[python-uk] Python beginners' course

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Wed Jul 20 15:36:18 EDT 2016

For encouraging others to learn Python:-

Starting 25 July
Audit only, buy the course, or pay for entire specialisation

An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python (Part 1)

About this course: This two-part course is designed to help students 
with very little or no computing background learn the basics of building 
simple interactive applications. Our language of choice, Python, is an 
easy-to learn, high-level computer language that is used in many of the 
computational courses offered on Coursera. To make learning Python easy, 
we have developed a new browser-based programming environment that makes 
developing interactive applications in Python simple. These applications 
will involve windows whose contents are graphical and respond to 
buttons, the keyboard and the mouse.

In part 1 of this course, we will introduce the basic elements of 
programming (such as expressions, conditionals, and functions) and then 
use these elements to create simple interactive applications such as a 
digital stopwatch.  Part 1 of this class will culminate in building a 
version of the classic arcade game "Pong".

Recommended Background - A knowledge of high school mathematics is 
required. While the class is designed for students with no prior 
programming experience, some beginning programmers have viewed the class 
as being fast-paced. For students interested in some light preparation 
prior to the start of class, we recommend a self-paced Python learning 
site such as codecademy.com.

Source: An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python (Part 1) - 
Rice University | Coursera
Address : <https://www.coursera.org/learn/interactive-python-1>
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