Python Study Group – FIND US ONLINE


ITU has been physically closed down due to COVID-19, until 26 March 2020. Python Study Group will continue, although temporarily online, until we can go back to the usual routine.

Until then, we encourage everyone to join the Python Study Group server on Discord and participate in weekly sessions online, same time: Thursdays 17:30-19:30. We had our last session online on Thursday 12th March and it went really well – so please join in! 


    1. Install the desktop version of Discord
    2. Join the server 

Whenever you need help you simply request it. One of our volunteers will reach out to you over text or voice chat, and Discord enables you to share your code while you do so.

Questions? Feel free to contact Veronika on mail or on Discord.


Spring 2020

The popular Python Study Group is hosted by ETHOS Lab again this semester, taking place on Thursdays from 17:30 – 19:30 (room 5A14-16) starting March 5, 2020. 

There will be 8 weeks of sessions (excluding Spring Break in week 15, Thursday April 9) beginning on Thursday the March 5 and ending on the 30. April 2020. The community-centered learning will revolve around the book ‘Learn Python the Hard Way’ and no prior programming skills are required to participate. 

You can sign up for the study group on and if you have any 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 purpose of 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 require certain knowledge about programming in Python. In light of this, we started the egalitarian study group in 2015, and we hope to be able to continue the exploration of possibilities using Python.