An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python

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An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python

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This course is designed to be a fun introduction to the basics of programming in Python. Our main focus will be on building simple interactive games such as Pong, Blackjack and Asteroids.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
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6 years ago
Wonderful, wonderful course on learning Python. The professors seem to like teaching the class (and really seem to like each other, which come across and actually makes the class even more enjoyable). The lessons and mini projects are perfectly calibrated to be challenging without being impossible -- after the first week I started each homework assignment saying "I DON"T KNOW HOW TO DO THIS!!", but then realized that they did indeed teach us everything we'd need to know to complete the assignment. I think I read there were something like 40,000 students taking the course. How do you grade 40,000 assignments in one week? You provide a very careful rubric and you do peer review. This is actually the toughest part of the class, because your peers are even less forgiving than the professors would be. All in all, I'm glad to be taking this course, and I recommend it to anyone who wants to learn Python.
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Scott MacKay

10/10 starsCompleted
6 days, 11 hours ago
I’m very satisfied with the course and enjoyed the lessons and projects we did. This is a great course for anyone that has any interest in Python and is completely new to coding.
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MATTHEW ZUPAN

10/10 starsCompleted
1 week, 3 days ago
Course content was extremely engaging, not boring at all, but still required a good amount of technical knowledge. The amount you get out of it, is what you decide to put into it. There were many times I spent hours getting small parts of my programs that weren't required, just right. But it was worth it to me, and I'm glad I did.
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Quyen Thai

10/10 starsCompleted
2 weeks, 6 days ago
Wonderful course! What I really like about this class is that the lecturers made great effort to make the course interesting, useful and interactive. I have tried some online courses before but this is one of the few courses I made it to the end.
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Szocs Arnold

10/10 starsCompleted
1 month ago
i found this course verry useful. I have learnd the basics of programming in python. Besides the lessons, videos and mini projects was enjoyable.I recommend it to anyone
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Tarun Srivastav Jinuga

10/10 starsCompleted
1 month ago
Wonderful course on learning Python. Highly Recommended. The lessons and mini projects using CodeSkulptor were very interesting and challenging. Thanks to the instructors. All in all, I'm glad to be taking this course, and I recommend it to anyone who wants to learn Python.
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Alex Savage

10/10 starsCompleted
1 month ago
Outstanding professors, projects focus on practical implementation of theory, the course serves as a solid foundation. The use of CodeSkulptor (a web based programming environment) means you do not need to install any software and get straight into the programming! Outstanding course.
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J. Larmouth

8/10 starsCompleted
1 month ago
Relevant content, interesting (sometimes even humorous), well structured. Great as an introduction to python or programming in general. One thing to note: There is a heavy emphasis on Python 2 and the course teaching itself does not address Python 3 (You can, however, complete the course using Python 3 if you wish, the videos simply don't teach it). This may not be ideal for some people if you know you're going to be working on Python 3, but the coding concepts and general techniques will certainly still be useful.
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jérôme Chaland

8/10 starsCompleted
1 month ago
Great course with great instructors. Challenging and interesting projects. Feedback on forum working efficiently. Very motivating, hands on teachers + good vibs. Only drawback. I understand how codeskulptor is the pillar of that class and how successfull this piece of software is in monitoring the projects. However I would certainly rather work with my python version 3 and use a more adequate GUI.
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Tracy Dawn

10/10 starsCompleted
1 month, 1 week ago
Absolutely loved this class! The teachers were so so great, there were a lot of exercises to have a solid grasp of programming concepts, and the user interface they provided was extremely friendly. I am also super proud of the projects I have learned to build in this course - I went from barely being able to run a few lines in Python properly to building full feature arcade games in a few weeks!! Who would have thought?
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Andy Reznak

8/10 starsCompleted
1 month, 2 weeks ago
Great class, although the pace seems to be for a bit more experienced user or a very eager newbie. On the other hand, it teaches all the basics of programming in python and I am sure anyone who takes it will be ready to take what he/she learned further and create many usable games or programs. I am very happy with all the professors as well as how they laid the classes. By putting my hands on experience I think I learned more and quicker then by simply reading/listening/watching some lectures. It is an awesome experience and I greatly thank them for it.
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mehmet rıza öz

10/10 starsCompleted
1 month, 3 weeks ago
i completed the course as free audit follower. i'm writing programs for years but never used python before. This course provided me understand python well.
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geo champ

10/10 starsCompleted
2 months, 1 week ago
Really good class to begin in Python. All the instructors are really good and are really concerned about the understability of this class. Really loved to apply all our knowledge on games.
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Louisa Namisango

10/10 starsCompleted
2 months, 2 weeks ago
The instructors were amazing, and the content was great. The instructors broke down core concepts making them easy for a beginner like to me to understand. I enjoyed working on the assignments, being able to see the different games that could be made with few lines of python; seeing how just through Python and codeskulptor you could design and create.
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Alex Zubizarreta

