Python In Real Life

Week 1: A Brief Introduction To Python · Lesson 2 · 10 minutes

What we use Python for, and what we're going to learn in this course.

Python allows you to: 

  • Automates repetitive tasks
  • Scrapes data from websites like Google and Amazon
  • Interacts with servers and APIs like Google Finance, Weather Forecasts, and Twitter.
  • Perform data analysis. 

Python is used by companies like Dropbox, Google, Pinterest, The Washington Post, Firefox, and Instagram. It is HUGE - you only need to know a tiny bit of it in order to build very compelling apps. Many experienced developers have only barely scratched the surface.

What are we going to learn?

First, we're going to cover set up, so that you're all ready to roll. Knowing is half the battle. And next we'll learn basic Python. From there, we'll cover APIs, Web Scraping, Building Web Apps, and Data Analysis. 

If you're interested in any one thing in particular, explore the stuff you're really interested in. This is your coding adventure, so choose the path that calls to you.