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HBHL Coding Club

A 10-week introduction to programming in Python

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Learn the fundamentals of programming in Python through a combination of collaborative group workshops and guided independent learning. Gain hands-on experience and work through real-world examples with the support of a small group of peers.

This is a beginner-level series intended for graduate students and postdocs with little to no previous experience in programming.


The series will run for 10 weeks, from October 3 to December 5, and will consist of:

  • Weekly online lessons and activities following Codecademy’s Analyze Data with Python program (up to 10 hours per week). This can be done independently, any time during the week, and requires only a computer with internet. Codecademy Pro accounts will be provided for all participants for a duration of three months.
  • Weekly 2-hour small group workshops on Thursdays at the McGill downtown campus (9-11am or 12-2pm). These are designed to build on the online lessons – you’ll work collaboratively to solve problems and apply your new knowledge to neuroscience-related examples.
  • Ongoing peer support. Stuck on the online lesson? Have a coding problem at the lab? Discovered a helpful strategy or shortcut? Online discussions between workshops will facilitate collaborative troubleshooting and idea sharing.


The Fall 2019 edition of the HBHL Coding Club is full. 

We would like to acknowledge that McGill University is located on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabeg nations. McGill honours, recognizes and respects these nations as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which we meet.