Learn how to code: Python Pocket Science Lab, SUSI.AI and the Eventyay Management of FOSSASIA

Mario Behling (~mariobehling)




FOSSASIA extensively uses Python in its projects. At the workshop you can learn how to the first steps coding on Python apps like the Pocket Science Lab desktop application, to components in the voice assistant framework SUSI.AI or the Flask backend in the Open Event management system. We will form different tables where mentors support your first steps, teach you how to set up apps and guide you to do your first steps contributing to the projects. You will learn about the architecture and stack of the systems. Apart from technical Mentors will introduce you to collaborate in global team. Furthermore we will share knowledge about professional software development best practices, merge policies, and scrum practices. There is also the opportunity to participate in a challenge in the workshop. Participants who successfully solve it will receive a challenge certificate.


Please bring your laptop preferably with Linux pre-installed. The workshop is suitable for students and developers, who already have an understanding of Python development and Git practices. You should have at least a basic technical understanding of development processes. Development experts and project managers as welcome as well.

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Mario Behling is the CEO of OpnTec and cofounder of FOSSASIA. He is a technologist with 15 years of experience in leading international development teams in Europe, Asia and India. He works with the community on SUSI.AI and Open Hardware solutions like Pocket Science Lab. Mario also steers the development of the Open Event Management project. He is fascinated about drums and global music and has an interest in architecture. In Vietnam he designed and built a seven storey eco-hotel and in Afghanistan he setup mesh networks in Afghan schools. He also organizes Jugaad Fest India.

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Section: Data Science, Machine Learning and AI
Type: DevSprint
Target Audience: Intermediate
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