Some times when we are trying to step into a new domain, we feel blind, we feel confused, we feel at sea. People in that world are speaking in a
Some times when we are trying to step into a new domain, we feel blind, we feel confused, we feel at sea. People in that world are speaking in a different language, using symbols we have never seen and doing all sorts of stuff that we don’t understand. They do their jobs like walking in their backyard but appears to be amazing acrobatics to us. Some times, there are domains just like secret gardens surrounded by tall fences, we know they are there, but we can only have a short glance at them through small holes and don’t know where can we go into it. But what we don’t usually know is that once we step into the garden, it is not secret anymore. There might be some trees and flowers you have never seen but that’s it, it is nothing more than a fancy version of our own backyards.
Programming is definitely one of these “secret” gardens. You can find a lot of jargons in programming, a lot of symbols, signs, and words combining in strange ways and magically got the works done. But we would like to tell you, don’t be frightened, programming is just like a slightly special language, once you know it, it is just like English and any other language in the world, with practises, you will code as fluently as you are writing an email using your mother language. All you need is a hidden path to go through the “fences”, and you will find out, wow, this is such a beautiful world, and you know you can walk around it and get the best view out of it.
Such a hidden path isn’t that easy to find by oneself, and that’s what we are trying to bring to you through our coding workshop. Python, as a general-purpose programming language, and one that is very close to natural language, are often the first language to use to start learning to programme. It is the third most popular language behind Java and C and is wildly used in web development, scientific programming, artificial intelligence projects, and many other areas. It can both be used in supporting your expertise area and giving you a variety of career options in the future. In this coding workshop, we will combine lecturing, quizzes and games, tutoring, and get on hand creating a simple project, to introduce you to the world of beauty of Python programming! Free food and drinks will be provided in this free workshop, and we welcome everyone to join this event with us.
To give you a quick start point, read through this handout below to get an idea about some jargons and basic operations with Python, and get ready for our workshop!
(Thursday) 6:15 pm
303S-B75 Science Building
303/38 Princes St, Auckland