Feb 15, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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Beginning programmers: jumpstart your Python and programming careers with this 3-hour interactive tutorial.
By the end, you'll have hands-on exposure to many core programming concepts, be able to write useful Python programs, and have a roadmap for continuing to learn and practice programming in Python.
This tutorial assumes no prior programming experience.
• Python as a calculator
• Basic data types
• Interactive programs: input and output
• Making choices: booleans and flow control
• Lists and loops
We'll also practice writing Python scripts, see demos of cool Python applications, and take a quick tour of popular Python libraries.
By the end of this tutorial, you'll be in great shape to continue learning Python through longer-form resources and start working on your own Python projects.