Free Intro to Python Class Online
3

Thursday, 3 December

1 3 pm EST

FREE!
Cost

Questions? Read our FAQs

Free Intro to Python Class Online | December 3

Craig Sakuma Photo


Founder, QuantSprout

3

Thursday, 3 December

1 3 pm EST

Online

Anywhere
Online
FREE!
Cost

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Workshop

Build apps for the web and unlock data-driven insights with code.

Explore the intersection of coding and data with General Assembly. During our Python-focused intro class, you’ll learn all about Python - including how to get started, advantages and disadvantages of Python, essentials of programming in Python, and tools available to build applications in Python.

  • Touch on fundamental Python programming techniques and tools.
  • Discuss its applications in data analysis and web development — and the types of problems it can solve.
  • See where Python programming fits into the data and web workflow.
  • Apply your new skills to solve a real-world problem with Python.

Chart your own career path. Pick up where this workshop leaves off. Enhance your professional skill set with Python skills in our 10-week, part-time Python Programming workshop.

Takeaways

  • Learn how to get set up and install Python and libraries.
  • Find out how to write your first Python script.
  • Figure out what tools to use for your next Python projects.

Preparation

  • This class requires a computer and strong internet connection.
  • For students on Windows, you’ll need Microsoft Windows 8/10 (32- or 64-bit). For those with Macs, you’ll need the Mac OS X 10.8.5 or higher, up to 10.11.4 (El Capitan).
  • The latest version of Python (current version 3.7).

To install Python, complete the following: - Head to Anaconda.com - Click the button to download the version for Python 3.7. - Once downloaded, run the installation prompts.

Optional: Install a text editor like Sublime Text 3. or Atom on your computer.

NOTE: A small percentage of participants may not receive emails from us due to some domains blocking our automated emails. If you do not receive sign in instructions within 1 hour of the livestream, please email hello@generalassemb.ly and someone from our team will be sure to respond to you with sign in instructions right away.

About the Instructor

Craig Sakuma Photo

Founder,
QuantSprout

Craig has been a data science and analytics instructor at General Assembly since 2014 and he has over 2,000 hours of teaching experience. Prior to teaching at General Assembly, he worked as a data scientist at Euclid Analytics. Craig has also founded an e-commerce furniture business, Deal Decor, and worked as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. He has an engineering degree from Northwestern and an MBA from Wharton. For fun, Craig enjoys traveling and has spent a total of 5 years living overseas in three different countries.

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