[Python Edinburgh] Python Workshop/Support group Edinburgh

James Doig jamesdoig at gmail.com
Tue Dec 2 12:47:30 CET 2014

Looks like we've got a great response from potential mentors:
(Is this list correct? did I miss anyone? or add someone I wasn't meant to?)
Alisdair T.
Miles G.
John S.
Becky S.
Magnus H.
Douglas H.
Xavier O.
Mark S.(maybe? sometimes?)
James D.

So I guess we now need:

1) A date (the next 2 weeks or early Jan' suits me)... Meet & greet, get
into teams, get peoples laptops set up for collaborative coding, etc.
2) Students ... Lets go and drum up some interest outside of this mailing
list. When we know how many students we have and how much tuition they
would like we can divide up the mentoring resource accordingly.

Would someone like to shout out a suitable date to kick off discussion on
point number 1? Some time i the second or first week of January?

On 2 December 2014 at 10:00, Bald, Glenn <Glenn.Bald at forestry.gsi.gov.uk>

>  Great so it looks like everyone is in general agreement. Shall we put a
> plan together and go for a start in early January?
> I think we are all in agree that this event HAS to be suitable for
> complete beginers and for people who only do a little programming.
> We all seem to like the idea of bring-a project model? But we can see some
> potential issues if projects are overlly complex? I would like to suggest
> we create a list of projects then we try and put them in order of
> complexity? So we start of with more managable ones. Then perhaps move onto
> more complex ones depending on how people felt. We can also try to break
> anything complex down into simplier exersises? So we would be doing a sort
> of 'bring-a-project' but you have to add you project to the list?
> Could the people who have kindly volunteered venues suggest a couple of
> dates that would be best for them? Looks likes we should avoid the 2nd
> Saturday in the Month and whenever the pub meet is.  Shall we try and
> arrange 2 dates per month?
> I am just keeping the ball rolling feel free to push or change direction.
> Cheers
> Glenn
>  ------------------------------
> *From:* Edinburgh [mailto:edinburgh-bounces+glenn.bald=
> forestry.gsi.gov.uk at python.org] *On Behalf Of *Douglas Houston
> *Sent:* 01 December 2014 21:35
> *To:* Python Edinburgh
> *Subject:* Re: [Python Edinburgh] Python Workshop/Support group Edinburgh
>  Evenings and weekends are best for me anyway ; I am happy to be a helper
> if it doesn't require knowledge of more than basic Python.
> On 1 Dec 2014 21:24, "Magnus Hagdorn" <magnus.hagdorn at marsupium.org>
> wrote:
>> On Mon, 2014-12-01 at 12:06 +0000, Bald, Glenn wrote:
>> > 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.
>> >
>> Hi all,
>> I have run python workshops in the past and would be happy to do so for
>> this occasion. I have run a scientific visualisation workshop which
>> really is a basic python intro in which I cover very basic language
>> features, I/O and simple plotting which should be enough to replace most
>> excel spreadsheets. The second course focuses on object oriented
>> programming which is a lot more theoretical and covers inheritance,
>> special methods and writing your own types to do useful stuff. The first
>> workshop assumes no prior knowledge, the second one does assume some
>> basic familiarity with python and a general idea what programming is
>> about (loops, functions, etc). Both workshops take about half a day
>> each. As I said, I'd be happy to run the courses again. The main
>> question is one of time - I suspect it would have to be a Saturday
>> afternoon or maybe on a couple of evenings. I'd also need some helpers
>> who would help with the practical bits.
>> Cheers
>> magi
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