The West Yorkshire Python User Group (WYPy) have been meeting monthly since 2007. Our meetings are free, and usually include at least one talk, as well as a trip to the pub.
This month Simon Davy is going to be leading a coding session.
Since PyCon UK last year, Simon has been exploring the idea of doing more with Python's turtle module, specifically using it for more fun, engaging and progressively more advanced ways of teaching children.
Simon will do a short (20min max) overview of what he's been doing (OpenGL renderer, standalone implementation, enhanced existing version), and what he's planning (physics), and then talk about some of the lesson/task ideas.
We'll then split into pairs and attempt to program a few of these ideas in one hour, and then get back together to see what we've got. The goals are a) to try it out as an exercise, b) have some examples to show, c) find friction points and discover what things would need to be provided for novice programmers to be successful.
I hope that we'll end up committing some bare bones examples to the Github organisation (and also participate in Julython).
This session should be suitable for all. People who are just getting started with Python might particularly like it, as you'll have the chance program with an experienced Python user.
Thursday 11 July. Talk at 7.30.
If you want to arrive before the talk, The venue will be open from about 6.30. We will be finished at around 9, and we will be going to the pub afterwards.
We will be meeting at the offices of The Test People:
You will need to call Peter on <removed> for access, as we can't hear the buzzer at the door.