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Study Group: Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python

Fellow Swabbie Jen decided to take the lead and organize a study group for MITx's Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Course. RSVP here if you plan to participate. Details on the course appear below.


ABOUT THIS COURSE

This course is the first of a two-course sequence: Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python, and Introduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science. Together, they are designed to help people with no prior exposure to computer science or programming learn to think computationally and write programs to tackle useful problems. Some of the people taking the two courses will use them as a stepping stone to more advanced computer science courses, but for many it will be their first and last computer science courses.

Since these courses may be the only formal computer science courses many of the students take, we have chosen to focus on breadth rather than depth. The goal is to provide students with a brief introduction to many topics so they will have an idea of what is possible when they need to think about how to use computation to accomplish some goal later in their career. That said, they are not "computation appreciation" courses. They are challenging and rigorous courses in which the students spend a lot of time and effort learning to bend the computer to their will.

Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python covers the notion of computation, the Python programming language, some simple algorithms, testing and debugging, and informal introduction to algorithmic complexity, and some simple algorithms and data structures.

Course website: https://www.edx.org/course/mit/6-00-1x/introduction-computer-science/1122


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  • Cristine

    Jamal and Jen was cool! Jamal answer any question I have about coding. Jen gave few basic coding tip which help. I'm looking forward to the next coding secession.

    November 1, 2013

  • Jamal

    Hey everyone. When you get here come to the 24th floor and make left We're in the conference room all the way in the back.

    October 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    At the front desk at 1 liberty. Who is the contact person/number? The security person is asking for it.

    October 30, 2013

  • Kathy

    If you are not planning on going, please update your RSVP. Thank you!!

    October 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry for the late change in RSVP. When will this study group be offered again?

    October 30, 2013

  • Cristine

    I would love to experience the introduction to computer science class.

    October 28, 2013

  • Jamal

    Please notice the date change. Location details coming soon!

    October 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can we attend this online?

    October 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd be interested but not sure if I can make it, have a 9 month old baby. :) Location is important!

    October 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Has a location been determined for this study group?

    October 22, 2013

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