PyCon 2018 Young Coders

Hey kids! ------------ Ever wonder what your mother or father is doing, typing away for long hours at the computer? What about how games are made? If you are **12 years old or over**, join us for a few hours on **Saturday May 12th** to explore how to program, and why your parents love Python so much. <center>[REGISTER TODAY](</center> Why learn programming? ------------------------------- You don't necessarily have to become a professional programmer. Quite the contrary, programming is rewarding as a hobby or as a profession. Learning how to program also explores how computers work. Python is a very powerful language: it is used for writing computer programs, making websites & games, scientific & mathematic computing, among other things. Many companies use and develop with Python: Google, NASA, the CIA, Spotify, and <a href="">many others</a>. What will you learn? -------------------------- This **free** tutorial will explore how to program using Python by making games. We will start with learning Python's simple data types, including numbers, letters and strings, and lists. We will also explore comparisons, if-statements, and loops. Finally, we will combined our new knowledge by using our skills in Minecraft. What do you need to attend this tutorial? --------------------------------------------------- Nothing. Yup. Okay well, you'll need smile on your face. We will provide monitors, keyboards, and Raspberry Pis with Python + Minecraft on it. Schedule ----------- This tutorial is one day on Saturday May 12th and it will have the following format: - 9:00 am - Welcome, Introductions - 9:15 am - Tutorial begins - 12:30 pm - Tutorial wrap up + Lunch (provided) - 1:30 pm - Open space for continued hacking - 4:00 pm - Wrap up Registration --------------- Adults: please use your name and email address when when registering a child for this event. It will also prompt you to enter the child's name and age. - **Cost**: **FREE** - **Ages**: 12 to 18 years old - **Where**: Room 23<br> Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland 1 St. Clair Avenue NE Cleveland, OH 44114 []( Questions? ------------- Email: Call for volunteers! ------------------------ If you are interested in helping out during the tutorial: volunteer sign ups will be available soon! Follow our Twitter (@pycon) for the announcement. <!-- please register as a teaching assistant by finding an available slot [here](, and filling it in with a contact email address. --> About the instructors --------------------------- **Matt Harrison** Matt Harrison has been using Python since 2000. He has taught 3rd graders how to program and 75 year olds how to program. He runs MetaSnake, a training and consulting shop for Python and Data Science. He was once attacked by an owl who thought he looked like dinner, but has since recovered. **Katie Cunningham** Katie Cunningham is the CTO of Speak Agent and a DC native. She’s a fervent advocate for Python, Open Source Software, and teaching more people how to program. She also helps organize PyLadies in the DC area, a program designed to increase diversity in the Python community. She has taught classes for the organization, bringing novices from installation to writing their first app in 48 hours. Katie also has a [YouTube]( channel where she posts tutorials for new coders who want to learn more about coding and what it's like to work in tech.