Beginning Python Programmers: Here's Where to Find Help!

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Published on March 20, 2014

Author: dtiburon

Source: slideshare.net

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Selected resources for Python beginners, focusing on how to get help once you're beyond structured tutorials. Created for a lightning talk for Python beginners during PyBCN, March 20, 2014

+ Where to Find Help When Learning Python By Aleta Dunne, March 2014 @dtiburon

+ Programming Background  Started learning programming in my free time 1.5 years ago  Participated in PyLadies PDX – Portland, Oregon, USA  Outreach Program for Women internship  Still lots to learn  This presentation includes many resources I’ve learned about in this process  Disclaimer: most of these resources are in English; please share resources in Spanish or Catalan

+ Tutorials and Courses  Coding Bat  codingbat.com/python  Learn Python the Hard Way  learnpythonthehardway.org  Codecademy  codecademy.com/tracks/python  Python Challenge (more advanced)  pythonchallenge.com  Coursera – Interactive Python (starts March 24)  coursera.org/course/interactivepython

+ Beyond the Basics Where to get help when you’re no longer using structured tutorials.

+ RTFM: Read the F*!#% Manual  Get acquainted with the Python Standard Library  docs.python.org/library  Choose well-known, well-documented libraries and tools to build your first projects  Make sure you are using the correct syntax of the libraries in your project

+ Troubleshooting Problems http://pythonforbiologists.com/index.php/category/downloads/

+ Helpful Websites  Google.com  Put exact wording of errors in quotes “ ” except what is specific to your code, such as variable names.  Stack Overflow  http://www.stackoverflow.com  Reddit: Learn Python  http://www.reddit.com/r/learnpython  Contribute your knowledge once you find the solution

+ IRC (Internet Relay Chat)  Chat rooms for geeks ;)  Clients:  Mac: Colloquy, LimeChat, Textual, Linkinus  Windows: mIRC, HexChat,  Linux: Xchat, Konversation, Pidgin  Channels friendly to beginners on freenode.net:  #openhatch  #pyladies  ##learnpython  Tutorial for getting started: code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/irc-is-back- heres-your-starter-guide--net-31369

+ Get Involved in Open Source Software (FOSS)  Lots of opportunities for practicing your skills in real applications  Community of people to support you  Paid internships available:  Google Summer of Code (GSoC)  Gnome Outreach Program for Women (OPW)  Openhatch.org

+ Thank You!

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