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Python Camp

Learn Python and foundations of programming in this multi-day, non-credit, interactive mini-course. This opportunity is for beginners and does not require any programming experience. No software installation is required. You’ll learn and practice the basics of programming such as: data types, loops, functions, working with numeric data, and plotting data. The mini-course introduces basic scientific computing and data plotting concepts through the use of the Python libraries NumPy, Matplotlib, and pandas. The workshop uses as its curriculum Get Data Off the Ground with Python, an Open edX course by GW professor Lorena Barba.

Space is limited and participants are expected to attend all four sessions:
Friday, September 9 from 1-5pm
Friday, September 16 from 1-5pm
Friday, September 23 from 1-5pm
Friday, September 30 from 1-5pm

There will be brief assignments to complete before each session; participants should plan to spend time outside the workshop to prepare and to complete homework assignments. Those who meet the camp requirements will receive a certificate of completion.

Registration for this session is full.

This workshop is part of the Program with Python series for for anyone who wants to get started or learn more about using the programming language Python. These tools can help you to collect, manipulate, clean, analyze, and visualize research data or automate many repetitive tasks. If you need personalized assistance with a data analysis, programming, or coding project, consider booking a consultation with one of our librarian-experts. Learn more about our services for programming and coding and for working with data.

All sessions are free to GW students, faculty, and staff. GW has an institutional commitment to ensuring that all of our programs and events are accessible for all individuals. If you require any accommodations to participate in this event, please contact at least 72 business hours (3 business days) prior to the event.

In-person attendance of this workshop is open to GW students, faculty, and staff whose GWorld allows them to tap into Gelman Library.