had some experience with Python and are eager
> to help
> >>>>>>> others by sharing what you have learned - become a Mentor! Based
> on what I
> >>>>>>> have heard from our participants the last time, both mentor and
> mentees had
> >>>>>>> a very enriching experience learning from each other.
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> The program will run for three months from Feb 15th, 2015 to May
> >>>>>>> 15th, 2015. At the end of it, the M/M pairs will present their
> work like
> >>>>>>> last night and the most achieving M/M pair will take away the
> glory of the
> >>>>>>> Best M/M Pair!
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Cheers,
> >>>>>>> T
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> --
> >>>>>> Cheers,
> >>>>>> T
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Sent from my iPhone
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> --
> >>>>> Cheers,
> >>>>> T
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Sent from my iPhone
> >>>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> --
> >>>> Brian Ray
> >>>> @brianray
> >>>> (773) 669-7717
> >>>>
> >>>>
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