Python programming basics

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This is an introduction to coding and what you can do with just a few lines of code. After this training, you will understand basic principles of programming and Python[1].

This is a training by an external Instructor: András Aszódi (VBCF BioComp), his course at VBCF can be found here.

  • Introduction to Python: basic principles.
  • Python data structures: strings, tuples, lists, dictionaries, sets.
  • Object-oriented programming: how to model coffee machines in Python :-). Inheritance (base and derived classes), Polymorphism

This course will cover Python3 only.

June 12, 2019 – June 14, 2019
13:00 – 17:00


As this training is a beginners course to coding, technical knowledge beyond using a browser and a keyboard is not necessary.

The course will use the IST Austria JupyterHub infrastructure, which is part of the IST HPC cluster. Please make sure, your account is activated, if not, write an email to .

As usual for trainings, please get the approval for attending by using the HR Forms.

The training takes place on 3 afternoons, always from 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm. The option with the most votes will be selected, and if you have also chosen this option, you will receive an e-mail to confirm your participation.


The course takes place in the computer classroom and on the following days:

  • Wednesday, June 12 – 13:00 – 17:00
  • Thursday, June 13 – 13:00-17:00
  • Friday, June 14 – 13:00-17:00

The maximum number of participants is 12.


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