Teaching Python to Haredim (and a CNN visit)

Posted by noamelf on July 10, 2015

For the last couple of months I’ve been involved in a great project: getting Haredic (ultra-orthodox jews) man into the software world!

Last week, we got an exciting visit from Oren Libermann, a CNN reporter, who published this nice story.

My job in the training process is to teach them the Python programing language. Were doing a 3 month course, in which we go from learning the basic features of the language to writing a full blown (but small) software project.

The last mini-project we did might give an short example of what the course entails: the students we’re given a CSV file, with some basic data about the world’s countries. They needed to analyze that data and create a website which they published later using Github pages. Here is a sample of the results: 1, 2, 3.

Theres much more to write and I’ll try to update as the course advances!