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A new project in my spare time…helping my nephew create games with #Python and #Pygame

Written by Greg Turnquist

Greg is a member of the Spring team, an author of several books on Spring Boot, conference speaker, and the lead for Spring Data JPA.

July 9, 2014

My nephew expressed interest last year in creating games and programs on his computer. I bought him a super cool book, Making Games with Python and Pygame. He’s been busy with other things, but today I got a call from him asking how to set up Python.

I was driving so I couldn’t get very far. But the pure fact that his parents have a Mac made me smile. We could speak on the same wavelength. I promised to send a follow up email with some HOWTO steps.

The first thing I did was reach for Asciidoctor and start writing up a handful of steps to get started. I had to really dial up the thinking, because I wasn’t writing for a pro developer. I was writing for a kid that doesn’t know any of this.

I also decided to host it all at https://github.com/gregturn/so-you-want-to-learn-python as the place to manage everything. After getting that fixed up, I realized I could pipe the generated HTML into a gh-pages branch, and host the polished stuff at So You Want To Learn Python.

Should be enough to get the ball rolling. Waiting eagerly for a response!

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