Beginning Website Development Using Python and Flask

​Do you know the basics of Python? Or have you worked with MVC and want to compare it to other technologies? If you're ready to build websites and have fun doing it, check out this course. Bring your basic knowledge of loops and variables, and take the next steps with the dynamic team of Susan Ibach and Christopher Harrison as they show you how to create webpages.

Walk through the foundation of Flask and Python, explore user input and data storage, and learn to create and retrieve Redis data. See some cool demos, from a basic "Hello, world" intro to an Azure deployment, and leave with the website you have built and can share with your friends. Creating websites has never been more fun!

(NOTE: To get the most out of the course, before the session, be sure to download these free tools: Visual Studio Community and Python Tools for Visual Studio. If you're a student, you have access to Visual Studio Professional 2013, for free, through DreamSpark.)

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to Flask
  • Creating Webpages in Flask
  • Requesting User Input
  • Data Storage Locations
  • Creating and Retrieving Redis Data
  • Cloud Deployment
Instructor Team
Susan Ibach | Microsoft Canada Technical Evangelist | @hockeygeekgirl

Susan Ibach is a self-professed geek and hockey nut. She is currently working as a Technical Evangelist for Microsoft Canada. This means she gets to share her geeky jokes with tech enthusiasts across the country! She taught computer programming and databases for more than 10 years and was known for her high-energy presentations. In her current role, she continues to introduce new technologies to fellow developers to help them on their projects and in their careers.

Christopher Harrison | Microsoft Content Developer | @GeekTrainer

Christopher Harrison is a self-proclaimed geek with a passion for development and educating others. He got his first introduction to technology when his father brought home a VIC-20, graduated to a Commodore 64, and kept growing from there. Christopher parlayed that into a long career as a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), with a focus on .NET development, SharePoint, and SQL Server. When offered the opportunity to become a Content Developer at Microsoft, he just couldn't resist and he made the jump.

Live Event Details
December 17, 2014
9am–5pm PST
What: Fast-paced live virtual session
Cost: Free
Audience: Beginning or experienced Web Devs looking to explore Python and Flask

Basic HTML experience​