[Galway] Beginners Python Workshop

Portershed, Off Eyre Square, Galway
Tue, 23rd Aug 2016 18:00 till 20:00

Workshop details Beginners


We are delighted to team up with WITS Ireland and Women in Technology Galway to run our first Coding Grace workshop in Galway. It will be a beginners Python workshop, and participants will be required to bring their own laptop.

We will be learn Python through making a text-based adventure game.

Course content

  • Basic datatypes
  • Basic data structures

You will be able to write and execute Python scripts.

At the end, you have created a basic interactive text-based adventure game.


  • No programming knowledge required to attend this workshop
  • Laptop with Python 3.5.x installed. Download via https://www.python.org/
  • Sublime Text Editor installed via http://www.sublimetext.com/ -- if you have your own coding editor, feel free to use it

Useful resources

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Thank you

WITS Ireland for Partner

WITS Ireland

Women in Technology and Science (WITS) is an active forum supporting women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to reach their full potential through informed choices.

Since 1990 WITS has a proven track record in delivering initiatives that improve the recruitment and retention of women in STEM roles. WITS is also a strong advocate for celebrating the past and current successes of women in STEM.

Members come from a broad range of backgrounds within STEM. WITS members range in age and experience from third level students to some of the country’s most eminent senior academics and business people including those who have retired from the workforce. Individual membership is open to women and men throughout Ireland who are involved in any aspect of science, engineering or technology. Affiliate membership is available to students. We also have corporate members.

WITS is proud to have Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland as Patron.


Women in Technology Galway for Partner and Hosting

This meetup gives us an opportunity to mingle and meet with other female professionals working in the IT industry. If you are interested in pursuing a career in IT, learning about new technologies, contributing to open source, or getting involved in technical workshops, then come support this group. Let's build a strong innovative community lead by women in Galway.

Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/techwomengalway


Want to sponsor us?

Contact Lynda O'Leary at


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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 contact@codinggrace.com.

Q. Do I need to set up anything on my laptop?

Q. How do I find Portershed?

Google Map bit.ly/portershed

See http://portershed.com/ for more info.

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 Lynda O'Leary by emailing .


Vicky Twomey-Lee http://about.me/whykay

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).


Lynda O'Leary ||

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.