The Self-Taught Programmer

The Self-Taught Programmer

What you’ll learn
  • Start to program in Python 3 and build your first program.
  • Learn Object-oriented programming and create a powerful Python program to get you hooked.
  • Learn to use tools like Git, Bash, and regular expressions. Then use your new coding skills to build a web scraper.
  • Study Computer Science fundamentals like data structures and algorithms.
  • Finish with best coding practices, tips for working with a team, and advice on landing your first programming job.
    Requirements
    • This course assumes you have no prior programming knowledge. It is for beginners!
    • All you need to get started is a computer. Any computer will do!
    Description

    I am a self-taught programmer. After a year of self-study, I learned to program well enough to land a job as a software engineer II at eBay. Once I got there, I realized I was severely under-prepared. I was overwhelmed by the amount of things I needed to know but hadn’t learned yet. My journey learning to program, and my experience at my first job as a software engineer were the inspiration for this course.

    This course is not just about learning to program; although you will learn to code. If you want to program professionally, it is not enough to learn to code; that is why, in addition to helping you learn to program, I also cover the rest of the things you need to know to program professionally that classes and books don’t teach you. The Self-taught Programmer is a roadmap, a guide to take you from writing your first Python program, to passing your first technical interview. I divided the course into five sections:

    1. Learn to program in Python 3 and build your first program.

    2. Learn Object-oriented programming and create a powerful Python program to get you hooked.

    3. Learn to use tools like Git, Bash, regular expressions and databases. Then use your new coding skills to build a web scraper.

    4. Study Computer Science fundamentals like data structures and algorithms.

    5. Finish with tips for working with a team and landing a programming job.

    You CAN learn to program professionally. The path is there. Will you take it?

    Who this course is for:
    • New programmers.
    • Anyone that wants to learn how to go from a complete beginner to a software engineer.
    • Anyone that wants to learn to program to improve their career!

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