Python Study Group

We’re relaunching the Python Study Group, Spring semester 2019!

ETHOS Lab is happy to announce that we will be facilitating the Python Study Group once again this semester.The Python Study Group will take place Thursdays from 17:30 – 19:30 in 3A12-14. We hope to kick off in Mid-March, March 14th. There will be 8 weeks of sessions (not counting the Easter break) centered around the book ‘Learn Python the Hard Way’.

You can sign up for the study group here: ETHOS Lab’s study group facilitators will then contact you prior to the kick-off with more details about the when and how.

If you have questions, please contact ETHOS Lab’s Python Study Group coordinator, Veronika Skotting at

Please also read below for more details about the kind of learning environment the study group aims to be.

About Python Study Group

The goal with the study group is to gather a community of people interested in learning the programming language Python. It doesn’t matter if you are a newbie or programming wizard. Everyone is welcome and we encourage both beginners and more advanced programmers to join. The idea is to create a structured learning environment where we mutually help each other on the path to understanding the programming better.

In other words, we encourage everyone to take the notion of a study group to heart: ETHOS Lab facilitates a space where those attending the study group support each other to learn Python, while ETHOS Lab does its best to provide volunteers who are knowledgeable

ETHOS Lab uses experimental digital methods for analyzing social media data and therefore has an interest in hosting the python group. Although, it is also considered a service to the current students’ needs for exploring a dynamic programming language that can be used for many purposes. In our work with data and digital methods, we often come across digital tools, which requires certain knowledge about programming in Python. In light of this, we started the study group in 2015, and we hope to be able to continue the study group the coming spring (2019) to explore the possibilities of Python programming.