Young Coders

One of the highlights of PyTennessee is the amazing Young Coder tutorial. This amazing session helped dozens of kids get introduced to Python on their very own new Chromebook! Read more about it here. It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime event! Read one young coders story.

... no, wait, it wasn't. Because we're going to attempt it again at PyTennessee 2017!

Young people ages 12-18 are invited to come and learn to program in Python at PyTN on Saturday, February 6th. You'll get an idea of how programming works on your own Chromebook - a small computer you get to keep!

Why learn programming?

You don't necessarily have to become a professional programmer. Quite the contrary, programming is rewarding as a hobby or as a profession. Learning how to program also explores how computers work. Python is a very powerful language: it is used for writing computer programs, making websites & games, scientific & mathematic computing, among other things. Many companies use and develop with Python: Google, NASA, the CIA, Spotify, Youtube, Reddit, Pinterest, DropBox, and many others. What will you learn?

This free tutorial will explore how to program using Python by making games. We will start with learning Python's simple data types, including numbers, letters and strings, and lists. We will also explore comparisons, if-statements, and loops. Finally, we will combined our new knowledge by creating our own game using the PyGame library.

What do you need to attend this tutorial?

Nothing. Yup. Okay well, you'll need smile on your face. We will provide everything you need. After the conference, you get to keep the Chromebooks


We will provide lunch for the young coder and 1 parent

Release Forms

Students under the age of 16 will only be released for lunch, or at the end of the day, to their parent or guardian unless the parent signs a release form when checking the student in.


Registration opens on December 15th at 12:00 noon CST at Eventbrite and seats are extremely limited!


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