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Intro Programming with Python

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This five week course (meeting on 07/09, 07/16, 07/23, 07/30, 08/06 from 6pm – 8:30pm) is our introduction to programming series featuring the programming language, Python. Python is a widely used, high level programming language that is great for learning programming, due to its focus on readability.

Our introduction to programming course provides a quick, yet in depth dive into fundamentals of programming by focusing on practical uses and giving students a hands-on experience with coding. Ultimately, we expect students to have the skills to move on afterwards to learn and apply their skills with working on open source software, independent projects, and in-general logical thinking.

Course Outline

* Intro to Python

* Conditional Statements

* Functions

* Loops and Iteration

* File I/O

* Object Oriented Concepts

* Working with Strings

* Using Modules


In order to take this class, we’d love students to come in with:

*A working laptop with any operating system: Linux, Windows, or Mac.

*A willingness to learn, as this will be an interactive and hands on class.

*Knowledge of basic math and algebra, math logic is a plus.

*Knowledge of basic computer concepts: how to download/install software, use the internet, word processing.

About the Instructor

Dale Fletter is a Computer Science PhD student with a focus in computer science pedagogy and has considerable experience teaching programming.

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  • James E.

    Concise, and practical.

    July 9, 2014

  • James E.

    Want to confirm the dates. Overview notes it's a five week course, which starts 07/16. When is the first day? 07/09 or 07/16

    July 7, 2014

  • David B.

    Will this be offered later this year? I am interested but have a conflict with another class I am taking

    July 7, 2014

    • Richard J.

      Hey David, we hope we can continue to offer this course. There're a few people interested in teaching further programming courses out of the space.

      July 7, 2014

    • David B.

      Do you know if it will be offered in the fall?

      July 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    As a student who's done online learning I think it's pretty reasonable. I think the biggest help would be to offer a reoccurring question and answer night in conjunction with online learning. My biggest issue with online learning is getting stuck somewhere and not have anyone in person to ask questions of... I'd be interested in making it a yearlong thing too. Question night once a week or so. It'd help me stick with learning.

    June 30, 2014

    • Richard J.

      Hey Don, I hear you. Coursera has done a lot of work on organizing meetups (through meetup!) so that people do have a live, in the flesh, feel to their course.

      June 30, 2014

  • Royanne M.

    Is there an outline as to what's covered? Is this class for programmers or non-programmers or both.

    June 30, 2014

    • Richard J.

      Hey Royanne, the outline above gives you an idea of what will be covered. This is an intro class and will be geared towards both programmers and non-programmers. While programming experience is not required, basic computer skills are.

      June 30, 2014

  • David B.

    Seems kind of expensive when coursera offers a python course for free

    June 30, 2014

    • Richard J.

      It's very inexpensive given the amount of time put into the course and having a real live human as your reference for when you get stuck.

      June 30, 2014

  • David V.

    Not really. Many folks need the structure of the classroom to make progress.

    June 30, 2014

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