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Slytherin House 2019

A Python learning community for University Library faculty and staff.

Learning Group Description

Slytherin House is a learning community for faculty and staff of Iowa State University Library to give people space to develop their research skills and learn the Python programming language. It is a special initiative of the Research and Service Committee.

This learning community consists of three major parts:

1. The Book Club

Beginning January 25th 2019, we will be reading Python Crash Course by Eric Matthes and meeting twice a month in Parks Library 32 on Fridays from 3:30-4:30. The computer lab is reserved on Fridays unless otherwise noted from 3:30-4:30 for either book club or free time to work on practice problems. This book is available as an e-book through Safari Books.

2. The Software Carpentry Workshop

We are bringing in instructors from the Carpentries organization https://carpentries.org/ to teach an intensive two day Software Carpentry workshop during Spring Break 2019 on campus March 18-19 in Parks Library 198. Contact any member of the Slug Club to get the registration code and learn more at  https://devasenainupakutika.github.io/2019-03-18-iowa_state/

3. The All Library Hackathon

We are currently in the process of organizing the first ever All Library Hackathon which will take place in mid-July 2019. We will be calling for potential projects, small or medium sized problems from different departments that could benefit from a cross-library team, after the Carpentries workshop.

Introducing the Slug Club

Jasmine Kirby - Research and Instruction -she/her/hers - jskirby@iastate.edu

Windy City native and Harry Potter fan who thought it'd be cool to have a Python learning group.

Eric Schares - Research and Instruction - he/him/his - eschares@iastate.edu

Engineering librarian who’s read most of the first Harry Potter book.

Erin Thomas - Research and Instruction - she/her/hers - elt@iastate.edu

Her patronus is a rabbit.

Rosalie Gartner - Special Collections and University Archives - she/her/hers - rgartner@iastate.edu

Lead Processing Archivist, sorted into the Slytherin house but terrified of snakes.