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Intro to Programming with Python

Master the fundamentals of the #1 most wanted tech skill in a live course that was also taught at Harvard University.

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COURSE STARTS

October 17

MEETING TIME

Wednesdays, 06:30PM EDT

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Three 2-hour webinars spread over three weeks, and 3 practice assignments.   

Intro to Programming with Python

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What will I learn?

Learn to code from day one.

Learn practical programming skills that are in demand by today’s best employers.

Get live guidance from a team of world-class instructors and mentors.

Learn how to do basic data wrangling using Python.

Get started writing and running Python scripts.

Gain an understanding of Python’s role in the data science ecosystem.

Practice what you are learning with real-world problems and miniprojects.

Enjoy access to a comprehensive collection of proprietary learning materials and resources.

Course curriculum

Session 1
Session 1: Programming Basics

Learn how to get started writing and running Python programs on your computer.

Session 2
Session 2: Compound Data and Control Flow

Learn how to make choices using loops and conditionals, and how to work with compound data types, such as lists and tuples.

Session 3
Session 3: Interactive Programs

Learn how to build interactive and reusable programs that can process documents and human commands.

What our students say

Instructor

Bruce Wang, MSc

Bruce is a Data Scientist at Data Plus Math, a Boston based TV attribution startup. 
Prior to this, Bruce did research in topological data analysis at Brown University, and before that, biomaterials at Boston Children's Hospital. He received his Masters in Data Science from Brown University, and his bachelors in Mathematics and Biochemistry at Boston College.

Live classes

Your class is always live, always hands-on.

Elite instructors

You learn from an elite team of industry experts who have taught at universities such as Harvard and Brown, and have trained teams at Qualcomm and Nielsen.

Sustained practice

You start coding from day one, and get valuable feedback, which is the fastest, most effective way to hone your skills and master programming.

Tailored feedback

You get personalized, live feedback and guidance directly from your instructors.

Fellowship and community

You gain access to a vibrant and engaging community of fellow students and knowledgeable mentors in every class.

From here, go anywhere

Past students have taken this course to prepare for data science and analytics job interviews, for enrollment in a traditional Master’s degree program, or for using programming and data skills to innovate in their current jobs or personal projects. Where will you go next?

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is this a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course)?

Absolutely never. Unlike other internet courses, this course is completely live. Always and forever. Your instructor is a real live person who talks to you in real time. Imagine you’re enrolled in a remote university course, and you’re attending one of the live classes. That’s the experience you get with this course—except the course is shorter than a typical university course, and more focused.

2. What does the fee cover?

Your fee covers:

·      weekly classes taught live by the instructor via webinar

·      materials and resources used in this course

·      constant support and direct feedback on your work and progress from our instructors

·      access to a vibrant online community of mentors and peers

·      applicable taxes and fees

3. Can my employer pay for this course on my behalf?

Yes.  Many of our students are employer-sponsored. Check with your employer about tuition benefits.

4. I want my team to take this course. Do you offer private training for companies?

We sure do. Check out our corporate training page for more information on the topics and formats we offer, or shoot us an email at [email protected]

5. I’m interested. What happens after I register?

After you register for this course, you get a confirmation email. You get a second email containing the details you need to hit the ground running on your first class, including:

·      recommended preparation for the first session

·      how to join the live classes

·      invitation to the online class community

6. What happens if I miss a live session?

Our courses are designed to give you the most effective and flexible learning experience available. If you miss a live session, watch the session recording the following day, and work through the weekly assignment as usual. And remember, your instructor is standing by during the week to answer your questions.

7. What if I have a question between sessions?

If you get stuck or have questions, your instructor and mentors are always available and happy to help get you unstuck—just ask.

8. What kind of weekly time commitment should I expect?

In addition to attending the 90-minute, weekly, instructor-led sessions, you should expect to spend around four hours per week studying and working on practice problems and projects.

9. Can I take this course if I live outside of the US?

Absolutely. All students, everywhere, are welcome to enrol in this English-language course.

10. I have another question.

We have an answer. Let us know at [email protected].