Python Guide for the Total Beginner LiveLessons is an introduction to programming in Python. Students will learn not only about the basics of programming and how to work with Python, they will delve into advanced concepts, such as object oriented programming, working with database, developing for the web, and creating games.
Katie Cunningham is a Python developer and author of Teach Yourself Python in 24 Hours. She's a frequent teacher, not only at conferences, but at events geared towards improving diversity in the open source arena and increasing the number of children exposed to programming.
The lessons are split into six parts. In the first, Python is installed, the student is introduced to their development environment, and some programming basics are introduced. In the second lesson, students are introduced to object oriented design, and are taught how to make custom data types in Python. In the third lesson, program design and documentation are discussed, and in the fourth, students learn about various ways to deal with data. The fifth lesson introduces the student to web and game development, and the sixth lesson talks about the proper way to save code, how to fix bugs, and what the student can do now that they've learned the basics of Python. The final lesson is two case studies, where the code behind two fully-functioning programs is reviewed.
About the Author:
Katie Cunningham is a fervent advocate for Python, Open Source Software, and teaching more people how to program. She is a Python and Django Developer at Cox Media Group Digital & Strategy Team. Previously she worked at NASA as a Python developer. Katie lives in Washington, DC with her husband and two children.