Introduction to Python

Los Angeles campuses

GA Los Angeles (Santa Monica)
1520 2nd Street
Santa Monica CA 90401

GA Los Angeles (DTLA)
360 E. 2nd Street, Suite 400
Los Angeles CA 90012

Past Locations for this Class

Introduction to Python

Los Angeles

Los Angeles campuses

GA Los Angeles (Santa Monica)
1520 2nd Street
Santa Monica CA 90401

GA Los Angeles (DTLA)
360 E. 2nd Street, Suite 400
Los Angeles CA 90012

Past Locations for this Class

About this class

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 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.

In this class, you'll:

  • 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 course.

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.

Prereqs & Preparation

Prerequisites Install Anaconda beforehand.

Tip: Scroll to your operating system version and click on the install button for Anaconda with Python 3.6.

Note: We'll be using Python version 3.6 in this workshop.

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

Technical Considerations 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.

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