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Here's the info on the (Coursera) Interactive Python class:

Coursera link: https://www.coursera.org/course/interactivepython

An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python Joe Warren, Scott Rixner, John Greiner, Stephen Wong

This course is designed to be a fun introduction to the basics of programming in Python. Our main focus will be on building simple interactive games such as Pong, Blackjack and Asteroids.

About the Course This course is designed to help students with very little or no computing background learn the basics of building simple interactive applications.  Our language of choice, Python, is an easy-to learn, high-level computer language that is used in many of the computational courses offered on Coursera. To make learning Python easy, we have developed a new browser-based programming environment that makes developing interactive applications in Python simple.  These applications will involve windows whose contents are graphical and respond to buttons, the keyboard and the mouse.  

The primary method for learning the course material will be to work through multiple "mini-projects" in Python.  To make this class enjoyable, these projects will include building fun games such as Pong, Blackjack, and Asteroids.  When you’ve finished our course, we can’t promise that you will be a professional programmer, but we think that you will learn a lot about programming in Python and have fun while you’re doing it.

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  • Kat

    Hi! Juliet emailed me to say she couldn't make it and I am currently stuck in traffic, should be there by 7:30 or so.

    December 4, 2012

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