Whether you are a high school student, a hobbyist, or a budding data scientist, we all benefit from those who came before us.
To help you start, Python Frederick members assembled this set of resources. We hope that what you find here will speed you on your way to becoming a master Pythonista.
If you have questions that we don’t answer here, please feel free to contact us on Twitter or Slack.
Never written a line of code before? No idea what a variable is? That’s okay! We all had to start somewhere.
Python is a great first programming language.
You’ll need a text editor to get started.
Mu is a good first choice.
Get started with Python by following First Steps With Python tutorial.
Check out this article: 10 Basic Python Examples That Will Help You Learn Fast.
If you are a visual learner, check out this YouTube tutorial: Python Tutorial for Absolute Beginners.
If you’re here to learn how to do data science in Python, then you’re in for a treat.
Python is a fantastic language for doing scientific analysis!
Christine, our resident data scientist co-organizer, put together an excellent introduction into the tools to use to do data science in Python.
Check out the presentation material on GitHub.
You can also find the accompanying presentation on YouTube.
The presentation is full of great information.
Maybe you’re a Java expert? Or perhaps you learned enough PHP to understand the basics of programming.
There are some great resources for people who already understand programming and want to learn a new language.
Do code exercises and get mentoring from the team at Exercism (for free!).