Cal NERDS - Intro to Python Boot Camp for First Gen UC STEM Students
*Cal NERDS has created a weekend Python coding boot camp for UC STEM students with no coding experience, Python 101 and Python 102.
*Each experience is three hours each and you can enroll in one or both of the boot camps. We have the capacity to register around 75 students for each virtual boot camp. We may need to use a waitlist if we go beyond 100 registered participants.
*Zoom links and download instructions will be sent on Friday around Noon.
* More information about Cal NERDS can be found at
Saturday, April 10th @ 10 am to 1 pm via zoom
[data types & data structures]
*Beginner-friendly, no prior coding experience needed.
Sunday, April 11th @ 10 am to 1 pm via zoom
[conditionals, functions, loops]
*For those who have minor coding experience in any language, we suggest that you solve the Python 101 Notebook on your own and join us for Python 102.
*For those who completed Python 101 and want more exposure to coding, register for Python 102.
* Reach out to Karla or Kseniya at our Cal NERDS' email:
* Please make sure to include ***[Intro to Python Bootcamp (General, Spring-2021)]*** on the subject line, otherwise we will not be able to track your email. Our staff will get back to you within 48 hours.
*Or text Director Diana Lizarraga at #510.778.5165
WHAT YOU WILL NEED FOR THIS PYTHON BOOT CAMP
*A working computer (laptop or desktop) and stable Wi-Fi are necessary for this workshop. Please, make sure you have access to both before you register. Unfortunately, we are not able to help with either at the moment.
*A working UC zoom account.
If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in this activity, please contact Chris Noble with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event. Chris Noble:
Registered UC STEM student. Algebraic concepts including an understanding of functions and variables, and how to graph linear functions. You will also need to provide your own laptop/computer for this two-day workshop.
Once you fill out this form you should receive (within an hour) an e-mailed copy of your registration information. If you do not - then that means that the system did not record your registration.
Please, use your UC address! Registrations with non-UC emails will be removed.
This is a two-day boot camp, please confirm by clicking on the boxes below that you can commit to each day that you select.
Saturday, April 10th, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Sunday, April 11th, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Preferred Nickname (if applicable), put N/A if this does not apply to you
ACCOMMODATION | Please let us know If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in this activity. In addition to this form, Questions regarding this can be directed to Cal NERDS Assistant Director Chris Noble (
) with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of this event. Please put INTRO-TO-PYTHON ACCOMMODATION in the e-mail subject line. If you do not require an accommodation, then please put "N/A".
Your UC Student ID #. FYI | We need this for our campus reporting on who uses our services and also for fundraising purposes. Our goal is to continue to provide UC students with access to free coding training.
Are you a registered UC STEM student?
Taking a semester off
Incoming UC Student
What best describes you?
Professional Graduate Program
Which UC institution are you currently enrolled at?
UC Los Angeles
UC San Diego
UC Santa Barbara
UC Santa Cruz
UC San Francisco
UC Hastings College of Law
What is your field of study/major?
What is your emphasis/minor? (if applicable)
What is your gender?
OPTIONAL | What are your preferred pronouns? Want to learn more? If yes, please visit:
Do you consider yourself to be a first-generation student?
As an undergrad, are you (or were you) a transfer student?
Why do you want to learn Python? Check all that apply.
Plan to use it in my research
Want to consider getting a job in the Tech Industry
Want to prepare for a class
Obtain a new skill
As of today - do you have any coding experience? If so please describe briefly. This helps our instructors better prepare to teach and support you.
What kind of computer do you have?
We welcome your suggestions on how to build a sense of belonging and community with virtual student groups? Are there certain apps, tools, and/or strategies that you are familiar with that you liked? Your comments are welcome. If not, just put N/A.
What organization/s do you (or did you) belong to at your campus (or previous campus)? Please check all that apply. FYI | We are hoping to increase our marketing to more groups.
Graduate Students of Color Mentoring Group
Latinx Graduate Student Association
McNair Alumni Network (grad student)
How did you hear about Intro-to-Python Boot Camp? Please check all that apply.
From a friend
From an e-mail
From a flyer
From a text
From a student club
This workshop was funded by a donor, named Susan. Could you please write a short thank you to Susan for making this opportunity available to us? You can mention your name, major/program, campus, and why or how you think this Python training will help you. THANKS!
Additional Comments, Questions, or Concerns? If you have a suggestion for a future workshop or boot camp please share your ideas below.
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