Thursday Code Night

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Open Code Night

This is a group that meets on Thursday nights from 6-8 and sometimes beyond to learn, discuss, observe, or ignore programming and development with other people. Currently people have expressed interest in learning Python (programming language), C (programming language), SQL (database language), and Arduino (microcontroller for making digital devices).



MIT Python Course - This is a free course from and MIT that is very well done. It will be quite challenging for anyone completely new to coding, but is still doable, especially if you come to Open Code to do your homework and ask questions. It is a really great resource if you already have some experience coding but are looking to transition to Python, or if you already code in Python but would like to sharpen your abilities. It doubles as a nice intro to some computer science concepts.

TreeHouse Python - Treehouse charges ~$25/month but offers a 7-day free trial, and you can also get access through Louisville Free Public Library but they currently have a waitlist. Treehouse has a wider range of courses from Python for non-coders up through more advanced topics like web scraping, data science with NumPy/Pandas, building flexible websites with Flask/Django and more. They also offer other courses across a wide range of languages/technologies(Android, C#, Javascript, HTML/CSS, Databases, Java, Ruby, Swift, Go and more).


Talk to Ned, he taught himself C for doing cool stuff in the makerspace and may be able to put you on the right path.


Free Interactive SQL tutorial - I haven't tried this out myself, but I've used another tutorial for regular expressions that was excellent.

SQL commands list


I think it'd be nice to have a list of people who attend regularly, what they're interested in learning (and might need help with), and what they can offer to help teach. If you are new to coding and don't feel like you could teach anything programming-related, feel free to add in makerspace skills, or even random stuff like languages you speak and can help people to learn. I'm not going to add anyone here unless they request it, and anyone is free to add themselves. Later let's reorganize this as a list of different technologies and who is interested in learning/teaching them.


Interested in Learning:

  • React Native
  • More Javascript
  • Data Science Stuff (more pandas/pytorch/numpy/)
  • More Python Webapp Stuff (Django/Flask)

Can Help With:

  • Python
  • Data Science and Machine Learning (Pytorch, Fastai, associated libraries, Neural Networks)
  • General Coding Stuff/How to Learn to Code/Self-Teach
  • Basic Web Programming

September 2019 Meetings

- September 5th - Had a really good mix of people including several new students from CodeLouisville's Front End Web Dev course, a new coder who is exploring devops/docker/kubernetes, and a local React Native (javascript framework for building cell phone apps). Chris was awesome and brought hot peppers from his garden.

August 2019 Meetings

- August 29th - First Meeting. Discussed Python, ( fastai) and other things. The donuts were amazing.