Python Programming Crash Course | Online
12

September 11 – September 19
2 Sessions

GA Brisbane (Online)

Online
Online
$450 AUD
Regular Ticket
$450 AUD
Total

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Python Programming Crash Course | Online | September 12

Nicolas Paris Photo


Head of Data Architecture, Cloud Cover

12

September 11 – September 19
2 Sessions

GA Brisbane (Online)

Online
Online
$450 AUD
Regular Ticket
$450 AUD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Workshop Series


Python is a versatile and widely-used programming language with many applications. This workshop series explores Python's place in the scientific ecosystem, and how the language, with several readily-available open-source libraries, can serve as a powerful tool for data analysis.

Designed as a stand-alone crash workshop to Python programming, this class is also a recommended refresher for participants planning to enrol in General Assembly's upcoming part-time and full-time Data Science courses. The workshop is hands-on and exercise based, so participants will get plenty of practice.

Lunch provided, including vegetarian options.

Note: You will be given homework tasks to complete between the two sessions to ensure the best learning outcomes for this program.

A laptop is required for this workshop.

Schedule

Sep 12
Saturday, 12 September 11 am – 6 pm AEST Python Programming Crash Course Part One
  • Configuration - Software installation and setup
  • Terminal 101 - What it all means and what you can do with it
  • Intro to Python - Get familiar with libraries, programming paradigms, basic functions and more
Sep 19
Saturday, 19 September 11 am – 6 pm AEST Python Programming Crash Course Part Two
  • Review Homework
  • Jupyter Markdown Basics
  • Intro to Git and Github
  • Intermediate Python - More functions, databases, data science, machine learning and more

Takeaways

  • Ability to write and run Python scripts
  • Ability to use Python for basic data analysis tasks (data cleaning and reformatting, exploration, analysis)
  • Understanding of Python’s role as a tool in the backend and analysis toolkits
  • Understanding of the possibilities opened up through a better understanding of Python

Preparation

General technical savvy, and comfort with computers.

Some prior experience with use of computers for analysis or repetitive tasks would be helpful.

Please install Anaconda for Python 3.7, which is a free distribution of python that includes libraries of open source python tools. (www.anaconda.com/download/#macos).

Please Note

  • This session is taken completely online using Zoom and Slack.
  • You will need access to a laptop or computer with a working webcam and microphone as well as a strong internet connection. .
  • Download Zoom. Zoom is the video conferencing tool we will use. It works a lot like Google Hangouts or Skype. You will need to create an account in order to join the call.
  • We will provide a link to the session via email 24 hours in advance - keep an eye on your inbox

About the Instructor

Nicolas Paris Photo

Head of Data Architecture,
Cloud Cover

Nicolas is Cloud Cover's Head of Data Architecture.

Previously, Nicolas was Healint's Chief Technology Officer, where he uses data science to help patients suffering from chronic conditions. With over 20 years of coding experience, he guides his teams in using big data and machine learning to design mobile applications that help patients in improving their condition, Healthcare organisations in generating real-world evidence for patients, and Researchers in enhancing treatment outcomes and expediting clinical trials.

Previously, Nicolas worked at STT, an Indonesian FMCG manufacturer, and GEFCO, the logistics subsidiary of PSA group, bringing data insights to C-level executives.

Nicolas holds a Master in Finance from IE Business School, and is an AWS certified professional.

Refund Policy

We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.

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