Getting Started with Python

Evan Smith (~evan)




For people who have never written a line of Python code, we’ll learn the basics together and answer questions along the way. This tutorial utilizes Visual Studio Code and Python 3.8.x resulting in a free and relevant bag of tools for your next project. Time-allowing, we’ll explore useful libraries!


Code Editor: Visual Studio Code

Python: Python 3.8.5

Extensions: Python extension for Visual Studio Code

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Speaker Info:

Evan Smith co-founded a non-profit organization in 2011 and served as president, treasurer, and historian before leaving to pursue his software development career in 2013. He currently serves as a senior developer and leads a team of dedicated developers. Evan holds a business degree and is pursuing an information systems master’s degree. In his spare time, Evan enjoys serving others as a success coach, tinkering with technology at home, and spending time with his wife and daughters.

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Website: Twitter: @evansmithdev

Section: Core Python
Type: Workshop
Target Audience: Beginner
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