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A dauntingly large number of Zope and Python resources are available. The hardest choice is, "Where to begin?" We've whittled it down to the straight and narrow for you. Don't stray from this path until you've reached its end. After that, stray far and wide. You'll know where. Or check out the Additional Resources down below if you'd prefer a series of interesting but endless rabbit holes.

Special note: TriZPUG is not a substitute for primary sources. TriZPUG supports Zope and Python education, and is part of the Zope and Python communities, but does not attempt to replace the primary educational materials of the Zope and Python communities writ large. If you are brand spanking new to Python, please see the main Python community help page.

Beginning Python: From Novice to Professional

Beginning Python: From Novice to Professional, 2nd Edition
Good introduction for students with a little programming experience.

The author's website has an excellent ten minute Python overview.
See below for two other excellent recommendations.

Beginner's Note

If you are coming to Python as your first programming language, you have made a good choice. There is consensus among many computer scientists: Python may rate as the best choice for learning to program. If you are finding learning how to program is more difficult than you thought, consider this good advice from the Director of Research at Google.

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Upcoming Events
TriPython October 2014 Meeting: pg
Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), Biltmore Conference Room, 5th Floor, 100 Europa Drive, Suite 590, Chapel Hill,
2014-10-23
Raleigh Project Night
WebAssign, NCSU Centennial Campus, 1791 Varsity Drive, Suite 200, Raleigh,
2014-11-04
Chapel Hill Project Night
Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), Biltmore Conference Room, 5th Floor, Europa Center, 100 Europa Drive, Suite 590, Chapel Hill,
2014-11-12
TriPython November 2014 Meeting: Building a REST API with Django
WebAssign, NCSU Centennial Campus, 1791 Varsity Drive, Suite 200, Raleigh,
2014-11-20
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18:00-21:00 Raleigh Project Night
2012-11-14
18:00-21:00 Carrboro Project Night
2012-11-15
19:00-21:00 TriZPUG November 2012 Meeting: Python Koans, Contextlib, Inventory Management with Django
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