Python: It’s Starting To Click

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Finally it’s starting to click.

I’ve been spending about 30-45 minutes a day learning Python for the last month. Maybe even more at this point. And it’s like concepts and ideas are starting to come together.

Lately I have been working through the “Learn Python the Hard Way” book, per usual. I am more than halfway through at this point. I also began the Coursera “Programming for Everybody” online course. I just finished week 4.

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Rebecca Rachmany: CEO and Creator of Purple and Nine TV Show

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Rebecca Rachmany is on a mission to get more girls into tech-based fields. But, beyond that, she hopes to inspire younger generations by revealing their full potential and breaking stereotypes often portrayed by mass media.

After seeing the dismal figures of women in Computer Science programs across the US, Rachmany wanted to take action. But, instead of the many programs targeting those in high school or older, Rachmany is reaching out to a younger demographic.

One of the ways Rachmany is connecting with girls (and boys) aged 8 –

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How Much Can You Learn in Code.org’s ‘Hour of Code’?

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I remember when I first saw the Code.org promotional video. I was somewhere in Thailand and, after watching, was completely blown away.

I thought, “Wait .. All of these celebrities are promoting kids to learn how to code?” Sure, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg were no shockers. But Will.i.Am? And Chris Bosh? What were these dudes doing here?!

Needless to say, Code.org’s mission to have every student exposed to computer science was impressive.

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How Jennifer Dewalt Built 180 Websites in 180 Days

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I am super thrilled to have Jennifer Dewalt featured on this installment of Women in Tech Wednesday. Turns out, Jennifer is actually from my hometown (Bethlehem, PA).

Hashtag mind blown.

Truth be told, I had no idea this was the case till she mentioned something about my cell phone number area code.

In any case:

Jennifer has an awesome story about how she taught herself how to code.

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What Should I Learn as a Beginner: Python 2 or Python 3?

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What’s the difference between Python 2 and Python 3? Or more specifically Python 2.7 and 3.3. (Since those appear to be the main versions in debate.)

Instead of trying to answer this questions myself (a newbie in the world of Python), I decided to turn to the experts…AKA the internet. So, let the great debate begin! Sarcasm…it’s not too much of a fiery debate.

(Also—there is an update at the bottom of this article,

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