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Details of our upcoming workshops are available below:

Upcoming Workshops

    • 2019-06-21
    • 7:00 PM
    • 2019-08-16
    • Webinar
    Registration is closed

    python skill share

    This summer, the Education Committee is bringing you the opportunity to bone up on your scripting skills with a like-minded cohort. Between June 21 and August 16, we will host a series of hour-long discussion groups to assist in self-guided learning.

    But it is summer, and you have vacations to take! We hear you! There will be a rolling schedule, so if you fall behind or need to miss a week, you’re covered.

    The only thing you need is a copy of Learn Python the Hard Way by Zed A. Shaw. Shaw has created bite-sized tutorials that will get you started coding.

    Our goal will be to complete one tutorial per day, or seven in a week, and then meet up via Zoom on Wednesday or Friday evening at 7:00 (depending on group preference) to discuss our progress.

    Skill Level: Little to none

    When: Wednesdays or Fridays at 7:00 PM, June 21 to August 16

    Where: Online

    Materials: Shaw, Zed A. Learn Python the Hard Way: A Very Simple Introduction to the Terrifyingly Beautiful World of Computers and Code. 3rd Edition. Addison-Wesley Professional, 2013. ISBN: 9780321884916


    Week 1: Tool installation; Exercise 0-7  

    Week 2: Exercise 0-14

    Week 3: Exercise 8-21

    Week 4: Exercise 15-28

    Week 5: Exercise 22-35

    Week 6: Exercise 29-42

    Week 7: Exercise 36-49

    Week 8: Exercise 43-52

    Week 9: Review

    The skill share is free for NEA members.

    Questions about registration? Please contact NEA's Registrar, Olivia Mandica-Hart, at  Or, see our FAQ.

    For questions or concerns about accessibility and/or disability accommodations that you would like addressed before registration, please contact NEA’s Inclusion and Diversity Coordinator co-chairs Rosemary Davis and Rose Oliveira at for assistance.

The workshops we offer are based on member interest (see NEA’s annual surveys for more information) as well as instructor and location availability.  Interested in teaching? Fill out our GoogleForm and a member of the Education Committee will be in touch.

Questions? Get in touch with the Education Committee at or visit NEA’s contact page for a full listing of Education Committee members. Individual contact information is available by searching for a committee member by name in the directory.

To learn more about workshop registration please see our faq.

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