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ACS Masterclass: Introduction to Python

In this presentation, we will talk through the fundamental philosophy of the Python language, and discuss some of the reasons for its enormous popularity. We’ll look at a few of the most popular use-cases for Python, walk through setting up an all-purpose development environment, and examine a hands-on demonstration of setting up a simple web application using one of the most popular frameworks for Python: "Django". Please note this event is being held at 5PM AEST time.

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Tue, 08 Feb, 05:00 PM

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  • Event Start:
    Thu, 10 Feb, 05:00 PM

    Event Finish:
    Thu, 10 Feb, 07:00 PM
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  • Member: $15.00
  • Member-Concessional: $10.00
  • Non-Member: $45.00

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<span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><b>This event is being held on Australian Eastern Standard Time. </b><br><br>In this presentation, we will talk through the fundamental philosophy of the Python language, and discuss some of the reasons for its enormous popularity. We’ll look at a few of the most popular use-cases for Python, walk through setting up an all-purpose development environment, and examine a hands-on demonstration of setting up a simple web application using one of the most popular frameworks for Python: &quot;Django&quot;. This will see us discussing:</span></span></span> <ul><li><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">MVC vs MVT web app paradigms</span></span></span></span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">Data flow in a Django API</span></span></span></span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">What Python/Django does for us, including</span></span></span></span> <ul><li><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">Managing our database with models</span></span></span></span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">Sending and retrieving data between the frontend and the database using views.</span></span></span></span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">Handling the presentation of data to the user with templates.</span></span></span></span></li></ul> </li></ul> <p><b>The second half of the Masterclass will include some practical code-along exercises.</b><br><br><b>Proudly </b><font face="Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 14.6667px;"><b>brought</b></span></font><b> to you by the ACS Professional Partner Coder Academy</b><br><br><img alt="User-added image" src=";oid=00D90000000o5NE&amp;lastMod=1637885735000"></img><br><br> </p> <p><b>PLEASE NOTE: THE WHOLE EVENT NEEDS TO BE ATTENDED TO RECIEVE CPD POINTS</b></p> <p>When attending virtual events, in order to claim and qualify for the required CPD hours, Professional Year students need to attend the online event in its entirety which will be tracked by the ACS events team. Please ensure you don&#39;t minimise your window when attending a virtual event.</p>

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Programming/software development (PROG) -> Level 3


Oliver Lavers

Oliver Lavers

Lead Educator, Coder Academy

Oliver Lavers is a software developer and lifelong communicator, who found his passion for computer science while studying symbolic logic at the University of Queensland. As a child he wanted to be an inventor; in highschool he wanted to be a science communicator. As an adult, he is living his dream by writing code and working as an educator. In his spare time he hikes, climbs, and plays board games.


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Zachary Isaac

Zachary Isaac

Chair, ACS QLD Emerging Professionals Committee 

Zachary is an emerging professional in the data field, with domain knowledge in health science and nutrition. He enjoys the problem-solving nature of the field and leveraging technology to uncover new insights and weave them into a deliverable story 

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ACS Masterclass: Introduction to Python

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