Python Introduction for non-Programmers (Christchurch)

Thursday, 21st Jun 2018
9:00am - 4:30pm
$760.00 per person (excl. GST)
Christchurch

About the course

Python was designed with a simple syntax. Clean, readable code is the norm in Python, not the exception.

This training session will introduce you to Python syntax and philosophy. You will learn about Python, and have plenty of opportunity to put it into practice. If you have little to no prior experience in programming this course is for you.

By the end of the course you will be able to write some basic Python scripts, and have a good understanding of the principles of Python, which makes it easier to learn further Python skills.

Course Outline

Programming – myths and realities
Why programmers must be particular Hands-on Python
Numbers
Basic rules of writing code (syntax)
Text
Other data types
Setting conditions (if this do that etc)
Simple functions
Why Python – benefits & use cases
Loops
Standard library
Reading code
Gotchas

Practical worked exercise

Note: These are the topics normally covered but might alter slightly depending on the needs of the attendees.

Target Audience

Those who have little or no prior programming experience, but want to learn to write some basic Python scripts.

Prequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course – just enthusiasm.