EuroPython 2015

Beginners' Day

New to Python? Come along to the beginners’ day! It’s designed to give you a crash-course in Python, and the ecosystem around it, to give you the context you need to get the most out of EuroPython.

Suitable for total beginners, or people who’ve just started learning Python, as well as people who already know other languages but don’t know Python yet. Bring your laptop, as a large part of the day will be devoted to learning Python on your own PC.

This session will be presented in English (although a few of the coaches do speak basic Spanish, French and Italian). Note there are also some Spanish-language Beginner sessions scheduled for day 2 of the conference.


  • 11AM-11:30AM Intro to Python and programming.
  • 11:30AM-1PM Self-directed learning with coaches. Tutorials provided for beginner and experienced programmers.
  • 1PM-1:30PM Q&A and recap


  • 3:15PM: Intro to the Python ecosystem: some topics and bits of jargon that are bound to come up this week: open source, free software, github, packages, pip, pypi, scientific computing, scipy, numpy, pandas, ipython notebook, web frameworks, django, flask, asyncio, the BDFL, the Zen of Python, etc etc. What are the tools, areas of interest, in-jokes, people of note.
  • 4:30PM: More self-directed learning with coaches.
  • 5PM: “How to get the best out of the conference” session – suggested talks, tips on asking questions, FAQs like what are open spaces / sprints / birds-of-a-feather sessions, etc.

We need to get an idea of numbers for this session, so if you are interested in attending, please drop a quick email to

in on Monday 20 July at 11:00 See schedule
in on Monday 20 July at 14:30 See schedule

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