Python for Beginners: One Day Workshop

Sydney Campus

GA Sydney
1 Market Street, Podium Building (entry via Kent Street, to the red-brick building, next to My Lua)
Sydney NSW 2000

Past Locations for this Workshop

Python for Beginners: One Day Workshop | Sydney

Sydney Campus

GA Sydney
1 Market Street, Podium Building (entry via Kent Street, to the red-brick building, next to My Lua)
Sydney NSW 2000

Past Locations for this Workshop

About this workshop

Whether you want to become a web developer, a data scientist or a high frequency trader - Python has an unmatched ecosystem of open source libraries that can help you achieve any goal you can think of. However, if you have never done any programming before, learning your first programming language can feel difficult or intimidating. We are here to get you right on track with Python in just one day!

Working with real-world examples, you’ll:

  • Understand how to install and use Python
  • Understand the fundamental Python programming techniques and tools.
  • Discover the history of Python and how it compares to other programming languages.
  • Discuss its applications and the types of problems it can solve.

  • This bootcamp is broken down into 3 modules

    Part 1: Introduction to Python & Data Types (2 hours)

  • What is Python and why do we use it?
  • What is the difference compared to other programming languages?
  • Using the Jupyter Notebook
  • Understanding Python data types including lists, tuples and dictionaries
  • Part 2: Control Statements & Functions and Classes (2 hours)

  • Understanding control statements
    1. For loops, break, continue
    2. If… elif… else
    3. Boolean Algebra
    4. While loop
  • Understanding control statements
  • Part 3: Python Programming Practices (2 hours)

  • Write and call Python functions
  • Exception handling
  • Real-world examples:
    1. Reading data from a file
    2. Writing data into a file
    3. Read data from an internet API
    4. Visualize data in a chart

    Takeaways

    After this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Use Python interactively via Jupyter Notebook
  • Use various Python data types (string, list, tuple, and dictionary)
  • Use Python control statements (if...elif...else, for, break, continue, while)
  • Write and call a simple function and simple classes
  • Import and utilize a module
  • Read from and write to a text file
  • Use an API and visualize data
  • Prereqs & Preparation

    This workshop is made for beginners. It is valuable for analysts, product managers, mathematicians, business managers or anyone else that wants to learn how to code in Python. No prior programming experience is needed. Bring a laptop with Google Chrome installed. No additional software needs to be installed.

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