Beginning Computer Programming in Python

  • Tuesday, March 26, 2024
  • Tuesday, April 30, 2024
  • 6 sessions
  • Tuesday, March 26, 2024, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM (EDT)
  • Tuesday, April 02, 2024, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM (EDT)
  • Tuesday, April 09, 2024, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM (EDT)
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2024, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM (EDT)
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM (EDT)
  • Tuesday, April 30, 2024, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM (EDT)
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How would you like to learn to create software rather than just use it? In this beginning computer programming course students will learn Python, the most popular programming language in the world. Each class will be divided between instruction and practical application. Short projects will be provided for each class, and students, if they wish, may work on individual projects with one-on-one assistance from the instructor. To ensure students receive adequate mentoring time, class size is limited to six students.

Laptops should be brought to every class. They will be used extensively. The instructor’s background is in PCs. If you have an Apple, instruction help concerning Apple-specific issues is limited.

This is a beginners’ programming course. No programming background is necessary. However, you’ll find that a basic familiarity with computers and their use is helpful. You should be comfortable downloading and installing software.

Computer programming is a large subject. We will stick to the basics, and cover what we can. If students are interested in specific topics that aren’t in the basic set, the instructor will outline a course of individual study for that student and topic.

Students are encouraged to bring a project of interest to the class, although not required.

Before the first class, the instructor will email each student with some helpful preparatory information, some project ideas, and some background material. They will also be emailed instructions to download and install Python.


Instructor: Mike Meisner

The instructor, Mike Meisner, is a retired nuclear engineer. He has written programs in a number of computer languages but, like most of the world, prefers Python for his own projects.

As are many older folks these days, Mike is immuno-compromised. Class attendance, therefore, must be restricted to those current in their covid vaccination / boosters, who follow standard covid protocols.

Photo credit: Mike Meisner

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