Instructor Notes

Tips and Tricks, Common Problems, Items of Note

Making a handout

To make a handout for this lesson, adapt/print from

Regular Expressions

To teach regular expressions, instructors have used:

  • slides to quiz the audience on examples.
  • Pen and paper, to work through exercises before using a tool and to explain that there can be multiple answers to the same question.
  • Whiteboard with text examples and quized participants on regex approaches.
  • Online tools such as: Regxr, regex101, rexegper, myregexp, or whichever service you prefer.
  • Used quiz/exercise files in episodes/files.

General guidance:

  • Due to time constraints, it is best to choose the exercises that match the needs of the local community that will be attending the workshop.
  • Point to lesson quiz and exercises for additional practice/homework.

Regular Expressions

Matching & Extracting Strings

Multiple Choice Quiz