You can sign up now for any of our upcoming Hives. Each hive has some overarching theme but there'll generally be lots of other cool Python related stuff going on simultaneously. All of our Hives are designed to cater for every level of ability and we rely heavily on those who know Python to help out and pass on their valuable knowledge to others.
HiPy was started in July 2016 by a group of researchers within the Faculty of Science and Engineering at University of Liverpool. The intiative is a response to a large demand from undergraduates and staff to learn coding skills which are highly prized by employers. Our mission is simple:
Build an open, welcome community for anyone who wants to learn Python.
So, whether you're an absolute novice or seasoned hacker, if you're interested in Python come and join us. All of our events are free and everybody is welcome. Come All. Learn Python.
If you would like to become a beekeeper then get in touch. We are always very grateful for additional support.
A fantastic free public event
Fri 23 Mar 2018, 5:00pm until 8:00pm
Liverpool Central Library
If you have always wanted to learn to code but haven’t had the time, or simply don’t know where to start, this event is for you! We will be providing a no-nonsense, absolute beginners introduction to Python, a hugely popular programming language which powers the likes of Google and YouTube.
Our event is partnered with LivIDEA, another pioneering initiative from University of Liverpool, who will be providing a beginner’s introduction to Arduino - an open source platform for developing electronics projects. The LivIDEA team will walk you through building your first project and will be showcasing (and racing!) some really cool robots that you can build using Arduino.
As our society’s technology and data becomes increasingly complex, coding skills are becoming increasingly important to employers across all sectors. HiPy’s aim is to demystify code and empower anyone who wants to learn this incredibly important skill to do so.
Got Data? Plot it with Python
Wed 11 Apr 2018, 3:00pm until 5:00pm
Life Sciences Building, 2nd Floor, Seminar Room 6
Do you have oodles of data coming out of your ears? If yes then you need Python. More specifically, you need matplotlib, a super powerful Python plotting library, to turn that data into some awesome graphs. Work with the Hive through some real examples of data processing and plotting and then try and crunch some of your own data.
Manipulating data with Python
Wed 18 Apr 2018, 3:00pm until 5:00pm
No. Not the bear variety. Pandas is one of the most widely used Python libraries in data science. It is extremely flexible and powerful and makes manipulating data incredibly sexy. Say goodbye forever to Excel. Lets bring your data into the future with Python.
This Hive is for anyone who handles data (so that's pretty much everyone right?). Biologists, psychologists, social scientists, market traders, physicists, chemists, engineers: you are all welcome. No bankers allowed (just kidding).