6 weeks | 1.5 hours per week
Python is programming language of choice for data science and the number one tool for analytical professionals. A data scientist is able to use Python to combine statistical and machine learning techniques to analyze and interpret large sets of complex data. This course aims to provide participants with a solid foundation in programming concepts and fundamental experience using them with Python. On completing this course participants will be able to (i) demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical and practical fundamentals of programming and (ii) demonstrate a practical understanding of how to write Python programs.
In order to succeed in this program, participants will need access to a laptop and experience using a web browser, able to perform a Google search, basic understanding of how to create, edit and save files, familiarity installing basic software (such as Microsoft Office) and (most importantly) the determination to learn a new skill. There is no cost but we ask for a US$200 refundable deposit as a pledge for your commitment to the program. This deposit will be returned if 80% of the classes are attended.