Beginners Python Workshop @ NUIM

Iontas Building, Room 1.26 An Foras Feasa Lab , National University of Ireland Maynooth, Kildare
Tue, 25th Nov 2014 18:00 till 20:00

Workshop details Beginners


Vicky Twomey-Lee will be mentoring beginners Python workshop with the additional fun of basing it on a text-based-adventure game. This workshop is mainly open for NUIM students and staff.

Please make sure you have Python 2.7.6 on your laptop before coming to the workshop.

  • Linux/MacOSX: Open a terminal and type "python", and there should be no errors.
  • Windows: See if IDLE / Python 2.7.6 is installed. If not, go to

If you don't have a editor to write your code on, we have the following recommendations:

Useful resources

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Maynooth Media Studies and An Foras Feasa for Hosting

Media Studies at NUIM offers BA degrees in Media Studies and Digital Media as well as the MA in Radio and Television Production.


Media Studies at NUI Maynooth prepares undergraduate and graduate students for lives and careers in a world in which media have become central to nearly every social, political and aesthetic activity. Students use their academic training in media studies at NUIM to make art, to engage with media industries, to purse research in academia, and to make policy.


The study of media is a wide-ranging activity; the development of media channels, technologies and systems is wrapped up in the development of the societies we currently live in and how we live in them.

Media Studies examines how mediated communication works through language and images, through particular technologies organised in political and economic systems, and for audiences that can be part of a shared public that lives with and uses media forms in diverse ways. Any one of these areas can form the basis for deep questioning and research, yet it is rare that one area can be – or should be – considered in isolation from the others.

At NUIM we offer degree programmes in Media Studies and Digital Media at both a graduate and postgraduate level.

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Q. A lot of our events are female-friendly events, we have enquiries asking if other genders are welcome as well?

YES. You are welcome. Events we run or partner in are diversity friendly.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at

Q. What do I bring?

Your laptop with Python 2.7.6 installed.

NOTE: Those with Linux and MacOSX would have Python installed by default, no action required. Windows: Download the version for your laptop via

Refunds (Only applicable if this is a PAID event)

Full refunds until 24 hours before the event.

If there are not enough people signed up to the event, I will be in touch to refund you.

If you have any other questions

You can contact Vicky Twomey-Lee by emailing


Michael Twomey-Lee

Pythonista, Software Engineer, and one of the co-founders of Coding Grace.

You can read his blog at

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).


Vicky Twomey-Lee || +353 86 150 2003 ||

About Coding Grace

Coding Grace are a group of developers based in Ireland who love to code and do other geeky and not necessarily crafty activities. Some of us code full-time, or just for fun (or both). We have people who are part of other technical user groups such as Dublin ALT.NET, GameCraft, Python Ireland, Ruby Ireland and more…
We provide female-friendly workshops and events in an environment for developers and aspiring developers mentored by majority female instructors.
We aim to provide a support network for people from all backgrounds and hope our outreach will help bring those who are interested in code development together and learn from one another.