The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. Check out the tutorials and activities. This grassroots campaign is supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide.
That’s why the IBU Association for Computing Machinery, decided to celebrate it the best way possible – by learning new generations how to program! They’re learning the ancient arts of Web Scraping with Python and visualizing the data acquired through various Python libraries. The workshop is beginner-friendly and everything will be explained by our skilled ACM members. It will also provide snacks and drinks for all the attendees.
When is the Hour of Code?
The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week. They will be celebrating it on the 7th of December, at 15:00! Computer Science Education Week is held annually in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906).
What you will learn?
– Basics of Python programming
– Basic elements of a Web page’s structure (HTML)
– Web scraping and why it is useful
– Web scraping and data transformation with Python
– Will to learn and improve
– Ability to have fun
Can I bring my own laptop?
Yes! The only thing you need installed is Anaconda (the latest version) with Python, and any web browser available.
Link here: https://www.anaconda.com/download/
Who can attend?
Anyone! A complete beginner or a programming expert, it doesn’t matter! Everyone is welcome to learn a few new things, work on their existing knowledge or just chill with our amazing staff. Snacks and drinks are on us!
Entries are FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE! There are only 40 places available, so make sure to register at this link
Place: International Burch University, Lab 128 (first floor)
Time: 15:00 – 17:00
– International Burch University
– Association for Computing Machinery