Beginners' Day

After the success in previous years, we’re pleased to again announce a session form we have specially created for newcomers to the Python programming language: 

Beginners’ day welcomes and supports folks who are new to Python programming. It takes place on Tuesday, July 9th, from 09:30 - 16:00, at our workshop venue, the FHNW Campus Muttenz. Just in time to get you ready for all the talks which follow on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday! It’s also a great place to make friends with fellow attendees and figure out how to get the most out of EuroPython.

This session will be presented in English (although a few of the coaches do speak basic Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese). 

Please bring your laptop, as a large part of the day will be devoted to learning Python on your own PC.


The day will start with workshops to give you the chance to try out Python in lots of different situations: making a game, creating a website, programming embedded devices or making art with Python. Later in the day you’ll have an opportunity to further explore those aspects of Python which appeal to you with the support of a team of experienced and helpful mentors. We’ll end the day with a question and answer session about Python, EuroPython and the wider Python ecosystem. 

The emphasis will be in creating a fun, supportive and useful path into the Python programming language and its community.

We need to get an idea of numbers for this session, please register here.


Call for Mentors

Already know Python? Do you value working in an open, inclusive and collaborative way? Want to develop your mentorship skills? Fantastic!

We’re looking for folks with the technical skills, patience, humour and empathy to work with beginners who may come from a wide variety of backgrounds and levels of experience. It’s rewarding, fun and a great way to give back to the community.

We’d especially love to hear from you if you can add an extra language to help non-English speakers feel comfortable asking questions, or if you’ve never mentored before and want to try to share your knowledge for the first time. This is a supportive environment for both beginner programmers AND beginner mentors. :-)

Here is the form to join the Beginners' day as a mentor.

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