An Appreciation of Python in a Day

If you are an engineering student in the second or third year, you can learn the basics of Python in a day. In my workshops, I use a simple format:

  1. One hour of teaching Python through examples
  2. A couple of hours of hands-on practice, trying out a few examples
  3. An hour of discussion with interactive coding
  4. A few more hours of lab
The goal is pretty simple. Show that you can start building simple working programs in less than a day.

I found a YouTube video that provides a quick Overview of Python in less than 45 minutes. If you want to learn Python on your own, try a video like this (there are many on YouTube) and work along.