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Giacomo Sorbi

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  • 3 reviews
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I took this before taking 4-5 Coursera programming classes and, well, starting basically from zero I was able to fly over what Coursera offered to me, thanks to this complete introduction to programming with Python. I particularly enjoyed Adam Cooper's open ended lessons, where you were given a task and freedom in order to achieve it. On some exercise I spent even more than a day, but it was totally worth pondering about it and starting to think like a coder while doing it :)
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One of the best Coursera experiences I had up to now (we are talking about 10+ courses, if this can help) and surely the funniest. The teaching staff is really great and gives us enjoyable, thorough and precise lessons about coding with Python. It may seemed a bit rushed for a TOTAL beginner, but still doable (in case you never coded, though, take my advice and do the excellent Python track on Codecademy: you will get things done here in a much smoother way), while even more advanced user will fine interest if not a big challenge in programming their own version of some classic game (even two arcade cults from the golden age!). The only down side? I think I'll miss it once that I have completed and I hope we'll get another more advanced course from this awesome staff soon :)
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Awesome course with very good teachers: not only they know their stuff, but they also know how to communicate it, even to newbies. I basically started Python here and on Codecademy and I was able to learn a lot with healthy challenges, captivating lessons and an overall feeling of achievement. Strongly recommended to other beginners and to self-taught coders which want to polish their skills with some insightful advice and some best practice.