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February 27 10:30 am - 12:30 pm PST


Andres Paz, Principal Software Developer, Microsoft


Northeastern University-Seattle, 225 Terry Ave N Room 306


This will be a hands-on workshop in which students will learn the basics of quantum programming by solving “katas”: puzzles intended to teach quantum programming concepts. Andres will give a brief introduction about the core concepts of quantum programming and explain how to use the katas. Students will then have time to work on the katas at their own pace.

About the Speaker

Andres is a Principal Software Developer at Microsoft. He has many years of experience working on everything a (classical) computer can do: compilers, applications, large scale systems, you name it. Currently, he works at Microsoft’s Research Quantum group where he’s involved with building tools and applications that will empower developers to write quantum programs at scale. Specifically, he is involved in writing the Q# compiler, the quantum simulation framework and their open source quantum samples and libraries.


Students should bring their laptop to work on the katas. Students should be familiar with classical programming concepts but no quantum programming experience is needed.

Please pre-install the latest version of .net core (available here)

The best way to download the katas is to clone their GitHub repository, thus having Git installed (or even better, cloning the repository beforehand) will be useful.

We also recommend installing Visual Studio or VS Code to help with writing code. Instructions on how to install it are here.


February 27
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Northeastern University – Seattle 225 Terry Avenue North
225 Terry Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109 United States
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