Training | An Introduction to Python

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Training | An Introduction to Python

An Introduction to Python

Date: Monday 23 April 2018
Venue: Urban Big Data Centre, Glasgow
Time: 10:00-16:00

In this one day course delegates will learn about programming possibilities using Python. Starting with a one hour seminar the day will continue with two hands on exercise sessions enabling you to apply the tools and techniques. The day will end with a 15-30 minute brainstorming session to help you think about applying what you have learnt to your own work.

An Introduction to Python
Python is an interpreted high-level programming language for general-purpose programming. Python has a design philosophy that emphasizes code readability, and a syntax that allows programmers to express concepts in fewer lines of code, notably using significant whitespace. It provides constructs that enable clear programming on both small and large scales.

This course will introduce you to Python as a programming language and how it can be effectively used when processing big data. The course will cover the basic structure and overview of the programming language and the data types that you will be able to use within the language.

Pre-requisite knowledge
This is an introductory level course so anyone who has an interest in using Python to develop an automated data analysis workflow are welcome. Some basic programming background (enough to understand of logic of programming) would however be helpful.

Richard Skeggs joined the Centre in 2003 and focuses on document management, report archiving and big data. Richard is responsible for the collection and curation of data with a focus on business. He also provides data users with information and support.

Richard has a technical background having worked within systems administration, database programming and web based application development since 1996. Previously as a technical consultant he has been responsible for designing, developing and delivering highly scalable customer solutions.

Richard has a particular interest in:
Oracle development and administration, Java, Perl, Unix and Linux system administration, Technical and Information Architecture, Solution Delivery, Change management, Hadoop infrastructure and Proposed Schedule.

To register, email us with you name and organisation.