[Python Edinburgh] Python Workshop/Support group Edinburgh

Mark Smith mark.smith at practicalpoetry.co.uk
Mon Dec 1 14:37:02 CET 2014


There's a Python student society? I've been organising this group for 4
years and never heard of it :-)

It would be great if you could help us out with introductions...

--Mark

On 1 December 2014 at 13:34, Douglas Houston <douglasrhouston at googlemail.com
> wrote:

> Just to add that I'm a lecturer at Edinburgh Uni so may be able to finagle
> a computer lab if we're desperate for a venue.
>
> Is the Python student society in any way connected with Python Edinburgh?
> On 1 Dec 2014 12:31, "Carla Rodriguez" <carlarodriguez90 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hello All,
>>
>> I would be willing to come to learn. I am a complete beginner though, I
>> just participated recently on a Workshop on Django and there I leaned a bit
>> about Python but I am very interested in learning a lot more. I wonder if
>> real world issues would be appropriate for a beginners level, but it is
>> definitely worth the try. So count on me for attending. I am currently
>> studying at Edinburgh Uni so if there is any way I can help maybe getting
>> in touch with people who would be interested in attending as well, I can
>> definitely help with that.
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Carla
>>
>> On Dec 1, 2014, at 12:06 PM, Bald, Glenn <Glenn.Bald at forestry.gsi.gov.uk>
>> wrote:
>>
>>  Hello All,
>>
>> Ok shall we just do it?  A workshop/support group  for learning and
>> gaining experience in python? Based on working on real world issues that
>> people bring along? Is this different enough to anything that currently
>> exists and can exist without having a negative impact on any other group?
>>
>> Who is interested in coming either to learn or to mentor? Anyone like to
>> take the lead and organise or help organise? Do be shy or this will never
>> get off the ground.
>>
>> Cheers
>> Glenn
>>
>>
>>  ------------------------------
>>  *From:* Edinburgh [
>> mailto:edinburgh-bounces+glenn.bald=forestry.gsi.gov.uk at python.org
>> <edinburgh-bounces+glenn.bald=forestry.gsi.gov.uk at python.org>] *On
>> Behalf Of *Miles Gould
>> *Sent:* 28 November 2014 18:22
>> *To:* Python Edinburgh
>> *Subject:* Re: [Python Edinburgh] (no subject)
>>
>>  Great idea; I'm up for mentoring.
>>
>> On Fri, Nov 28, 2014 at 11:20 AM, James Doig <jamesdoig at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Small regular workshops would be a great Idea and I'd be happy to help
>>> out. I know Becky got a *lot* of interest in her Django girls workshop
>>> that's running this weekend so I don't think there would be any shortage of
>>> other students either :)
>>>
>>> I imagine if the mentors took it in shifts to take workshops we could
>>> get fairly regular lessons without impacting anyones personal life too much?
>>>
>>> Any ideas? Anyone else up for mentoring?
>>>
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>>
>>> James.
>>>
>>>  On 28 November 2014 at 11:01, Bald, Glenn <
>>> Glenn.Bald at forestry.gsi.gov.uk> wrote:
>>>
>>>>   Hi Paul,
>>>>
>>>> I would find small regular tutorials/self help groups helpful. I mainly
>>>> use GIS software and C# with a little python. I would be interested in
>>>> learning more python.
>>>>
>>>> Cheers
>>>> Glenn
>>>>
>>>>  ------------------------------
>>>> *From:* Edinburgh [mailto:edinburgh-bounces+glenn.bald=
>>>> forestry.gsi.gov.uk at python.org] *On Behalf Of *paul colrain
>>>> *Sent:* 27 November 2014 18:11
>>>> *To:* edinburgh at python.org
>>>> *Subject:* [Python Edinburgh] (no subject)
>>>>
>>>>   Dear Pythonistas
>>>>
>>>> I’m looking for a Python mentor/tutor/adviser. Someone to help me in
>>>> the next few months to get to a stage where I can call myself a Pythonista.
>>>> I have a few bob.
>>>>
>>>> I wish to learn Python and OO program design. I’m pretty clueless but I
>>>> have some programming experience (12 years of Fortran and a year of C++,
>>>> but more than 25 years ago!).
>>>> I would like to learn by doing, by building a couple of simple Object
>>>> Oriented Monte Carlo programs to simulate simple economies or supply chains.
>>>>
>>>> In the future I hope to make simple desktop applications, web
>>>> applications, to use in my job (I do some data analysis and modelling for
>>>> the World Health Organisation in the area of immunization supply chain %
>>>> logistics).
>>>>
>>>> Any advice, suggestions, offers greatly appreciated.
>>>>
>>>> Cheers, Paul
>>>>
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