Summer 2023 Learning Community

The approach taken here is not one of an organized “class,” but rather just a loosely organized group to provide you with camaraderie, encouragement, and support. You control the pace and direction of your learning. Resources are available to use as needed. There may be opportunities to present your ideas for feedback, or just to show off! :)   

Python: We are envisioning a "Python bootcamp" in early May and "Python Month" for Mid-May and very early June. This would be for those of you who want to jump-start your learning to give you a lot of momentum going into the summer or to compress it into a shorter time period during the summer. For a more leisurely pace the Python community is spread through the summer. There is a set of video tutorials available to work through if you so desire.  

Rust: As of late fall, it seemed that no one at Concordia College had experience with Rust. So we imagine that we would all be very beginners. Thus, we are envisioning a bit more structure where we all are on a similar pace (perhaps working through the same tutorials, etc.). For those interested, we can meet regularly for encouragement and discussion. This will be focused mid-June through July. 

Microelectronics/Microcontrollers: We envision a much more open community of learners with no set schedule. There will be a physical space here in the Integrated Science Center that will have all the equipment and supplies. Those interested can use the lab and work at their own pace and be guided by their own interest. As an optional experience we plan to meet once or twice formally as a group to present what we have learned or made.  

Kickoff meeting


Basics of Git and GitHub

Brief comparison between python and rust