Python Fundamentals: Parts 1-3

April 29, 2024, 2:00pm to May 1, 2024, 4:00pm

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Location: Remote via Zoom. Link will be sent on the morning of the event.

Recordings: This D-Lab workshop will be recorded and made available to UC Berkeley participants for a limited time. Your registration for the event indicates your consent to having any images, comments and chat messages included as part of the video recording materials that are made available.

Start Time: D-Lab workshops start 10 minutes after the scheduled start time (“Berkeley Time”). We will admit all participants from the waiting room at that time.

Date & Time: This workshop is a 3-part series running from 2pm-4pm each day:

• Part 1: Monday, April 29
• Part 2: Tuesday, April 30
• Part 3: Wednesday, May 1


This three-part interactive workshop series is your complete introduction to programming Python for people with little or no previous programming experience. By the end of the series, you will be able to apply your knowledge of basic principles of programming and data manipulation to a real-world social science application.

The complete Python Fundamentals series has 6 parts. Each of the parts takes 2 hours, and is delivered in a lecture-style coding walkthrough interrupted by challenge problems and a break. Instructors and TAs are dedicated to engaging you in the classroom and answering questions in plain language.

Parts 1-3 are intended for the complete beginner in Python. We will go over the basics of Python in Jupyter, variables and data types, and a gentle introduction to data analysis in Pandas:

Part 1: Introduction to Jupyter and Python, Variables
Part 2: Data Types and Structures
Part 3: Introduction to Pandas

After completing parts 1-3, you will be able to do basic operations in Python. You will know how to navigate Jupyter Notebooks, how to work with common data types and structures, methods, and basic operations in Pandas. You will have the minimum requirements to continue to other D-Lab workshops such as Python Data Wrangling or Python Data Visualization.

Prerequisites: None

Workshop Materials:

Software Requirements: Installation Instructions for Python Anaconda

Is Python Not working on your laptop?
Attend the workshop anyway, we can provide you with a cloud-based solution until you figure out the problems with your local installation.

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