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Hack Night

This is the first CTPUG hack night. It's an opportunity for all those in Cape Town to gather and work on things together. If you're a newcomer looking to learn Python, there'll be experienced Pythonistas on hand to answer questions and give guidance -- we have some (really) simple exercises to get you started. If you're an old hand, come along and show people what you're working on, gather ideas and maybe helpers and shared your thoughts and experiences with others.

  • Date: 20 November 2012
  • Time: 18:30 - 23:00
  • Venue: Praekelt Offices, Woodstock
  • Directions: Follow the directions on the venue page and look out for the signs when you arrive.


18:30 Arrive and setup
19:00 Introductions
19:30 Work on projects
23:00 Close up


  • A laptop (or let us know beforehand and we'll make a plan)

Things we'll have at the venue

  • Tea, coffee, hot chocolate
  • Light snacks
  • Wifi
  • Tutors to help newcomers

We're working on sorting out secure parking but the building as a 24 hours caretaker.

Projects for newcomers

  • Installing Python
  • Choosing an Editor / IDE
  • Structuring a first Python project
  • Basics of the Python language

See OpenHatch's Getting started with Python and Python tutorial for details.

Next hack night

We'd like to hold these every six weeks or so. Let us know when you'd like the next one to be!