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Excellent overview of Python. A lot to think about. Thanks.
Here's an interesting idea: http://www.xmind.net/m/WvfC/ This is associated with the following question: "I've had a hard time finding the Big Picture re: Python, and it makes it difficult ... to proceed and prioritize my eff...
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Found this on intertubes. Hope you'll find it useful.
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Jason Myers

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3 exercises are up, introducing classes!  At http://moot.it/learnpython for Monday/Tuesday

I also prepared a separate deck of slides, explaining Python classes from a different angle if you find you are struggling with the concept:

http://slid.es/jasonmyers/learnpython-classes
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Big props for the slides Jason. They are really spot on and understandable. 
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Jason Myers

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Next exercise is up, introducing the dictionary!  Dictionaries are so important that I think it will be just this one exercise for the weekend. http://moot.it/learnpython

We'll spend all next week on "classes", the most difficult topic in the book.
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After a little thinking. As i am going to hold a GIt course, there are several options. We can use a GUI, or a terminal. Now, i don't expect people to know how to use a terminal. So i wan't people opinions what to do. I can't prepare a git course and a terminal course (i got exams comming up). Maybe someone else wanna hold it? or should we just use the GUI and make a bet it is simple enough to explain git without explaining the gui?
Opinions people! Opinions!
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+Morten Linderud  Did you by any chance record the Github hangout?
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Jason Myers

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Next set of exercises are up.  Some more about lists, some review, debugging, and a larger program.  At http://moot.it/learnpython for Wednesday/Thursday.
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Jason Myers

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The next set of exercises is now up at http://moot.it/learnpython for Friday/Weekend.   We learn about True and False and using the "if" statement to branch our code.
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Morten Linderud
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There is  currently a github repo for this group to collect different material people create during may. Since not everyone know how to use github, i am considering holding a little evening explaining git and basic git usage on the IRC. 
What do people think about this?
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I can't do it before the weekend. Most likely on Sunday. Gotta check when people can attend tho, because of the spread timezone.
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Morten Linderud
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Thinking about setting up an IRC chan for some quicker communication between people. While general and important info should be posted on moot/G+ group, an IRC might be a better approach for helping other and communication.
Opinions?
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Added.
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David Fürst

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I already have some knowledge in java programming. What are the differences and how can I profit from my already existing skill?
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Agreed. See you on IRC.
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This is the unofficial hangout for the subreddit /r/learnpython and its May "Learn Python the Hardway" study group.

Jason Myers

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The final exercises are up at https://moot.it/learnpython to finish out the month of May.  We cover project structure, testing, exceptions, and some user input parsing.  

I won't be covering the final 3 exercises in the book, which deal with a web app, but feel free to do them on your own and ask questions!
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Jason Myers

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3 more exercises are up, which introduce you to OOP, and start you on making a text game.  I think this will cover us past Friday through the weekend.
 http://moot.it/learnpython

On Monday we'll look at how to write tests for your program
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Bram Stollman

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Another cool git tutorial I found. Worth checking out!
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That is actually really clever. Cool stuff!
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Adam Warner

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is anyone available for some specific coding questions I have? I'm having of trouble with something I'm developing. 
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thanks!
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I'd like to remind people that you can find us in #studypython  irc channel on freenode! (easily accessible from link in sidebar).

We're pretty talkative and friendly bunch ready to answer your question or at least entertain you during long, summer evenings. We have mods, we can ban people, we even have a studybot that can answer your questions but only if they're like !dog or !help. Come join us!

Plus you can partake in silly conversations like this one: 
http://i.imgur.com/DNKnnsF.png
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Oh hai. We are famous now.
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Jason Myers

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Lists and Loops are up!  At http://moot.it/learnpython for Monday/Tuesday.  We learn how to create lists of things, and loop over them.
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Jason Myers

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The next set of exercises is now up at http://moot.it/learnpython for Wednesday/Thursday.   It is a review section, which is good because I think people are still working through functions.

This should give you time to finish functions, and the review parts, before we start Logic and Conditionals on Friday.
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Our first project is starting up! Join in at GitHub or in the #studypython  IRC channel!
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Jason Myers

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The next set of exercises has been posted (Ex.18 - 21) at https://moot.it/learnpython for Monday/Tuesday

Where we introduce one of Python's most basic and yet most powerful building blocks:  the function!

Coming up:  On Wednesday, some review before we move on to logic and conditions
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Jason Myers

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Just a heads up that the next set of exercises has been posted (Ex.10 - 17) at https://moot.it/learnpython for Friday through the weekend

We'll learn how to escape special characters in strings, read input from the keyboard, and interact with files

Coming up:  On Monday we'll dive into functions!
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Just finished Ex1-9 Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy
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