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Gary Meade

Gary Meade
Australia
Software Development

Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential

Written a year ago
If there was only one word I could use to describe this course, it would be 'inspirational'. My big take-away is that I do have the capacity to learn anything I desire, so long as I do so methodically, at my own pace, and using all the brilliant strategies demonstrated here. Thanks so much for this course!
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Gary Meade completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python (Part 1)

Written a year ago
Really disappointed with this course. I went to take the quiz but was informed that I would need to pay a fee to do so. I have never needed to do this for any other MOOC.
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Gary Meade is taking this course right now, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

Programming Foundations with JavaScript, HTML and CSS

Written 9 months ago
I was really turned off to the point of exiting this course after watching a video describing green screen technology. It had me cringing so much that I really couldn't take the teachers seriously afterwards. Much of the content here has been over-simplified to the point of ridiculous, and while some of the instructors do a good job of teaching, others just inspire yawns. There are far better courses if you wish to learn programming than this one - look up Dr Chuck for one.
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Gary Meade is taking this course right now, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.

Building Web Applications in PHP

Written 9 months ago
I have only done week 1 but am hooked already. I've taken Dr Chuck's Python for Everyone so knew what to expect, and Chuck doesn't disappoint - he seriously cracks me up, but the best thing is he really loves this stuff and his passion shows. I feel smarter just in the first week of content alone.
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Gary Meade is taking this course right now, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

Python Data Structures

Written 8 months ago
Dr Chuck does it again! He is seriously the most entertaining computer science professor you will ever come across - I was LOLing all the way through. And the fact that he throws in a brilliant free text just makes this an insanely good course.

One tip I'd give any student is to read the entire corresponding textbook chapter and work through EVERY exercise, not just the assignments on Coursera, as the text fills in some gaps and really helps to make the solidify learning the material. I've found the whole thing to be good fun.
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Gary Meade completed this course, spending 12 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

Python for Everybody - Exploring Information

Written 8 months ago
This was a really entertaining course that really gave me a sense that I could learn to program and enjoy the process. Dr Chuck is definitely the ultimate programming instructor, there is never a dull moment here, and he includes a free copy of his textbook which perfectly complements the course.
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Gary Meade completed this course, spending 10 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

Using Databases with Python

Written 7 months ago
Chuck turned up the heat a bit with this course after giving us a pretty cruisy ride-through Python fundamentals in all the previous courses of the specialisation. Still, nothing was too crazy, and it continued to be entertaining as hell. While I don't feel like a Python or database guru, and I'm not about to start my first big app, I feel just that bit more confident to continue my learning journey on to some more intermediate courses.
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Gary Meade completed this course, spending 10 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

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