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[Workshop - DMV] Intro to Python Programming

When: Saturday, July 15th
9:30 to 1:30
Where: Northern Virginia Community College - NVCC Alexandria
5000 Dawes Ave
Alexandria, Virginia  22311
United States
Presenter: Tammy Lawson

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Workshop Title: Intro to Python

Date/Time:  Saturday, July 15, 2017 9:30 - 1:30




This is a hands-on workshop where you will put into practice those things you may have read about or covered in a class. This is also a great opportunity to meet other like-minded women and to keep your skills fresh if you're a veteran! You will also earn continuing education credits towards your certification renewal.  

Level: 100  

Level 100 courses are designed for students with little to no previous IT Security experience, or no experience in the topic(s) being covered.  These courses are meant to be introductory level, or provide the training for entry level certifications.


**No one is excluded from attending a course at a level higher than their current experience.  However, the course will move at the pace designed for the level of the course.

Where do I fit? See full description here.


Topic Details:

By the end, you will have hands-on exposure to many core programming concepts, be able to write useful Python programs, and have a roadmap for continuing to learn and practice programming in Python in this five hour workshop. This workshop assumes no prior programming experience.


Objectives – What You Will Leave Knowing

  • Python as a calculator
  • Basic data types
  • Strings and conditionals
  • Lists and loops
  • Functions
  • Dictionaries


Tammy Lawson has been in the information technology professional field for the past 15 years.
She worked in a variety of roles including mobility scheduling, working in SharePoint, and installing hardware. For three years, she has worked in the Service Desk environment with end users on software and hardware needs installing specific software remotely, and maintain daily trends on tickets, and provide monthly training to co-workers.

She has a Master degree in Management Information Systems from Strayer University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from University of Memphis, in Memphis, TN.

For the past two years, she has refined her skill set by way of self-teaching herself Python. Within that time frame, she has branched off to learn Django. She has other variety of skills including HTML, WordPress, SharePoint, SQL Server 2000, MS Access, Adobe Photoshop, and Rational.

Currently, Tammy is actively learning system administration including Active Directory, imaging laptops, running Nessus scans, and reviewing event logs. You will find Tammy hanging out at Women Who Code as a Python Lead sharpening Python skills and in the Fedora Project to also sharpen system administration skills.

Prerequisites – What You’re Expected to Know

  •  Basic knowledge of commands from cmd prompt


9:30 Set-up, introductions

10 - 1:30  Training, Q & A

(Please note that this will be active workshop time - if you have not completed set-up it will be challenging to follow.)


Laptop, 4GB RAM,

Windows machine, native or virtual.  Download Python from website. Use 2.7 version

Mac should already have Python installed.

You can still participate in this workshop as an observer if you do not have a computer available. 

Remote and Male Associate Member Participation:

Once registered, you'll receive the meeting participation info by email the day before the workshop. Expect to join 15-30 minutes prior to test your technical configurations. It’s recommended that you have a 2nd monitor to view the screen-sharing.



Early Bird Special - 30% Discount for onsite attendance.

Full/Student/Military Member:  $80

Associate Member and Remote Attendee: $35

Non-Member: $120



Northern Virginia Community College - Alexandria
5000 Dawes Ave Room TBD
Alexandria, VA 22311


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