Computer Science – Introduction to Programming
In the first lesson you’ll be building software that solves real world problems using Python- used extensively by internet companies like Google. Perfect for a career in programming.Take This Free Course →
Professor Deep Shah, M.Sc.
Mr. Shah has a Masters of Science in Computer Engineering from New York University (NYU)
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- 24 Lessons Online
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Personal computers, the internet, and the rise of mobile computing have completely changed the world in a short amount of time. It's impacted and improved almost every facet of the various cultures and economies across the globe in the last 40 years.
Everything we know today will be completely different 20 years from now as computers, apps, programs, and artificial intelligence continue it's rapid adoption and integration into further aspects of our lives. It'll change how we travel with autonomous cars, it will change how we make things, how we receive medical care, how we fight wars, and how we interact with one another.
Understanding the fundamentals of programming is crucial to position yourself for the current and emerging careers that will result from the proliferation of technology, and how every careers and life in general will change as a result of it's adoption. As of now, there is a massive shortage of good programmers and that demand will only increase as the pace of adoption accelerates.
In this introductory course, you're actually going to be writing your own programs...in fact, at the end of this lesson you'll write your very first one. We also further explore what programming languages are, how they work, what are the different components of a computer and how they interact with your code, how to write programs using the various tools and methods like variables, lists and file libraries, and building for the internet with cloud computing, databases, and frameworks.
This course introduces students to Python, a programming language with simple syntax but a powerful set of libraries and packages (used extensively by many internet companies like Google).
Emphasis is on a thorough mastery of all the important concepts of Object Oriented Programming and powerful libraries and packages of Python. Students learn to analyze and apply these libraries and develop software for real world applications and problems.
Sample Lesson List
- What is Programming? Why Python?
- Variables and Operators
- Python in the Cloud
- Conditionals and Booleans Expressions
- Querying APIs
- Bug Testing
- …and More! 24 free lessons in total. Get Started →
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Programmers are in huge demand for a diverse set of modern jobs. You can build websites, create code for internet companies, or build cool and interesting apps. The following is sample job data on salary and growth from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for jobs as a computer programmer, along with recommendations based on our research.
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Job Growth Rate-8%
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