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First steps with Python (online event)

This will be a virtual event. A Zoom link will be sent out within 24 hours of the workshop.

This workshop is a first introduction to Python 3.7. It will ensure that participants are able to execute Python commands on their own laptops, then acquaint them with the basics of the language. We will focus on using Python for general computing and for automating tasks.

This workshop is part of a Python series; you may wish to also register for Second Steps with Python.

This workshops does not assume any prior knowledge of Python, but previous programming experience would be helpful.


  • Installing and running the Python 3.7 interpreter
  • Basic syntax
  • Types of objects such as lists and dictionaries
  • Defining variables and functions
  • Loops
  • String manipulation
  • File manipulation
  • Packages

Software Used: Anaconda Distribution (not required, but can be downloaded and installed during the workshop)

Monday, August 9, 2021
10:00am - 12:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Zoom (Online Only)
  Marx Science and Social Science Library (Formerly CSSSI)     Data     Statistical Support  

Registration is required. There are 39 seats available.

Event Organizer

Sara Gottlieb-Cohen