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Intro to Python

$149
Beginner
Short

Get to grips with one of the world’s most popular programming languages, Python, using a creative, practical approach.

Available March 2021

Overview

What you'll learn

Course syllabus

Instructors

Python is one of the world’s most popular coding languages, used by some of the largest companies in the world such as Facebook, Google, Netflix and Uber. In this course, we will learn how to work with Python from a creative standpoint.

Rather than giving you just the theoretical part of what Python is, we will use Python to create scripts that you can use in your day-to-day life to automate mundane tasks.

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at creative people who are interested in learning how to write Python scripts to automate large, day-to-day tasks.

While there are a few concepts that may be familiar to designers or coders during this course, this is a beginner course so you don't need any previous experience of coding before you take part.

What do I need?

A computer (Windows, Mac or Linux) with the latest version of Chrome installed and a broadband internet connection. That's all!

What you'll learn

What exactly is Python? Where would we use it and how do we get started.

How is Python structured and how do we do tasks with it

Installing third-party packages using Pip to speed up our coding time

Using Git and GitHub to store your code online so you can collaborate with others and save it securely

How to scrape content from the internet for use in data feeds using the Beautiful Soup library

How to work with image assets using the Pillow library

Course syllabus

8+ hours of video lessons

Practical, go-at-your-own pace learning

Access the community

Join our Slack and connect with thousands of SuperHi students and alumni

Continued help

Help from our expert teachers and educators with years of experience in the industry

Real world projects

Projects and code that you can alter and remix to add to your own sites and portfolio

Resources

Resources to get you started and going post-course

Emoji garden

Other Python courses would start you making a todo list... how boring! In this course, we want to make something more fun so in project 1, we’re going to be using the @tinystarfield Twitter account as inspiration to create our own randomized emoji garden. This will help us familiar with the concepts of Python to generate data on the fly and let us start writing our own code.

ASCII Art Generator

A big part of Python is the ability to read and write other files on our computer. In this project, we’ll show you how to make your own ASCII art. We’re going to pass in a photo, run it through the Pillow library, then work out what exactly the the text output for each part of this should be, then save that output to its own file. We will also get our projects onto GitHub so others can see our work!

Tidy up

Python’s fantastic for automating boring, repetitive tasks. A common task we may do as creative people is have to alter and resize a bunch of images so rather than do it one by one, we will write a script that cleans up each file name, brightens up each image, resizes it to a more usable size, then zip all the images up together, ready to send! One small script can save us hours of time!

Data feed

Everyone loves data, right? In this project, we’ll be showing you how to make your own data feed that let you pull in content into data visualizations.

We’ll also be getting your scripts onto the internet so you can access them from anywhere using the Flask library along with using Beautiful Soup to let us scrape other websites for content.

Your instructors

Our instructors have decades of professional experience, have spoken at international conferences and have won countless web design awards.

Rik Lomas

Rik is a Mancunian coder, teacher and CEO of SuperHi. He was the co-founder of Steer (a code school in London) and has taught several thousand people to code. He is a bit too old to be posting memes on our social media and recently featured as a Sour Patch Kid in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.

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Course FAQs

Yes, we do! All you'd need to do is send the links to your completed projects over to [email protected] at the end of your course. We will review them, provide feedback if necessary, and then issue your certificate!

If you're comfortable working with a computer, then yes!

Learning new and improving your existing skills is about being patient with yourself, building up your knowledge, developing confidence through practice, and with time. We've seen our students around the world do it, and so can you.

Our beginner courses are designed for people new to the subjects. They grow your understanding so you grasp everything you need to start applying your new skills and will also give you a path to dig deeper if you want.

Our teaching style is practical and straightforward and you'll have support from our expert instructors and community for as long as you need.

Still not sure if learning to code is right for you? Take our free Plan, Design + Code Your First Website course or dive into our First Steps to Code guide.

All our course videos are taught using the SuperHi Editor, but you'll be able to apply everything you'll learn to a code editor of your choice. Many students go on to use other code editors, for example, if their workplace has an existing standard.

Our SuperHi Editor is designed with many smart features to help avoid wasted time looking for things like a typo or missing bracket (which is why we made it!), but the same code concepts apply to any editor.

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We also provide 1:1 sessions for some of our courses! The number of sessions depends on the course that you signed up for.

If you'd like to arrange a 1:1 session after you've completed your course, email us at [email protected] and we'll happily arrange that for you!

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We have quite a lot of students that join us and have done some coding before but want to build up confidence and techniques.

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Super Shapes – If you struggle to make this website from scratch, have no fear! We recommend you start off with our Advanced CSS + Javascript course.

All of our courses are unlocked and available for students to start their learning and go at their own pace. We do have a suggested weekly structure for some courses, which helps some students stay on track. However, you're definitely free to jump ahead or take as long as you need!

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