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Friday, March 30 • 8:00am - 12:00pm
Workshop: Python for Beginners FILLING

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  • Ryan Brubacher, Reference Librarian, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs
  • Jeannine Keefer, Visual Resources Librarian, University of Richmond

  • Maneesha Sane, organizer for the Philadelphia Python Users Group (PhillyPUG)

$40.00 | Limited to 20 participants.
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(December 8th-March 16th)

If you are doing things like supporting Digital Humanities faculty, working with students analyzing and visualizing data, developing your own data project, processing metadata about your collections, or building web displays for digital assets, Python may be worth exploring. Many of us rely on existing tools such as Gephi, Omeka, or Scalar to come up with project solutions. But, sometimes the tools that already exist do not fit the needs of the research or project. Sometimes you need to make your own tool. Python is a flexible, cross-platform, modular, object-oriented programming language used for a variety of basic and high-level computing projects. It is great for back-end web development, data analysis, database management, scientific and humanities computing, and has an active, friendly user community. Even if you don't plan on becoming a programmer yourself, knowledge of coding helps you to talk to, or translate between, scholars, students, administrators and programmers.

This basic introductory workshop will cover the basics of computer programming, how python can be used in your work, and how to get started from scratch. You will leave encouraged to consider coding solutions and better ready to get started using code or supporting others as they build their own tools.

Participants will be asked to provide their own laptop and have the software already installed. Previous experience with python or coding in any programming languages not required. The workshop organizers recommend novices read through or take free python overviews/tutorials in advance.

Endorsed by the Education Committee.

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