Python for absolute beginners. "A great way to learn Python"
What you'll learn
- Create and execute Python programs by installing the correct software on your computer
- Work with common datatypes like numbers and strings by using them in the exercises
- Use variables to store and retrieve the result of calculations and make decisions by using if/else clauses
- Create todo-lists and address books by using various Python list types
- Organise code better by using functions and splitting up code in modules
- Read and write text files to store data and protect your code with the help of error handling
- having an interest in learning how to program
- a Windows, macOS or linux computer
This course teaches developers what they should know when they start with Python. The focus is on topics like calculating, using variables, lists and loops and conditional branching.
These programming fundamentals will not only help you to understand Python but will also be a great introduction to programming languages in general.
People who especially benefit from this course, are:
enthusiasts who have never programmed before and like to explore the field of programming
professionals who use Python at work for small tasks and want to use the language more effective
employees who are looking for a new job in IT and are looking for a Python basics course to start at the beginning
People who have never programmed before can be overwhelmed with the possibilities in the world of programming. How do you find the right introduction? Most courses are boring or they do not start at the beginning. This causes the aspiring programmer to stop learning.
This course is different. Together we start with the absolute basics like installing Python and choosing a code editor. From there you learn to program basic programming tasks with the help of many examples and exercises. After the course, you understand better why programming is not just keyboard-work and why developers really enjoy it.
What can you do after this course?
you are able to write your own small programs like todo-lists and address books
you understand better how apps on your laptop and phone are created
you can make a decision if you like programming and want to explore Python further
Course introduction: What is Python? Install Python and a code editor.
Datatypes and variables: Numbers and strings. Store values in variables. Combine variables and text.
Lists and loops: Working with lists, tuples and dictionaries and learning their unique features.
Selection: Conditional branching with the help of if/else clauses.
Functions: Combine repeating code into functions that can be called from your code.
Organizing code: Python modules like datetime and random. Create your own modules to keep code organized.
Files and error handling: Read and write from text files. Protect your programs from crashing with exception handling.
2,5 hours video time, ~6 hours including practicing exercises.
This course is taught by Loek van den Ouweland, a senior software engineer with 25 years of professional experience. Loek is the creator of Wunderlist for windows, Microsoft To-do and Mahjong for Windows and loves to teach software engineering.
Students of this course tell me:
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Great way of teaching Python. The exercises at the end of each lesson were perfect ways of cementing the lesson. I would definitely look into other courses by this instructor!”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “If you're looking to learn Python, then you can't go wrong with this instructor and his selection of excellent courses.”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “The method used by the instructor is excellent: theory and then hands-on.”
Who this course is for:
- enthusiasts who have never programmed before and like to explore the field of programming
- professionals who use Python at work for small tasks and want to use the language more effective
- employees who are looking for a new job in IT and are looking for a Python basics course to start at the beginning
Loek van den Ouweland (Wunderlist, Microsoft Todo) is a born teacher. Right from the start of his career, he was told that a programmer helps his customers best when he shows what his products can do and how they are built.
He worked in many companies as programmer and trainer and enjoys to share the secrets of programming with others.
Loek has 25 years of experience training people with different backgrounds, all ages, working in branches ranging from medical systems to manufacturing and academics to aerospace.