I recently started a Python Users Group for Iowa as there didn’t seem to be one and I thought it would be fun. We had our first meeting last Wednesday, the 24th of September, 2008. We had eight people there, including myself. Of that group, only half knew how to program in Python. Thus, we decided it would be a good idea to host a Python Crash Course to get the rest of our members up to speed at our next meeting.
I am currently planning the topics we should cover and how to split up the teaching responsibilities. I think it will be a fun experience with plenty of room to grow. Currently, I want to go over iterables, conditionals, builtins, etc. I think we’ll go over constructing a parser and some really simple GUI stuff too. I even have a volunteer who wants to show off his django skills.
I’ll be sure to write about how it goes and what we cover and post our materials online if I can.