Women Who Code, which we’re tying up with to help increase female participation and exposure to PyCon APAC 2017, will be having their next series of workshop: Python 104: Automation Testing on Sat Jul 29, 2017.
The trainers for the workshop are our friends from Xoxzo, and is primarily only open to women.
To kickoff PyCon MY 2016, we’ll be having a paid workshop for anyone who is interested in jump starting their next project with Python. Boey Pak Cheong of Pytech Resources will be your trainer and will guide you on using python 3.
This workshop is suitable for beginners or someone who has not previous experience on using python, but you’ll need to have experience in programming with a different language as a background. Please read through the course description below before signing up:
1 Building with Python
Friday August 26, 2016 10AM to 5PM (lunch break 12PM to 2PM)
Title: Building with Python
1.1 About the workshop
You already have some experience with at least one other language and
now would like to learn how to code in Python and how to build your
future applications with it.
Getting involved in the Python community is a great way to quickly
learn and hone your Python skills. This one-day workshop will provide
you a broad flavour of the language as well as to build a strong
foundation for you to step into the diverse application domains of
Python on your own.
First we gain some understanding of the language by playing with some
code snippets. Then we introduce a simple text-based game which
covers importing modules, random numbers, loops, data type conversion,
input from user and other topics. We will also discuss what libraries
are available to build your Python applications.
- You should already know how the basics of programming in at least
one other programming language.
- A laptop (Windows,Mac, or Linux)
- Python 3 preinstalled (from https://www.python.org/downloads/).
- A programmer's editor you are comfortable with.
1.3 Learning outcomes
- Learn how to install and set up Python and third party libraries
- Write basic Python programs and understand code that is written by
- Establish a strong foundation for you to further develop your
coding skills on their own.
- Learn what tools are available for use for your Python projects
Boey Pak Cheong has more than 20 years experience using Python and has
been teaching it since 2006. His clients include Intel, F-Secure,
CSGI, Experian, MIMOS, Censof and many others.
He founded Pytech Resources which specializes in Python and Django
training and consultancy and software development. Boey graduated from
Universiti Malaya with a degree in Chemical Engineering but became
keenly interested and actively involved in computer programming from
the late 1980s. He has worked in technical and management positions
with British Petroleum, ITT and Alcatel and also attended a senior
management training program at the London Business School, UK.
He created the software for a leading e-commerce website using Python
that dynamically generates comprehensive pdf reports and continues
active development of new products for this website. But today Boey is
primarily focused on teaching Python and Django and providing
consultancy services thereof.