10/10 starsCompleted
3 months ago
Perfect course for noobs like me (I had no experience in programming). Codeskulptor is great, you don't have to install any software to learn Python.
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Kemal Mutluergil

10/10 starsCompleted
3 months ago
This course enabled me to write different kinds of programs in Python as a high school student. The instructors are fantastic and most importantly love teaching. Totally recommend it to anyone interested in programming
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10/10 starsCompleted
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3 months ago
A great course, which gives a solid base for Python programming if you were beginner before taking it. Professors give well-structured and important information and, also, doing that creatively, what motivates to listen lectures and do assignments even better. Assignments are also very creative and interesting, making your own games is pretty fun! Coursera allows to create really flexible shedule for yourself.
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Giulio Venturi

10/10 starsCompleted
3 months ago
Great experience! A very well organized course, well paced, funny and engaging. Codeskulptor is an incredibly useful and portable tool that allows to beginner to experiment Python without installing anything on their computer..
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10/10 starsCompleted
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3 months, 3 weeks ago
It was an exciting experience! Very interesting course with a lot of useful information and fun at the same time. Teachers are very nice and provide the information in a very convenient form. You have a right amount of theory and lots of practice which is great (cause you can't be a real programmer without righting code). Thank you, guys, for this great course!
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Joseph Ruiz

10/10 starsCompleted
3 months, 3 weeks ago
The course was a great way to learn Python and have fun building cool games. The instructors did an excellent job explaining the material. The provider made it easy to register and access the course. I will probably take more courses in the future.
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Oliver Stieber

8/10 starsCompleted
3 months, 4 weeks ago
had some issues being able to access the content even though I'd paid for the course. Wasn't as in-depth as I would have liked and used a third party 'codeskulptor' whos libraries wouldn't be available is standard python, the language the course was written for
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Yanliu Li

10/10 starsTaking Now
4 months, 2 weeks ago
This course is nearly the best course I've taken. The professors are always trying to make the lectures more interesting and more relaxing. They laugh, tell jokes, and even play games to show us the meaning of the mini-project. Honestly, the homework and mini-project weren't so simple. I struggled to do the work. But I learnt a lot in the "struggling" progress.
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Rita Iglesias

10/10 starsCompleted
4 months, 2 weeks ago
This course is amazing. The content, the provider... all. The content is so interesting, I didn't know anything about programming and I so excited with the results, Joe and Scott are clear in the class, patient and so funny, the best teachers in the world, I promise!!
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Michael Chen

10/10 starsCompleted
4 months, 2 weeks ago
1.I think the content is fulfilling and interesting which also improved me a lot. 2.The instructor is nice and patient, and I love them. 3.The Coursera is powerful and mature platform which stands out.
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Ian Trussell

10/10 starsTaking Now
4 months, 2 weeks ago
I loved the class and the support. As someone who has never coded before it was encouraging and at times frustrating. However, those moments when something I've programmed worked as intended just felt like that Eureka moment, that feeling like you've struck gold. I learned a lot and hope to use what I've learned in the future. I really enjoyed it and would strongly encourage anyone who has an interest in learning how to code to take it. It's definitely worth the effort and hope that Joe and Scott are able to put together more courses like this!
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 months, 2 weeks ago
Loved the course and will miss the instructors. They were funny and made the material very accessible. I'd never encountered object oriented programming before and have gained a new appreciation for it!
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liming tian

10/10 starsCompleted
4 months, 3 weeks ago
The teachers are awesome! I like them all. I knew nothing about programming before, but after this class,I'm able to write some simple games! The teachers really put a lot of effort and they're very funny,so it's not boring at all! I really enjoy this class!Thanks!
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8/10 starsCompleted
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5 months ago
I think that this is the best course to get started with Python or programming in general. If you have some experience with other programming languages then, you can finish this course faster as the instructors are really awesome, especially Scott. Some courses just go through how to write Python programs and they basically focus on the syntax and tricks related to a specific programming language. This course follows more of a practical approach and focuses on the fundamental concepts of programming. You will learn how to apply those concepts by building awesome games. It may seem like it is difficult but you can always find help regarding anything on forums.
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Elena Nikitina

10/10 starsTaking Now
5 months ago
Really wonderful course! Well structured and informally tought. I like it very much that the teachers like what they do and do everything possible to make the studying process not boring.
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Sourav Mishra

10/10 starsCompleted
5 months, 1 week ago
It is a wonderful course. The teachers have spent a great deal of time working out the assignments and lectures. The enthusiasm with which they teach is simply infectious and the assignments are equally engaging. Unlike a regular classroom you never get bored or fall asleep. The explanations, assignments and the visualization mode in codeskulptor simply fix every important stuff in your mind. If there is one major takeaway from this course, then it is - break your task into simpler sub tasks, write your code systematically and debug as you go. Viz mode makes debugging so simple. Even though there are plenty of assignments in this course, I feel like I am hungry for more after taking this course. So I am going to develop more games using Pygame. Thank you instructors for this wonderful course.
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