Intro to Python (morning session)


Friday, March 27, 2020, 9:30am to 12:30pm


Online via Zoom - meeting info to follow


Have you always wanted to learn a programming language, but not sure how to get started? This workshop introduces the basic elements of Python, a general purpose programming language commonly used for data cleaning, analysis, visualization, and other applications. Participants will learn how to use the language as well as how to set up a development environment for Python on their personal computer. This workshop is intended for social scientists who are new to programming. No experience is required.

The duration of the workshop is 3 hours. Computers with Python pre-loaded are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you will use your own laptop, please install the Anaconda distribution of Python 3.

Notes and materials for this workshop are available at

This workshop is being conducted in partnership with Research Computing Services at HBS.

Audience: Harvard Faculty, Students, and Staff are all welcome.

Pre-Requisites: None

Software Version: Anaconda (Python 3) version >= 5.2

Cost: none

Late Drop/Cancel Fee: none

Please email with questions.

See also: Python