Before I'll tell you exactly how I plan to take you from where you are now to being a confident junior software engineer with a complex project written in Python, superb problem solving skills and solid programming foundations, let me start with this:
3 SIMPLE CHANGES TO QUICKLY SEE PRACTICAL RESULTS WHEN LEARNING HOW TO CODE
If one of your biggest fears in learning programming is getting stuck, wasting time and lack of practical results then I think I can help you.
I remember these hard beginnings. When I first started learning programming I was frequently becoming demotivated and frustrated. After many months I couldn’t see any results. Getting a well paid job was a dream, which seemed so far away.
How did I overcome all of it to become one of the top software engineers in my company? Here are the things I changed to boost my progress:
By now you should know that consuming too much theory is bad. But did you ever wonder about the proper way of solving practical assignments? At the beginning of my journey I was taking every Python exercise I could find on Google, focusing on it for a maximum of 5 minutes, completing maybe 10%, looking at the solution and then moving on. It made my problem solving skills even worse than they were… Later, I tried to do the opposite and I just stopped looking at the answer whatsoever. It was so painful. I was sitting for hours (or even days) on a simple assignment from the Internet that was supposed to take 10 minutes. I became demotivated and felt that I was wasting my time.
So the optimal solution I found was to initially spend a maximum of 30 minutes on an assignment. If after 30 minutes I was stuck I allowed myself to look at the hint - a simple suggestion from the author, which pushed me a bit further. There were 3 hints in total for every assignment. Each was available to me only after 30 minutes of being stuck. My problem solving skills blossomed! With this technique I was completing mock Google interviews after a few months of practice.
At the beginning I was learning everything from YouTube. I didn’t want to spend any money on a book or an online course. Why should I if you can learn almost anything from tutorial videos?
After a while I noticed how scattered, out of date, messy and even incorrect my programming knowledge is. I think that the change of mindset from “spending” money to “investing” it in my programming skills was crucial in my development as a software engineer. As it turns out, free materials are often “free” for a reason...I still strongly advise against spending 10 000$ on bootcamps, but an online course or a book from a professional and experienced software developer is often much cheaper than bootcamps and many times better than YouTube.
When I started learning how to code I wasn’t focused. I thought that all of this talk about setting goals and dividing them into smaller chunks is rubbish. It isn’t (at least not entirely ;)).
This last change was simple. I defined my goal as writing a simple text game in Python in about 300 lines of code. Then everything I was doing started to become more focused around this goal. I had a purpose, I knew what to learn and, most importantly, I knew what was pulling me away from the goal.
These 3 simple changes made so much impact on my professional life, that sometimes I can’t even believe it.
YEARS LATER, I’M IMPLEMENTING ALL OF THESE CHANGES DIRECTLY IN THIS COURSE. HERE’S HOW I DO IT:
After each module I prepared a practical assignment testing your knowledge. It sounds scary, I know, but don't worry! There are also videos with hints, which you can watch if you're stuck for more than 30 minutes. This gradual progression of revealing an answer to the assignment gives you a chance to boost your problem solving skills to new heights. Some of my students reported a 170% increase in their ability to solve common programming problems using this method.
Every assignment and every module is focused on the goal of having a complex programming project written in Python. I prepared 10 modules, which are designed to help you achieve this transformation. My proven learning method will enable you to write a text game in the Python programming language with little or no assistance from my side (it's your choice). I will help you achieve this result no matter your background and experience.
The price of the course is a temporary time-limited offer. Currently I'm working on another programming course. To motivate myself, I decided to keep the price of "Learn Programming With Python for Absolute Beginners" at absolute minimum until I finish.
During this course you will:
Save time by having a carefully selected knowledge in the single place!
It can be overwhelming to design a learning roadmap in any discipline, especially if you're a beginner. Most of the time people consume too much theory, learn from incomplete low quality videos on YouTube taught by amateurs and eventually quit! I was so irritated watching people fall into the same traps over and over again and wasting their time, that I decided to put all my experience writing computer programs and teaching programming into this single course. I spent endless hours designing the curriculum, perfecting it and consulting it with other senior developers, so that now I can be 100% confident that "Learn Programming With Python for Absolute Beginners" is the quickest way to dive into the IT world.
Create a complex programming project in Python
I prepared 10 modules, which are designed to take you from absolute beginner to having a complex programming project. My proven learning method will enable you to write a text game in Python programming language with little or no assist from my side (it's your choice). I will help you achieve this result no matter your background and experience.
Gain practical programming problem solving skills
After each module I prepared a practical assignment testing your knowledge. It sounds scary, I know, but don't worry! There are also videos with hints, which you can watch if you're stuck for more than 30 minutes. This gradual progression of revealing an answer of the assignment gives you a chance to boost your problem solving skills to new heights. Some of my students reported 170% increase in their ability to solve common programming problems using this method.
Make your first step into the world of computer algorithms
I'll show you step by step how to implement one of the most commonly used algorithms in the world. Fun fact: recruiters almost always ask about this algorithm during interviews, that's why Module 5 is entirely dedicated to it.
Get deep understanding of the basics of programming
I focused on giving you strong understanding of programming basics such as: variables, operations on different data types, type conversion, boolean operations, if statements, for loops, while loops, nesting of loops, methods and functions, functions scope, collections (list, sets, dictionaries, tuples), operations on collections, classes and more!
Know how to stand out in the crowd of junior developers when looking for a job
There are two elements in this course, which will give you advantage over your competitors in the job market: the project you'll add to your portfolio and carefully prepared lessons with "Pro Tips" available in each module.
Understand every possible path you can take with the knowledge gained from this course
This course does not only give you extremely valuable knowledge, but also helps you discover all possibilities this knowledge opens. In the last module I will show you every path you can take to advance even further in the field, that best suits your needs and interests.
I can help you achieve it...
...no matter your educational background and age,
...even if you've never been good at math,
...even if you already tried and failed,
...even if you are not really tech-savvy,
...even if you are a serious procrastinator.