It's not often that you get to use a language as powerful and as versatile as Python. Python is a great language for writing web applications, cross-platform desktop applications, Artificial Intelligence software, shell scripts, perform scientific computation, and even create home automation software. To master these skills, you'll need a solid understanding of the Python language. In this course, Programming with Python, you'll start by learning the fundamentals of the language before venturing out to learn more advanced concepts like working with functions, modules, strings, numbers, dates and times, data structures, control statements, and much more. When you are finished with this course, you'll have a solid foundation to go out and build your own applications using Python.
My name is Zak Ruvalcaba and I have been researching, designing, and developing for the Web since 1995. I specialize in web and mobile web site and application development focusing on responsive user interface design, user experience, and usable presentation. I hold a Bachelor's degree from San Diego State University and a Master of Science in Instructional Technology from National University in San Diego.
I have been teaching at the community college level for over 14 years at several community colleges including the San Diego Community College District, Mt. San Jacinto, and Palomar College. That experience has landed me the position of Associate Professor for the Front-End Web Developer Certificate Program at the San Diego Community College District's Continuing Education North City campus. Aside from my teaching duties I am also the full time web developer at MiraCosta College.