Name: [002] Ian Ozsvald
Member: 128 months
Authored: 181 videos
Description: I am the co-founder of ShowMeDo (see, author of `The Screencasting Handbook <>`_ and the founder of the professional screencast production company `ProCasts <>`_: .. image:: ...

Resources for Python Newbies [ID:027]

a series of video-tutorials by Ian Ozsvald

A short introduction to the on-line world of resources for Python programmers, targetted at newbies but probably useful for anyone in the Python world.

Video Tutorials

1. An introduction to Python resources - Part 1/2

On-line resources to help you get started with Python programming. Here I introduce the resources I'd show to any new Python programmer. Note that the audio finishes abruptly at the end of the video - sorry about that! Uploaded on 20th October 2006, running time 12 minutes. Would you show your appreciation if you like this video? Just visit and vote for this video - thanks. I refere [...]

2. An introduction to Python resources - Part 2/2

Here in the second ShowMeDo I discuss some Python news sites and blogs, Google Groups and the community and mention some of the notable Python projects that you may have heard about. Uploaded on 20th October 2006, running time 16 minutes. Would you show your appreciation if you like this video? Just visit and vote for this video - thanks. I reference the following resources: Daily [...]

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Educating the Open-source Community With Showmedo

Although as important as the software it supports, education and documentation are relatively neglected in the Open-source world. Coders love to code, and explaining how best to use or improve the software tends to be deferred or even sidelined.

At Showmedo we believe the community can play a vital role here and also say thanks for the tools and software that make our lives easier. If you have a piece of software you love or a programming langugage you are enthusiastic about, why not make a screencast showing others how to use it? All the stuff you wish you'd been told, the tips, tricks, insights that would have saved you time and frustration.

Screencasting is easier than you think, and we're happy to help you. You can emailus for advice or just use some of the how-to screencasts on the site. This screencasting learning-pathis a good place to start.

Kudos and Thanks for Ian

3 Minute Oveview (What Does Python Look Like?)

simple and informative. you draw me in
70 months ago

Learning Paths

This series lies on the following learning-paths. Learning-paths are a new initiative at Showmedo, to start structuring our content better. You can find out more here.



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