[nmglug] this week I start some mini-courses

Mark Galassi mark at galassi.org
Wed Apr 12 19:29:03 PDT 2017

Dear nmglugers,

This week I will start teaching mini-courses during the glug 
First course will be a primer on plotting and manipulating data 
files in

My 10-hour Python courses are a big part of how I get kids to use
GNU/Linux systems, and these new follow-on mini-courses (which 
will runn
from 6:15pm for approx. 1.5 hours) are to keep the momentum going 
good principled computing.

I will probably often get 2 or 1 or 0 students, and I will often 
also be
able to be glug-ish with y'all.

Below is the announcement I sent to the "alumni" of my course:


--> Subject: small mini-courses to add to the "serious 
    programming" course

Dear students and parents,

I have been putting together a series of small courses that can be
taught in a one or one-and-a-half hour session and which can be 

These courses are aimed at teaching how to use computer 
programming to
enhance the math and science curriculum in middle and high school.

Some mini-courses will go into straight programming and media, 
audio and video manipulation.

I will be teaching these courses on alternating Thursday evenings 
example, I will do one this week, tomorrow!)  Not every 
Thursday, but I will announce it when I do.

Time/place will be 6:15pm at Warehouse 21, though the specific 
time might change.  I will announce the starting time.

The format is "come when you can": you do not have to commit; drop 
in if
it works for you.

Each topic will be different, but we will repeat some of them.  In
particular, the "plotting and data files" will be a prerequisite 
most others.

So if you can make it, please show up this Thursday, 2017-04-13, 
your GNU/Linux laptop and we will begin with a mini-course on 
and data files.

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