# Draw fractals with Python

## Aim

The aim of this workshop is to show people what the Mandelbrot
fractal really is and how to compute it.
Not only that, but we also use Python to create a rendering of the Mandelbrot
set like the one shown below:

The program we will write together can zoom in on arbitrary points when
you click the fractal, can save screenshots and can even save all the frames it
generates, so you can create a GIF like the one above.

## Content

During this workshop I teach you how the Mandelbrot set is defined in
mathematical terms and then we go over that definition together, to turn it into
something that a computer program can compute.

We will be working on our program incrementally, so you'll go through many
different renderings of the Mandelbrot set:

## Takeaways

If you pay enough attention and if I do my job well enough, by the time the
workshop is over, you'll have

- understood the inner workings of a fractal, from the mathematical point
of view;
- created a program that can compute if a point belongs to the Mandelbrot
set or not;
- understood how to create a program that takes a long time to run but
keeps updating the user with information;
- created a progressive rendering of the Mandelbrot set.

## Additional resources

The reference code for this workshop can be found at my GitHub workshops
repository.

I also wrote a couple of blog posts that deal with fractals and
drawing them.