Python Programming for Non-Programming Social Scientists

Python Programming for Non-Programming Social Scientists - February 26, 2021

Interested in programming, but don't know where to start? Have you heard of Python, but it sounds too scary? This workshop is designed for non-programmers and will cover the basics, including answering the most fundamental questions: What is a program? Why do we program? How do we program in Python? The all-day workshop will combine synchronous and asynchronous instruction and provide hands-on activities to help you write your first program in the easy to learn Python programming language. We will provide plenty of free resources and discuss different ways that programming can help you in your social science research.


Dr. Eric Shook,  University of Minnesota

Eric Shook is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Society at the University of Minnesota. His research combines geographic information science and computational science to study spatiotemporal phenomena using novel computational approaches. He teaches courses in GIS, Geocomputing, and CyberGIS, and regularly uses Python programming for interdisciplinary projects.

Date: Friday, February 26, 2021

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm - With breaks for lunch and activities

Location: Zoom

Workshop Fee: $50.00