[Python Glasgow] Glasgow python events and learning Python

Alison Shaw afshaw8 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 16 08:18:19 EDT 2017

Hi Marisa,

I can't speak for attending the meetings since my own attendance has been
somewhat minimal (judge me, not the meetings ;-) ).
However, I started learning Python myself a couple of years ago and thought
it might be useful to share the resources that I used most when getting

Codecademy is good for getting a feel for the basics of the language,
although be aware that it uses Python 2.7, whereas your company might be
using Python 3.x.
I used this to get started, and once I felt it was getting a bit tedious
(perhaps because I have other programming experience) I started doing some
exercises from the daily programming subreddit, since I like to have clear
programming goals:
For solving issues that you encounter, the official Python documentation
and Stack Overflow are a great starting point:
And you might like to have a look at other Python-specific subreddits, e.g.:

I've also heard great things about this:
Personally it wasn't to my tastes but you might like it more.

I hope that helps - good luck!

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> Dear all,
> I just jumped across your events after knowing that my company is
> implementing python to solve some of our work.
> I'm a geotechnical engineer (specialization of civil engineer) and I was
> wondering if, for a person that hardly knows how to program (except for a
> bit of VBA and Matlab), is worth to attend to this group sessions.
> If not is any course you would recommend?
> Thank you,
> Marisa Soares
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