My first workshop experience
Hello ! In today's blog post I present my experiences about some workshop that I have the pleasure to conduct. Later as I promised I will present exercises and their answers.
When I joined STX Next I saw an opportunity to teach people how to write code. I am not experienced guy yet but I believe that teaching others can have great benefits for me. So when I heard that 2016 edition of workshops called PHP in Wrocław was announced I decided to take part. By the way, PHP means Python has Power, not any affiliations with elephants.
What is exactly this workshop about? In about 7 hours my task was to present basics of python. I know that it sounds a little bit overwhelmed but I believe that is a nice start to have.
So what is exactly on agenda?
- loops, data types, declaration of functions, module importing, common operations on data, debugging
- list/dict comprehensions, generators and iterators
- pep8, pylint, unittests
- writing algorithm
As you can see almost all necessary topics are covered. What I really enjoyed was questions from the audience. People ask me a variety of questions from how to do something to how I started programming. Moreover, every 1,5h there was the break on network coffee and one for pizzas!
For me, it was a great experience. I was able to teach others and learn from it!
At the end of the workshop, I have question about why is that possible in python
>>> def func(a,b,c):
>>> func(c=1,b=2, *(13,))
(13, 1, 2)
After some investigation, I found out that positional arguments are
processed before keyword ones. So, in this case, unpacking tuple will
a. More on this can be found in PEP
I almost forget to include source code from this workshop. You can find code and presentation under this github repo.