Localhost: Introduction to Python | Get ready to dazzle the world

Localhost: Python 1 Introduction to Python

Sunday October 18, 2020
10:00am to 12:00pm UTC+02
Event is hosted online

Event Description

In the first workshop in this Python series, participants will learn how to scrape the web for data using Python libraries. They will scrape Tweets from their favorite celebrity or other public figure’s Twitter. Then, they’ll edit a chat app that responds to messages with Tweets.

Powered by Capital One

We've partnered with the Basic TrAIning program from Capital One to bring you this workshop. Capital One is one of the largest banks in America and handles immensely complex financial transactions and their technology team is at the core of all of that.

Requirements / Prerequisites

No special software is necessary. Computers that can connect to the internet are all that’s required! The latest version of Google Chrome is the preferred browser for this workshop, but it’s not required.

Who can attend?

Locations have different requirements for who can attend. This location is open to the following:


Event schedule

  1. Icebreaker
  2. Introducing speakers
  3. Check-in
  4. MLH overview
  5. Welcome to Python:
    1. What's Python
    2. Review steps to complete
    3. Setup Glitch
    4. Write code
    5. Review and Quiz
  6. Next steps

Additional Information

What you need for this session

  1. Access to a computer with reliable internet and power
  2. Latest version of Chrome is the preferred browser for this session

Links & Resources

Workshop Code - Web Scraping

This Glitch project contains the source code for the workshop. The link is available on the registration page after you check in.

Unlocked when checked in.
Participant Slides - Web Scraping

These are the slides to share with the event attendees. They are available on the registration page after they are checked in.

Unlocked when checked in.

Hosted by

Cedric Murairi Mufundi and Mthabisi Ndlovu

InfinitLoop Hacks is a student-run initiative at the African Leadership University in Rwanda, aiming to bring new voices and fresh values into tech to solve global challenges and reduce inequality. We host technical workshops and other activities designed to attract people to be curious about technology and learn more about it.