[python-uk] Online python training for non-programmers

Nick Sarbicki nick.a.sarbicki at gmail.com
Fri May 5 07:40:57 EDT 2017

Just as a counter point to two options posted already (Learn Python the
Hard Way and codecademy).

Both were great courses, but specifically for python2, not python3. If you
want to learn python3, and therefore be up to date with the latest
libraries (for example, scipy wiill drop python 2 support in 2020
http://www.python3statement.org/, as will Django) you should probably look

That said, codecademy is planning on upgrading their python courses this
summer (it hasn't changed for ~5 years) and I heard rumour about a python3
course by October. Likewise Zed Shaw of Learn Python the Hard Way is
supposed to have finally given in and is writing a python3 course. Although
he seemingly went completely off the rails over python3 a year or so ago so
not sure how reliable it will be.

I would personally agree with the Coursera recommendation (how I started
out, very high quality, lots of help available) and Automate the Boring

On Fri, May 5, 2017 at 12:25 PM Jurgis Pralgauskis <
jurgis.pralgauskis at gmail.com> wrote:

> https://www.codecademy.com/learn/python
> 2017-05-05 12:12 "Thomas Guest" <thomas.guest at gmail.com> rašė:
>> We have some technical staff where I work who would like to learn how to
>> use Python. These are people without a background in programming or
>> computer science, including QA engineers, medical scientists, operations
>> engineers.
>> We're on the lookout for online training material which will help them
>> learn both the language and the basics of computer science.
>> Does anyone have any recommendations or thoughts?
>> Thanks,
>> --
>> Thomas Guest
>> http://wordaligned.org
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