What You’ll Learn
You’ll learn the fundamentals of code using Python. However, unlike most coding courses, this class doesn’t give you an exhaustive list of minutiae; instead, you learn just enough to start using code. The goal is for you to finish the class with (a) a set of nifty tools, (b) the ability to write more nifty tools, and (c) the recognition of code’s value in automating day-to-day functions. You’ll cover the following concepts throughout the course:
- Data types, expressions, variables
- Control Logic
What You'll Build
Along the way, you’ll create a set of tools to demonstrate these concepts:
- Email List Reformatter
- Temperature Report
- Umbrella Recommender
- Password Strength Checker
- Days Until your Birthday
- Secret Messages
The class is designed for anyone with little to no knowledge of coding. No prerequisite knowledge is required. All you need is a laptop, internet, and an hour of time.
The class will include links to exclusive resources including the following:
- All 6 completed nifty tools
- 70+ practice problems with solution walkthroughs (an hour of bonus content!)
- Extra 27 practice problems with full working solutions
- Downloadable slides, with access to all updated versions in the future
- Links for further reading
Want to learn more?
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Acknowledgements: This course roughly follows UC Berkeley’s introductory computer science textbook: composingprograms.com. B-roll used in introductory video CC-0 licensed by Pexels.