[sf-lug] [PYCLASS] Jan 5 6:30 PM: Chapters 9 and 10

Asheesh Laroia asheesh at asheesh.org
Sun Jan 4 19:06:01 PST 2009

WHERE: Noisebridge (83C Weise St, near 16th & Mission BART)
WHEN:  Mon Jan 5 6:30 PM
WHAT:  Community Python learning session: Chapter 9-10

TEXTBOOK INFO: http://www.greenteapress.com/thinkpython/thinkpython.html
TEXTBOOK CHAP: http://www.greenteapress.com/thinkpython/html/book010.html 
(and the next one)

This week, we look at playing games with the English language using Python 
based on word list files.  Chapter 10 returns to the less exciting topic 
of lists, but this is our first foray into "mutable data", data that you 
can modify. A chapter 10 exercise one of the fundamental computer science 
algorithms, binary search.


A bunch of SF-LUG people have been learning an introduction to 
programming, and I've been facilitating.  My expectation is to have a fun 
conversation with people who have mostly read the chapter, and some of 
whom (hopefully all!) have done the chapter's exercises.


Noisebridge is a "hacker space" where people gather to discuss technology 
and art or build things.  It's a member-supported non-profit, and I think 
you'll think it's pretty cool.  Read https://www.noisebridge.net/.


I invite you to email me your answers to the exercises, or to discuss on 
the list.

See some of you there!

-- Asheesh.

Q:	What do you call a boomerang that doesn't come back?
A:	A stick.

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