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 +====== Programming for Nubs (Python) ======
  
 +  * May 12th @ 8-10 PM
 +  * May 19th @ 8-10 PM
 +
 +===== Overview =====
 +
 +If you can already program, move along...
 +
 +We'll cover programming concepts in general, using Python for an example. We will not get in depth with Python or computer science. The goal of this two-day class is to introduce you to programming,​ not make you a programmer. Consider it pre-school for computer science.
 +
 +This wonderful two-day class will be tough by [[members:​chris|CHRIS the magnificent]] and [[members:​nmi|NMI the almost but not quite as cool as]].
 +===== Requirements =====
 +
 +Please sign up on the bottom of the page to let us know you intend to attend this class. A wiki account is required. Please sign up for one if necessary.
 +
 +There are no requirements for attendance however non-members are encouraged [[http://​032.la/​membership-info/​|become a member]]! If that is beyond your reach, we ask (but do not require) that you to donate a few dollars to the beverage fund or to another group at NSL. 
 +
 +Please bring the following items to the class.
 +
 +  * A computer
 +  * Python 2.7 pre-installed
 +  * A morelia viridis (optional)
 +  * An IDE that supports Python or a text editor with syntax highlighting
 +    * PC: [[http://​ninja-ide.org/​|Ninja-IDE]],​ [[http://​eric-ide.python-projects.org/​|Eric]],​ [[https://​pytools.codeplex.com/​|PyTools for Visual Studio]], [[http://​notepad-plus-plus.org/​|Notepad++]]
 +    * Mac:
 +    * Linux:
 +  * Book: [[http://​inventwithpython.com/​hacking/​chapters/​|Hacking Secret Ciphers with Python]]: A beginner'​s guide to cryptography and computer programming with Python
 +
 +
 +===== Syllabus =====
 +
 +==== Day 1 ====
 +
 +Day one will primarily be lecture and discussion of several key concepts and how they relate to each other. We will cover examples of everything in Python.
 +
 +  * Basics of programming
 +  * "​Types"​ of Programmers
 +    * "​Scripters"​
 +    * "​Coders"​
 +    * Software Engineers
 +  * What be:
 +    * Statements
 +    * Variables
 +    * Objects
 +    * Algorithms
 +    * Data Structures
 +  * "​Types"​ of Programming
 +    * Imperative Programming
 +    * Object-Oriented Programming
 +    * Functional Programming
 +  * Stuff to know about
 +    * Compilers
 +    * Linkers
 +    * Libraries
 +    * Bytecode
 +
 +Homework:
 +  * Book chapters 1-5
 +
 +==== Day 2 ====
 +
 +Attendees should be familiar with the concepts discussed in day 1. We will collectively dissect working scripts, as well as work on creating a few basic ones to allow individuals to start getting hands-on and turn concepts into reality.
 +==== Day 3 ====
 +
 +There is no day 3! However the related class [[classes:​your_code_sucks|Why Your Code Sucks and What You Can Do About It]] will be held 2-3 weeks after day 2. Anyone attending Programming for Nubs should work to improve their skills during the interim. ​
 +
 +----
 +===== Signups =====
 +== Interested ==
 +  * Ed
 +  * Jody
 +  * NMI
 +
 +== Attending ==
 +  * Fred & Nan
 +  * Jared
 +  * Rig
 +  * [[members:​Fritz269|fritz269]]
 +  * The great and magnificent perpetual failure knows as HotelBravo.(I expect to be introduced this way)
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