[python-uk] Coding "Bootcamps"

Dan Jones dan.rh.jones at gmail.com
Fri May 20 04:38:45 EDT 2016

Hi All

New to this mail list and python in general, but I have in the past
participated in the Java Ranch - Cattle Drive


The exercises start off easy enough, but the markers are sticklers for
their style guide and on good quality code.

I haven't seen any thing like this for Python (but I haven't looked too

On 20 May 2016 at 09:27, Derek O'Connell <doc at doconnel.f9.co.uk> wrote:

> I doubt I need to preach about it here but I'd still liked to suggest
> starting by simply having fun! If your friend has a personal
> interest/hobby where programming can be used for exploration then grab a
> module that does most of the grunt work and start hacking away at the
> examples for his own purposes. It's the best and quickest way to get new
> programmers over that initial hump without swamping them. If he has
> absolutely no experience then I'd even suggest something like Scratch*
> to begin with to get the general idea of translating ideas into code. I
> also love Jupyter notebooks for this situation so that personal (rich)
> notes can be kept local to code as learning progresses.
> * It's easy to transition from Scratch to Python while still having fun
> with the help of modules such as https://github.com/pilliq/scratchpy
> Btw, I would be really interested to hear fun and practical links
> between philosophy and programming for learning purposes. Of course
> there's a long history linking philosophy, maths and programming. Books
> like "Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid" might provide some
> inspiration.
> -D
> On 18/05/16 10:59, John via python-uk wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > A philosopher friend of mine wants to transition into working as a
> software
> > developer (paying work in philosophy being a bit rare). He lives in
> London,
> > and is considering signing up for one of the Coding "Bootcamps" that
> > various organisations run. I wondered if any of you have any
> > recommendations you could make, and indeed whether any of these bootcamps
> > teach Python?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > John
> >
> >
> >
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