Advice for Learners

  • Ask questions of each other first, then your guides.
  • If you are confused, or lost, back up, try again.
  • Do experiments!
  • Break down tasks into repeatable, understandable parts.
  • Even expert coders write lots of broken code. mistakes are normal.
  • The computer does exactly what you tell it to, not what you want it to do.
  • your own pace is the right pace.
  • Your background is a good background, and you have things to contribute.

Troubleshooting Hints

  • Are you where you think you are? –> pwd, hostname
  • Restart the server.
  • Hard-refresh your web browser.
  • Try a different browser.
  • Re-read the instructions.
  • Make some tea.
  • Check for spelling errors.
  • Examine the object in a python shell.
  • View page source.
  • Have someone else look – fresh eyes fix mistakes.

Safer Space

PyStar is a Safer Space. PyStar is a Learning Space.

  • All women are welcome, including trans women.
  • Speak from your own experiences.
  • Don’t assume race, gender, identity or history of others.
    • Use preferred pronouns and names.
    • Respect people’s right to self-identify.
    • Don’t assume shared experience, belief, or history.
  • Assume positive intent.
  • Mistakes happen, and we can work through them.
  • Everyone has things to contribute.
  • Good coversations involve multiple voices.
  • Make space for quiet voices to speak.
  • Learners have different desires and needs.