Introduction to Python Coding Bootcamp
18

Friday, 18 December

12 7 pm EST

GA Houston (Livestream)

Online Class
Livestream
$250 USD
Regular Ticket
$250 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

Introduction to Python Coding Bootcamp | December 18

Jonathan Bechtel Photo


Technical Lead, Health Kismet

18

Friday, 18 December

12 7 pm EST

GA Houston (Livestream)

Online Class
Livestream
$250 USD
Regular Ticket
$250 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Workshop

New to programming but unsure of where to start? Heard a lot about the usefulness of the Python programming language, but don’t know how to put the pieces together? Stop struggling to learn the basics on your own and fast forward your career with this introductory bootcamp.

This workshop is designed for complete novices who have no previous experience with programming and want a gentle but comprehensive introduction to the Python programming language. We’ll start from the very beginning and incrementally build up your knowledge in tiny bites so that by the end of the day you’ll have a natural intuition about what programming is, and how its different pieces fit together.

The workshop is designed to emphasize hands-on activity, and class time is built around continuous, repetitive exercises that gradually re-enforce key concepts so that by the end of the day you will have pieced together the foundations of programming using Python’s easy, intuitive syntax. This class is ideal for students looking to kickstart their own path of knowledge acquisition and equip themselves for a lifetime of easier self-learning.

The well-being of our employees, students, clients, instructors, and guests is our number one priority here at General Assembly. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation very carefully and are adjusting delivery of our programs.


Due to the current health concerns, all GA short-form events, workshops & bootcamps will temporarily be held online - including this one.


Registered students will be notified 24 hours in advance of this program with information on how to log in to the Zoom Meeting Room and other tools you’ll need for the session. Registration for this class will close 2 hours prior to the session start in order to allow all students ample opportunity to have the technology enabled.

Takeaways

  • How to setup your own programming environment and run scripts on your computer.
  • How to use variables to manipulate data.
  • Python’s major data structures that store information in programs.
  • Strings, and their most common methods.
  • Lists and list methods.
  • Dictionaries and dictionary methods.
  • Control structures, and how to build logic into your programs.
  • How to use functions to make program logic flexible yet powerful.
  • lThe larger python ecosystem, and what to study next depending on your personal goals.

Finally, participants will leave with a clear pathway forward to continue python learning, either through self learning or direction towards other workshops.

Preparation

This workshop is suited for someone who has never programmed before, or wants to brush up on the basics of programming before they enter one of General Assembly's Data Science workshops.

  • You will need access to a laptop or computer with a working webcam and microphone as well as a strong internet connection.
  • For the workshop: Please have a copy of Anaconda installed on your computer, which can be downloaded here: www.anaconda.com/distribution No previous programming experience is required for this workshop
  • This course will occur completely online using Zoom and Slack.
  • Course set up information will be emailed to all students signed up around 24 hours before (and again an hour before) your course launches.

About the Instructor

Jonathan Bechtel Photo

Technical Lead,
Health Kismet

Jonathan Bechtel is the technical lead for Health Kismet, a nutraceutical sciences company that leverages the latest research in biological and computer sciences to deliver unique research and deliverable insights to make the Natural Products and Pharmaceutical industries work better. He models data in Python, does software development in Javascript, and can always be found with a good academic paper in his backpack. Just ask him!

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