[sf-lug] [PYCLASS] Mon Mar 9 6:30 PM: Chapter 16

Asheesh Laroia asheesh at asheesh.org
Sat Mar 7 17:54:30 PST 2009

(Thanks to both of you who submitted assignments! It's very encouraging to 
see that level of participation, and it's also still good to have people 
drop by even if they haven't. Reading still recommended, though.)

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

TEXTBOOK INFO: http://www.greenteapress.com/thinkpython/thinkpython.html
TEXTBOOK CHAP: http://www.greenteapress.com/thinkpython/html/book017.html

This week, we keep looking at making your own types of objects through 
"classes." We talk about functions that use classes, a topic we touched on 
last session in-class. We also learn the crucial concept of "invariants." 
You also learn about the term "Functional programming" and see how it is 
different from just "making something that works."

Not a very long chapter, again.


Remember that the point of the class is to help you answer questions you 
have. To that end, *read Chapter 16* so that you can make sense of the 
general class discussion.

In addition, work forward in the text starting with chapter 1. I *urge* 
you to send me your exercises for any chapters; I can provide good 
feedback. Focus on the exercises for Chapter 16 so that we can have a 
coherent conversation in class, and feel free to ask me questions about 
earlier material.


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 
sf-lug list (since that's where this all started).

See some of you there!

-- Asheesh.

You are sick, twisted and perverted.  I like that in a person.

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