Python 101: Python for absolute beginners
What you'll learn
- Beginner-friendly Python
- How to start coding even if you've never coded before
- A willingness to learn how to code
- Internet to streamt he videos
- A laptop or desktop to code (sorry, you can't code on your phone!)
Welcome to Python 101 - your first step to learning how to program using Python.
Python is in the top 3 most popular programming languages in the world. BIt's easy to learn, easy to read, and easy to write, plus Python is incredibly powerful.
Some of the things you can create with Python are:
Automation tools for your home
Some of the most popular companies in the world use and support Python, too. Such as:
Google who owns YouTube (made with Python)
Facebook who owns Instagram (made with Python)
Dropbox (made with Python)
You get the point.. there's a lot of them!
And in 2021 you will definitely want to know Python as it becomes more powerful and more popular. As it grows, so will job demand for Python programmers. The nice thing is: Python is easy to learn and quick to get a hang of.
But why use Python instead of other languages like Java?
Python is consistently the top choice for new programmers - not because it's beginner-friendly, but because it's easy to read and write. You don't have to learn all sorts of new rules or write crazy letters beside each other. Python is made in such a way you can literally just read through your code like it's a book. No other language has that kind of power. Plus it's fast and scales well when there's a lot of use, unlike Node.js.
How much effort will this course take?
Barely any! I've taught thousands of people how to program using Python and I've designed a perfect beginner course. I expect this course to take you about 7 hours in total, that's including all the small tasks at the end of almost every lesson and the final project.
Why Kalob as your instructor?
Hello, I'm Kalob, your instructor through Python 101. I'm a seasoned Python programmer, senior web developer, and have taught tens of thousands of people how to code using Python. I have helped people learn to make websites with absolutely no prior experience and then helped them land their first job at companies like Google, AWS, Facebook, Netflix, and more.
I write Python every day, even for my hobby projects. It's my #1 choice for a programming language and I'm passionate about it. And once you start learning Python, I'm confident you'll be passionate about it as well.
Can I take this class if I'm on Windows, macOS, or Linux?
Yes, of course, you can! There are only a few small cases where you would do things differently on Windows than on macOS, and I show you all the commands for every operating system in this course.
Heads up! macOS and Linux are very similar operating systems behind the scenes. So we only need to cover one of them to learn both. Windows is the oddball, but it's still supported in this course.
You will need a few things to get started in this course. First, a text editor like VS Code. And then you'll need to download and install Python.
Download VS Code for free
Download Python for free
Thank you for reading through this course description. I hope you choose Python as your programming language — if you do, I promise you won't regret it.
Who this course is for:
- People who want to learn how to code
- People who want to get into fintech
- People who want to get into data science
- People who want to get into machine learning
- People who want to code things for fun (or professionally!)
He is a professional web developer who's been developing websites and working with startups since 1999. He also has a broad set of skills in software, web development, and information technology.
Teaching over 450,000 students on Udemy alone, he's helped hundreds of thousands of people learn web development. From zero to hero and novice to ninja, he's considered a top teacher by thousands. With so much experience, why not give his experience and knowledge to others so they can fulfill their dreams?
The passion to learn and to share his knowledge by teaching and helping others is something that drives him. It's a passion he's had since he was born. Kalob's ability to turn complex programming concepts into easy-to-understands bits of knowledge has been called his "superpower".
Throughout the years, Kalob has built hundreds, if not thousands, of websites, and has created multiple companies from his ideas and software. He also provides one-on-one coaching and startup consulting to new organizations.
Teaching isn't an option in Kalob's life, but a moral obligation to pass on knowledge to others.