Python for poets.
September 24, 2013 11:45 AM   Subscribe

Python for poets.
A course in programming in Python for literate non-programmers, offered in Brooklyn, NY.

This course teaches Python programming to literate non-programmers using a sequence of graded examples and exercises relating to live text manipulation.

Perfect for anyone curious about computer programming or Python, poets wanting to do aleatoric or other automatic or semi-automatic forms of poetry, interactive artists wanting to write Twitter bots, HTML manglers, repurposers, censors, parodists, or other semiattended culture jamming devices.
Role: Creator and instructor.
posted by lupus_yonderboy (8 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

I'm doing this at the excellent Silent Barn, which is worth your attention if you like avant-garde music or art - or collective spaces.
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 11:50 AM on September 24, 2013

Python, I think, is an excellent starter language. Good luck!
posted by JHarris at 3:22 AM on September 27, 2013

And report back how it goes? I'm interested in how you're going to teach it. I have my own ideas about teaching Python, and things in general, and would like to hear how someone does it professionally.
posted by JHarris at 3:23 AM on September 27, 2013

I'll report back... but remind me if I forget!
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 8:20 AM on September 28, 2013

I will try, thanks!
posted by JHarris at 6:19 PM on September 28, 2013

Great idea -- I'm pretty much your target audience, and have been self-teaching Python for at least two years now, off and on, very very slowly. Wish I'd had access to this kind of resource when I was starting out.
posted by Shepherd at 10:07 AM on October 11, 2013

I'm the same way Shepherd, except I eventually got a reference book. There are still holes in my knowledge (decorators, *args and *kwargs, list comprehensions, anything involving lambda) but I'm getting there.
posted by JHarris at 5:22 PM on October 11, 2013

How did it go?
posted by JHarris at 2:25 AM on November 12, 2013 [1 favorite]

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