Programming Essentials in Python

The course is an excellent starting point for anyone who wants to learn to program through the use of Python.

Here are a couple of factors that make Python great for learning:

  • It is easy to learn – the time needed to learn Python is shorter than for many other languages; this means that it’s possible to start the actual programming faster;
  • It is easy to use for writing new software – it’s often possible to write code faster when using Python;
  • It is easy to obtain, install and deploy – Python is free, open and multiplatform; not all languages can boast that.
  • If you’re not familiar with any other languages, Python is great to begin with, because it will give you a solid foundation and allow you to learn other programming languages (e.g., C++, Java, or C) much easier and much faster.

Content

  • fundamentals of computer programming
  • basic methods of formatting and outputting data (function, literals, operators, variables, comments, output vs. input), through writing simple interactive programs
  • Basic concepts (relational operators, conditions, if/ if-else statements, loops, lists)
  • Designing and writing functions (parametrized functions, recursion, tuples and dictionaries)
  • Modules (using and importing modules, working with standard modules, errors, failures, exceptions)
  • The basic concepts of object programming (classes, a stack, methods, inheritance, generators and closures, working with real files)

Each student has access to hands-on practice materials, quizzes, and assessments to learn how to utilize the skills and knowledge gained on the course and interact with some real-life programming tasks and situations.

Goals

After training you will:

  • be familiar with the universal concepts of computer programming,
  • understand Python programming language syntax, semantics, and the runtime environment,
  • know general coding techniques and object-oriented programming.

Target Group

Everybody who want to learn the fundamentals of programming through the Python language.

Difficulty:
Type:LecturePracticeDemonstration
Status:Closing date exceeded
Duration:2-3 months (9-11 weeks)
Tutor:Jaka Cijan, Leon Štefanič Južnič
Location: Fakulteta za elektrotehniko
Tržaška 25
1000 Ljubljana
Fees:Cenik CNA
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