Intro to Python | FREE Online Livestream | June 7

Free
Tuesday, 7 June, 2022
5 7 am EDT
Singapore (Online)

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.

What will this remote learning experience be like?

  • Ask questions and interact with peers and expert instructors —all in real time. Collaborate via live chatbox and Q&A.
  • Complete hands-on coursework in an online classroom designed to keep you engaged and focused.
  • Gain accountability and guidance from your instructor and fellow classmates to help you turn skills into career success.

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 we'll send sign in instructions right away.

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.

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 course.

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.

About the Instructor

Wee Kiang Yeo Photo

Director, Data Science, Hoow Foods

Dr Yeo is currently Director, Data Science at the food technology start-up, Hoow Foods. He leads a team of motivated data scientists with the goal of using AI to make healthy food delicious again. Dr Yeo received his doctorate from National University of Singapore. For his PhD work, he specialized in machine learning and data mining in a multinational pharmaceutical company, where he built methodologies for the discovery of drug candidates for which he received the Best Graduate Researcher award. In addition, Dr Yeo has more than 3000 hours of overseas and local classroom teaching and facilitation experience, mainly focused on Data Science and Machine Learning. He is currently a part-time lecturer at Nanyang Technological University and was previously the Lead Instructor (Data Science Immersive) at General Assembly.

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