Intro to Python (4-Session Workshop)


Session #1: Tuesday, April 11 @ 6:30 PM – 9 PM

Session #2: Thursday, April 13 @ 6:30 PM – 9 PM

Session #3: Tuesday, April 18 @ 6:30 PM – 9 PM

Session #4: Thursday, April 20 @ 6:30 PM – 9 PM

Want to learn programming fundamentals in a language that you can use to build websites, program robots, visualize data, run servers, and make art? In Introduction to Python, you’ll learn just that! Python powers some of the world’s most popular websites and apps, like Google, reddit, Pinterest and Instagram. 

Join us for GDI Ann Arbor’s Introduction to Python course, designed for those who have very limited or no programming experience. 

During this interactive workshop, we’ll explore the basic components of a programming language: data types, functions, conditional statements and loops. We’ll mix lecture and practice, and we’ll work through lots of problems together. You’ll leave the workshop with several tested tutorials to work through on your own.

The course will consist of four sessions. The agenda is as follows:

Session 1 
• Why Python 
• Variables and Arithmetic 
• Statements and Error Messages 

Session 2 
• Loops 
• Functions

Session 3 
• Methods 
• Lists and Dictionaries  
• Python builtin functions 

Session 4 
• Functional Programming with Python 

By the end of the class, attendees will have a basic understanding of Python.

PREREQUISITES: None! This is a beginner-level course. This class is designed for those who have very limited or no programming experience. 


Cam Herringshaw is a software developer at Duo Security and a passionate advocate of the Ann Arbor and Detroit startup scenes. He mostly codes in Python, but is always interested in playing with shiny new languages and frameworks. Whenever he gets the chance, he loves to travel, but on quiet weekends, you can usually find him picking up a new book at Literati or drinking a mocha at the Espresso Bar.

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WHAT TO BRING: Please bring your laptop and charger to all class sessions. Power strips & Wi-Fi will be provided.

Come hungry….dinner will be provided each night!

QUESTIONS? We’re here to help! If you have additional questions or would like to talk further before signing up for a class, please contact us at [masked]

SCHOLARSHIPS: We are offering scholarships on a limited basis for students with financial need. Please complete our scholarship application if you are interested. Applications must be received at least 2 weeks in advance of the class dates. Scholarship recipients will be notified via email at least 1 week before the first class.

MINIMUM ENROLLMENT: If fewer than 12 students register for this workshop, GDI Ann Arbor may postpone or cancel it.  In that event a refund or class credit will be available to any students who have paid to attend.


Duo Security is a cloud-based access security provider protecting the world’s fastest-growing companies and thousands of organizations worldwide, including Dresser-Rand Group, Etsy, Facebook, K-Swiss, Paramount Pictures, Random House, SuddenLink, Toyota, Twitter, Yelp, Zillow and more. Duo’s innovative and easy-to-use technology can be quickly deployed to protect users, data and applications from breaches, credential theft and account takeover. The Ann Arbor, Michigan-based company also has offices in San Mateo, California; Austin, Texas and London. Duo is backed by Benchmark, Google Ventures, Radar Partners, Redpoint Ventures and True Ventures. Try it for free at

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