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Full Registration includes one full or half-day URISA workshop (normally $200); and the opportunity to register for one of the free half-day NWGIS courses (NW 2, 4, 7, or 10). There is no limit to the number of NWGIS fee-based courses you can register for, as long as there are no schedule conflicts. Full registration allows access to all educational sessions; proceedings; networking events; Tuesday Awards Luncheon and Networking Reception; Wednesday Exhibit Hall Breakfast and evening social event.
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Sunday, October 2 • 8:30am - 12:00pm
NW1 - Introduction to Python Programming (Half-Day) Workshop

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NW1 - Introduction to Python Programming (Half-Day) Workshop
Sunday, October 2, 2022 - 8:30 AM - 12:00 Noon
Instructor: David Howes, Ph.D., Geospatial Information Scientist & Owner, David Howes, LLC, Seattle, WA

Python is now regarded as one of the most popular programming languages of all, if not the most popular. This is especially true for GIS-related requirements, with Python being front and central when it comes to making the most of the ArcGIS technology suite. This workshop will provide an introduction to Python programming without reference to GIS topics, but with an emphasis on preparing attendees for further learning with respect to GIS scripting and development.

For anyone interested in attending the associated workshop, "Introduction to ArcGIS Pro Python Tools and Processes Development," this introductory workshop is a prerequisite requirement, while the workshop may also be helpful for anyone wishing to use Python for any purpose.

Three topics will be covered in the workshop:
  1. Getting started with Python
  2. The use of JetBrains PyCharm Community Edition, a rich, powerful, and free Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
  3. Python fundamentals, including functions, classes and objects, and error handling

Intended Audience: Anyone wishing to learn the fundamentals of Python programming, especially in support of ArcGIS-related requirements.

Prerequisite Requirements: There are no prerequisite requirements. It will be assumed that attendees have little experience with Python and are essentially starting from scratch.

Associated Workshop
Completion of this workshop is required for anyone wishing to attend the associated "Introduction to ArcGIS Pro Python Tools and Processes Development" workshop. An exception to this requirement will be made if the instructor is satisfied that your level of Python experience is such that attending the introductory workshop is not necessary. If required, please contact the instructor to request a waiver.

Format and Technical Requirements
The workshop will consist of a balance between lecture material and demonstrations. Attendees must bring their own laptop and instructions for setting up the required software will be provided prior to the workshop.

Cost: $165 if registered for the full conference.

Full Registration includes one full or half-day URISA workshop (normally $200); and the opportunity to register for one of the free half-day NWGIS courses (NW 2, 4, 7, or 10). There is no limit to the number of NWGIS fee-based courses you can register for, as long as there are no schedule conflicts. Full registration allows access to all educational sessions; proceedings; networking events; Tuesday Awards Luncheon and Networking Reception; Wednesday Exhibit Hall Breakfast and evening social event.



Speakers
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David Howes, Ph.D.

Geospatial Information Scientist & Owner, David Howes, LLC
David Howes is a geospatial information scientist and the sole owner at David Howes, LLC (dhowes.com) in Seattle, WA, specializing in the development of GIS tools, processes, and supporting infrastructure for a variety of clients from small operations to multinational corporations. With 30 years of academic and private sector experience in both the United Kingdom and the United... Read More →


Sunday October 2, 2022 8:30am - 12:00pm MDT
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