Learn Python by making a text-based game @ CultureTECH

The Playhouse, Artillery Street, Derry-Londonderry
Sat, 20th Sep 2014 13:00 till 15:30

Workshop details Beginners


Coding Grace is visiting CultureTECH and running a female-friendly adult workshop making it fun to learn Python basics.

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 https://www.python.org/downloads/

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

Useful resources

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Thank you

CultureTECH for Hosting, food, looking after organisers

A quirky, intimate and unique gathering of speakers, artists, performers and industry professionals from digital media, technology, music and the arts.

And now for something completely different

Held across a big messy week in derry-londonderry, n. Ireland – the inaugural uk city of culture – and featuring over separate 100 events and sessions, culturetech is a unique celebration at the crossroads of arts, culture and technology. Itʼs a gathering of interesting people – doing interesting things – who all want to learn, share and have a blast. If that isnʼt enough of a reason to come, hereʼs four more.

Cool people in small places.

We donʼt really do big and flashy. Weʼd rather bring dozens of exciting artists, performers and industry pros from across the world and put them in coffee shops, bars, restaurants, historic buildings and unloved retail spaces throughout the city centre – so you can actually meet and spend time with them.

A proper city festival

No, not the wellies in a field kind of festival, but definitely the live gigs throughout the city, nightly label showcases in cool venues, interesting film screenings, boundarypushing dramatic performances, digital art exhibitions, casual video gaming arcades and family-friendly events kind.

Business as unusual

We donʼt really do formal either. This is a jeans and t-shirts kind of event. Yes, thereʼs business to be done with hundreds of industry delegates and speakers coming from across the uk, ireland and beyond. And we can just about guarantee youʼll learn something too. But if youʼre here for business, expect to do it while listening to an exciting new band.

“pay what it's worth” ticketing

And we certainly donʼt do pricey. Culturetech is meant to be accessible for all. A big chunk of the programme is completely free and open to the public. Where there is a cost, itʼs normally just a few pounds or (if you get your ticket early) based on a “pay what it's worth” model. In short, we want everyone to come, get involved and have a great time


Want to sponsor us?

Contact Vicky Twomey-Lee at vicky@codinggrace.com


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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. Is this a kids workshop?

No, this workshop is aimed for adults.

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 https://www.python.org/downloads/

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 vicky@codinggrace.com.


Michael Twomey-Lee http://twitter.com/micktwomey

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

You can read his blog at twoistoomany.com

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).


Vicky Twomey-Lee || +353 86 150 2003 || vicky@codinggrace.com

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.