Starting Out in Programming with Python

Learn the fundamental programming concepts using Python whilst creating a working music library application

If you have never done any computer programming, looking at pages and pages of programme code can be daunting. Fear not! In this course, you will learn the basics of computer programming whilst creating a music library application.

This course is an ideal introduction for those looking to explore programming for fun or as a career.

Course Outline

Level

For absolute beginners, suitable if you are completely new to programming. No programming experience needed. Students will be guided as needed to complete the programming tasks.

Suitable For

Adults and Teenagers

Description

Learn the fundamental programming concepts using Python whilst creating a working music library application

Detail

Getting Started

Understanding what computer programming is all about and where Python fits in.

Computational Thinking

Understanding how computers execute a program. Using a variety of "unplugged" activities to reinforce learning.

Basic Programming Concepts

Hands-on working through the basic concepts of programming in Python – objects, identifiers, types, operators, lists, loops, decisions, modules and functions.

Program Design

Understanding how to approach building an application from scratch.

Iterative Development

Building the application bit-by-bit.

Building a User Interface

Displaying the music library nicely on the screen. Getting the user to select albums and tracks.

Testing and exception handling

Testing the application and dealing with errors

Playing the Music

Playing your selected track using a third-party library.

Duration

10 hours (usually over 2 days)

Price

Prices depend on location. See individual dates for details.

Skills you should have before you attend

Skills you will pick up in the course

Key skill categories

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to

Dates

Note that the course content may vary slightly from location to location. Please check the external link the exact course content.

Thu 29 Sep 22 to Fri 30 Sep 22

2 days 11:00AM-5:00PM

University of Arts London

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Thu 22 Dec 22 to Fri 23 Dec 22

2 days 11:00AM-5:00PM

University of Arts London

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Thu 30 Mar 23 to Fri 31 Mar 23

2 days 11:00AM-5:00PM

University of Arts London

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This course can be customised and delivered for your group or organisation. Email me with your requirements and I will get back to you.

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