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Python Beginner’s Night at Astro

Last night we held the first TriPython Python Beginner’s Night. About twenty three people interested in Python attended. Many of them were very experienced developers who answered all kinds of questions. From the very basic to the advanced.

A big thanks to all the Caktus Group folks who attended. You helped a lot of people! Thanks also to the other volunteers who attended. It's really cool to live in a city with so many people who enjoy helping others.

The next free Python Beginner's Night is Monday July 6, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm here at Astro Code School (map). We'll be here on the first Monday of each month with free pizza and Python experts. If you can join us please RSVP on the Meetup page. See you soon!

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Brian Russell wrote this
on Jun 19, 2015.

Learn About Astro Code School Info Session

Learn About Astro Code School Info Session Join us online at 10am EDT on Thursday, June 25, 2015 for a Google Hangout information session. Caleb and I will host the hangout and talk a little bit about Astro then answer any questions you might have. Please share this post and RSVP on the Hangout page.

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Brian Russell wrote this
on Jun 18, 2015.

Astro Launches in Durham

Astro Code School Director Brian Russell tells Durham Mayor Bill Bell about the school

Friday May 1 we held our launch party. A lot people showed up to welcome Astro Code School to Durham and learn about what we do. I had a great time telling our story to guests. Plus it was fun to meet Mayor Bell!

As a resident of the City of Durham I love working Downtown. It's close to where I live, convenient to a lot of great food and drink, and a great place to run into cool people all the time. I feel as if I'm part of something really awesome at a cool time in Durham history.

Astro's mission to educate people really fits well with a community who's committed to serving others. I first learned about this awesome attribute of Durhamites from friends who work at local non-profits. Inspired by them I joined AmeriCorp in 2004 as a technology VISTA at the Durham Literacy Center. This experience gave me quite an education and was a big influence on me.

A giant thanks to all the people at Caktus Consulting Group who helped organized the event. Without them it wouldn’t have been possible.

Caktus CTO Colin Copeland, Durham Mayor Bill Bell, and Caktus CBO Alex Leman

We’re right downtown Durham at 108 Morris Street. I hope that when you have a moment you'll stop in and say hi.

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Brian Russell wrote this
on May 28, 2015.

Intro to Django by PyLadies RDU

PyLadies RDU will be offering a free four hour workshop on Django here at Astro! It'll be taught by Caktus Django developer Rebecca Conley. They'll conduct it here at Astro Code School on Saturday May 30, 2015 from 4pm to 8pm. For more information and to RSVP please join the Pyladies RDU meetup group.

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Brian Russell wrote this
on Apr 24, 2015.

Astro Launch Party

What: Astro Code School Launch Party
Where: 108 Morris Street, Suite 1B, Durham, NC 27705
When: May 1, 2015, 6pm - 9pm

You are invited to the Astro Code School launch party! We’ll have light refreshments and opportunities to meet the fine folks at Astro and Caktus Consulting Group. Come learn more about the first full-time code school to specialize in Python and Django on the East Coast!

Please RSVP at the URL above. I hope you can make it!

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Brian Russell wrote this
on Apr 17, 2015.