This seminar will introduce you to the basic concepts of writing and executing code using the Python language. No prior knowledge of coding is expected. We’ll go over how to write, edit, and execute a Python program and basic programming concepts like functions, loops, and conditional statements.
To demonstrate and practice these concepts we’ll create pictures using the turtle graphics package. By writing compact and efficient code we can create complicated and interesting images. We’ll also see how what we learn by making pictures applies to tasks like manipulating and analyzing data or text files.
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About the Presenter
Dr. Bruce A. Maxwell started exploring computer science as an undergraduate at Swarthmore College, where he earned a B.A. in Political Science, a B.S. in
Engineering, and a Concentration in Computer Science. He went on to obtain an M.Phil. in Speech Recognition at Cambridge University and a Ph.D. in Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University. He taught for two years at the University of North Dakota and nine years at Swarthmore College before coming to Colby in the fall of 2007. His interests include robotics, computer vision, computer graphics, scientific data analysis and visualization.