First Python Workshop of 2019 completed!

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First of all, a huge thanks to all who signed up to attend the workshop, and to Mick Twomey for helping me. Next to is thanks Dogpatch Labs for hosting us.

During the workshop, I realised the Python scripts some folks were using were the older version (in Python 2 as well), if you had problems running the scripts, you can download the latest Python scripts again (I've removed all the other .zip files) via

See screenshot below:

For those who are curious of other examples of interactive games you want to try out:

Also mentioned:

Other user groups to be aware of if you want to continue on learning about Python and meeting others in the Python community:

Most code editors have this feature where you can run code in the terminal in your editor. Here's how you can open the terminal to use on VS Code:

We ran out of time at the end, here are some resources to follow up:

After you are comfortable with basics of Python, you should try Newcoder.ioΒ tutorials, which are self-driven projects.

Any questions, feel free to email me at

I forgot to mention the Raspberry Pi Jam in the slides, it's on Sat Mar 2 at TOG Hackerspace as part of the official celebrations of Raspberry Pi's 7th birthday with other jams around the world. It's FREE to attend, more details at

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Vicky Twomey-Lee

Pythonista, but normally found organising various tech events, and now heavily involved in diversity initiatives like Coding Grace, PyLadies Dublin, and Women in Technology and Science (WITS Ireland).

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