From Zero to Python: Essential Course for Absolute Beginners
What you'll learn
- You will learn how to properly install Python 3.6
- You will be introduced to variables and types
- You will learn the concepts of conditional, loops and control flows
- You will understand the basic concepts of Object Oriented Programming
- You will be introduced to the concepts of debugging and unit testing
- A computer with internet access
- For Windows and Mac users administrative access to install packages
Are you looking to change your life and become a software developer but don’t know where to start? Are you discouraged by long, multi-hour Python courses that don’t really seem to teach you what you really need to know or watched dozens of Youtube tutorials only to be more confused than before?
My name is Jorge Escobar and I have worked in some of the top tech companies in the world, from Yahoo! to MongoDB to PayPal, and now I’ve started my own educational project, FromZero, where I have helped thousands of students to kickstart their coding career.
Python is a beautiful and complex language. But the truth is you don’t need to learn all of it to start building applications. And this is what this course is about.
In about two hours I will teach you the essential parts of Python that you need to know to start using web frameworks, data science or artificial intelligence.
But don’t be fooled, we’re not cutting corners in this course. It is packed full of really complex stuff, but taught in a way that you will understand, even without having coded anything before.
Best of all, you don’t even need to have a computer. You will have the option to use a cloud-based Python development environment, so that you can practice at work or in a cyber cafe where you can pick up where you left off.
This course is so good, I even recommend it to people that have been already coding in Python for a while, as it will clear a lot of those quirky things that you always wondered about.
So, you have officially run out of excuses. You don’t need to know anything to take this course, no math, no computer knowledge.
We will start by learning about variables, strings, lists, loops and conditionals, then move on to functions, object oriented programming with classes and objects, modules and packages and round it all up with an introduction to unit testing.
The course has easy to follow and digestible video lessons as well as links to the code as we develop it. You can also purchase an eBook with all the material.
The course can take anywhere from 3 to 7 days to complete based on how much material the student completes daily.
Additionally we’re constantly updating the course, adding contents thanks to the feedback of our students.
Join this course and start your path to becoming a professional Python developer!
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who wants to learn their first programming language
- Python programmers who want to brush up the basic concepts
- Startup founders who want to kickstart their coding knowledge
From Zero is an educational project created by Jorge Escobar, a technologist, entrepreneur and open source fanatic with more than 15 years of experience in the development of web applications in New York City.
Jorge has worked in well established companies like Yahoo!, Univision and MongoDB and has also been the technical founding member of various successful tech startups that have received multiple rounds of venture capital.
The biggest problem Jorge has experienced during his career is finding well rounded developers and he interviewed hundreds of them for positions in the teams he was leading. A constant pattern (no matter if candidates came from a good university or had a few years of experience) was the lack of practical, real world knowledge.
That’s why Jorge created From Zero, an educational project that would address those practical knowledge issues through training that builds hands-on experience and equip students with the tools required to be successful in today’s technology business needs.