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New Co-Lab roots course just added: Python

Innovation Co-Lab just added a new Python course. Details below.

Dates: Mon 2/29, Weds 3/2, & Thurs 3/3 (three-day course)
Time: 5:30 – 7:30pm
Location: Telecom 119
Register online: colab.duke.edu/roots

This is an introductory-level course for people who want to get their hands dirty with code in the wild by building a weather forecasting app that uses live weather data. It’s a good way to teach students to use APIs with Python, which is a fancy way of saying that we’ll be using a real data from the Internet and a language that’s great for beginners. The course is geared towards beginners, but all levels are welcome. Technical concepts include install Python, using the Requests library, some basic principles of HTTP and API use, and deploying code to Heroku. You can view a working outline of the course at bit.ly/roots_python_online The course is taught by Dakota Williams, a back-end software developer at Windsor Circle in downtown Durham.

Need technical skills? Register for Roots training courses


Interested in learning some technical skills? Maybe you want to build an app, but don’t know where to start? The Innovation Co-Lab is now offering a variety of technology courses through our new Roots program. Roots is open to participants of all skill levels. Coming up this month, we will be offering various courses in web and app development, 3D printing for prototyping, and learning to use GitHub. Check out our website for a full course listing: www.colab.duke.edu/roots

Innovation Co-Lab announces spring 2016 training schedule


The Innovation Co-Lab is a creativity incubator focused on helping students experiment, learn and build with technology.  The best way to get started is to take one of our Roots classes.  Below is a list of some of our upcoming classes for the first month or so of the semester.  Classes are open to any student, faculty, or staff. Check back next month for additional classes or get full details at colab.duke.edu

Introduction to Front End Development: HTML & CSS
Wed, Jan 27, 5:30-9 p.m.
Telecom 119
Register: colab.duke.edu/roots

Ruby on Rails Workshop
Mon, Wed, Thu, Feb 1, 3, 4 (multi-day workshop), 6-8:30 p.m.
Telecom 119
Register: colab.duke.edu/roots

Introduction to Front End Development: Javascript
Wed, Feb 3, 2-5 p.m.
Telecom 119
Register: colab.duke.edu/roots
iOS 1 – Intro to Swift and iOS Development
Thu, Feb 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Telecom 119
Register: colab.duke.edu/roots

Innovation Co-Lab launches new training program

colablogovertThe Innovation Co-Lab (Duke’s creativity incubator) is building a training program to help participants of the Co-Lab to gain an understanding of a variety of tools and technologies to help them get excited and confident starting their own innovative projects.  Fall 2015 workshops include HTML, CSS, Javascript, Python, 3d Modeling and Fabrication and more.  For full details about the program and to register, visit: https://colab.duke.edu/roots.