Username or display name (will be displayed publicly): Fuzheado, Susannannas, others
Categories/Tags/Keywords (up to 5): Python, coding, PAWS, Jupyter notebook, programming
Session type (select one):
- Workshop (including Q/A) - 55 mins
Venue (select one):
- I wouldn't mind being on the main track
When are you available to have the session?
Late May 22, with May 23 being better. Could even do a pre-event on May 21.
Short description of the session (~150 words):
Most folks may not know that we have a powerful Python execution environment in the Wikimedia PAWS installation at http://paws.wmcloud.org/. It allows ordinary folks to write interactive scripts to work with Wikimedia content.
It's a great first-step for anyone who wants to get started in hacking and coding.
An introductory session could provide a quick overview of PAWS/Jupyter notebooks as a way to play with Wikimedia content may be a good way to help break down the barriers. We won't be able to make full "coders" out of folks in two days, but we can try to demystify things for those new to coding and show them we have a great environment for experimentation.
Target audience: new contributors, people wanting to code for the first time, or even experienced Python folks who want a free/fast execution environment
What will participants get out of this session? (~50 words)
Participants will understand how Python Jupyter notebooks work, and how the Wikimedia PAWS installation can help folks write bots, scripts or other tools.
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