Hey, this is Coral. I don’t know Python, so I’m going to take An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python through Coursera (here’s the syllabus). It does not require any previous programming experience. It also doesn’t require any special software—just a fairly up to date browser.
I’d really love to host a weekly get-together for women (and friends) taking this course. It starts April 15th and runs for 9 weeks, finishing up in mid-June. I have some programming background, so I’ll be in a position to help with any concepts that people might find tricky. I’m leaning toward mid-afternoon on Saturdays or Sundays as a time for the weekly meeting, but please leave a comment with your availability, if you want to take the class! I’d like to find a time that works for everyone. Also, I think I can get us space with computers, in case not everyone has a laptop to bring along.