In a nutshell
Gain fluency in Python — the world’s fastest-growing major programming language — and start leveraging its versatile capabilities to build web and data science applications.
Python is a popular, well-supported, “readable” programming language that everyone from managers to analysts can leverage. Whether you have experience in programming or are looking to get started, this course will put you on the fast track to honing your Python skills. Learn programming fundamentals and build a custom web application. You’ll apply your knowledge to special topics like data analysis, data science, and web applications and leave able to confidently utilize in Python in your own work.
What you’ll need
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Programming and Python Basics
Learn programming fundamentals and Python basics, including variables, booleans, numerical operators, string concatenation, logical comparison, functions, and control flow.
Learn about common data structures, classes and inheritance, debugging principles, file I/O, accepting user input, regular expressions, code abstraction, modules and libraries
Special Topic 1: Pandas and Data Science
Learn about using Python for data science: Pandas DataFrames and series, common procedures and best practices when “cleaning” data using Pandas, data visualization, plotting with Pandas, data science workflow and terminology.
Special Topic 2: Flask and Web Application
Learn about using Python and Flask to build web applications: views, routing, rendering templates, and request processing.
A summary lab which ties together all concepts learned throughout the course. Instructors are available, but each student will decide how to implement their own application.
Why General Assembly?
Since 2011, General Assembly has transformed tens of thousands of careers through pioneering, experiential education in today’s most in-demand skills. When you learn web development, data, design, business, and more with GA, you get:
- Award-winning curriculum and expert instructors, on campus and online.
- A global, professional community of 40,000-plus full- and part-time alumni.
- Career results from leading-edge courses, with mentorship each step of the way.
Today’s complex, global economy requires a skilled workforce that can leverage technology to fuel success. General Assembly’s robust suite of courses includes all the fundamental pillars of innovation to give individuals and teams several options for growth and development. We offer programs in web development, data science and analysis, user experience design, digital marketing, product management, and more. Students can choose from a range of formats and modalities to help them best achieve their goals, including full-time, part-time, and short-form options — on campus, and online.
Courses can be taken on campus at locations in Sydney and Melbourne or virtually via a Live Online Remote Format.
Be part of a supportive community during every step of your learning journey and beyond!
At GA, you will have a dedicated student success producer, to guide you through the course and ensure you are supported throughout your journey. You will also have the opportunity to attend regular social events, to mingle with other students and alumni.