Python programming course

Python is the fastest growing programming language because of its clarity, ease of use and versatility. Data analytics, visualization, web development... are some of the applications of this highly in-demand language. Get coached through the fundamentals of Python and its most common applications.

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Part-Time

6

weeks

remote

Remote

language

English

Program overview

Start with Python Fundamentals: variables, data types and structures, control flow, functions, modules, and objects. Reach the next level by exploring concrete applications: analyze and visualize data, access data from web services (eg Google maps API), create your own app, access SQL databases, and generate automated reports. Finally, apply your new skills to a mini-project of your choice.

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Tuition
09. May 23
16. May 23 - 22. Jun 23
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Schedule: Tue & Thu, 17:00 - 20:00 (CET), remote

Where our students work

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Google
Swisscom
Ava
Ebay
Swiss International Air Lines

What you will learn

0

Introduction session

Meet the instructors and students during our 1 hour Introduction to the course. Get more information about the curriculum, methods and the tools used during the course. The aim is to set you up and make you feel comfortable with our online learning environment.

1

Python fundamentals

Day 1: Introduction to Python
  • Learn the tools of the Python programmer.
  • Define variables and manipulate various data types and structures (e.g. strings, numbers, booleans, lists, dictionaries, and tuples).
  • Use different control flow mechanisms (for, while, and if … loops).
Day 2: Code debugging and modularization
  • Leverage debugging tools to understand how the Python interpreter processes your code and investigate errors.
  • Write functions and organize your code using modules.
  • Learn the concepts specific to Python like list comprehensions.

2

Advanced Python

Day 1: Object oriented programming
  • Learn what an object is in Python.
  • Write Object-Oriented Programs.
  • Practice designing your code reusability and modularity.
Day 2: Data Analytics
  • Learn NumPy and Pandas, the most important libraries in Python for manipulating tabular data.
  • Create Jupyter Notebooks, a popular way to explore data with Python.
  • Practice exploring datasets with these tools.

3

Visualization & web scraping

Day 1: Visualizing data
  • Learn different visualization classifications.
  • Get an overview of Python visualization packages.
  • Create beautiful plots with Matplotlib and Seaborn.
  • Practice reading Python documentation.
Day 2: Access web data
  • Send HTTP requests from Python.
  • Learn the basics of HTML and parse web pages with Python.
  • Practice acquiring, cleaning, saving and analyzing data from web pages.

4

Web Apps

Day 1: Access web APIs
  • Learn how the internet works.
  • Learn the interests and uses of Application Programming Interfaces.
  • Practice sending "post" and "get" requests to APIs from Python and reading APIs documentations.
Day 2: Create a web app
  • Learn web development frameworks in Python.
  • Build a Flask application and use it to create your own API.

5

Databases and automatic reporting

Day 1: Relational databases and Python
  • Learn fundamentals of Structured Query Language (SQL).
  • Read, write, and analyze data from a SQL database using Python package SQLAlchemy.
Day 2: Automatic reporting with Python
  • Create automated reports in HTML, PDF, and Excel format using Python.
  • Integrate interactive figures in your reports using Python package Plotly.

6

Mini-project

Select from a list of projects provided by Constructor Learning or work on a topic of your choice. In both cases, the instructor and TAs will help you to get the most out of it.

Weekly schedule

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Q&A Session

During these sessions, you are totally free to connect and ask any questions about the covered topics.

Lecture

Learn from our instructors who are experts in their respective fields and get introduced to new topics during live lectures.

Practice

Work on a set of interesting and challenging exercises related to the topics covered in the previous lesson.

Earn a Certificate of Accomplishment

Share your Certificate on social networks, printed resumes, CVs or other documents. Boost your career with the new skills that you gained.

Certificate

Students say

Anna Slavutskaya

Anna Slavutskaya

Python

Enjoyed the classes, liked the organization a lot! Special thanks to Marie for her availability!

Job:Manager at Finyon Consulting AG

Pierluigi Izzo

Pierluigi Izzo

Python

These classes cover a broad range of topics related to Python which will enhance your skills set for your day-to-day work.

Job:Quantitative Risk Specialist at UBS

Caitlyn Trevor

Caitlyn Trevor

Python

Thanks for a great course!

Job:Postdoc at UZH

Upcoming events

Attend one of our events. Discover our upcoming workshops, info sessions, final presentations and webinars on trending topics.

  • Final presentations

    17. Feb 23, 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM GMT+1

    Heinrichstrasse 200, 8005 Zurich or online via Zoom

    Join us on Friday, February 17th, 2023, at 6 PM to see what our graduates have been up to in the final weeks of their bootcamp. Our talented students have been working hard to develop innovative solutions to real-world problems using Data Science and Full-stack development skills. You'll have the opportunity to hear from them as they present their projects and share their insights and experiences. Take advantage of this exciting event! Register now to reserve your spot. We hope to see you there!

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  • Introduction to HTML & CSS workshop

    21. Feb 23, 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM GMT+1

    Online via Zoom

    Join us for our upcoming online HTML and CSS workshop on Tuesday, February 21st from 5-6:30 PM. Our experienced instructor will guide you through the fundamentals of HTML and CSS, including positioning, Flex, animations, etc. then take what you have learned and dive into a couple of exercises. Whether you are a beginner or have some experience with HTML and CSS, this workshop will provide valuable tips and techniques to improve your web development skills. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from the best and take your web development career to the next level. Space is limited, so register now to secure your spot. We hope to see you there!

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  • Data analytics workshop

    23. Feb 23, 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM GMT+1

    Online via Zoom

    Join Dipanjan on Thursday, February 23, 2023, from 5 - 7 PM and get an introduction to data analytics. Dipanjan is our lead data science consultant & instructor, leading advanced analytics efforts around Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing and Deep Learning. He will lead you through python and data processing basics, talk about framing data science problems, and briefly discuss how to analyze and visualize unique patterns. At the end of the workshop, you will create a model that can predict housing prices using machine learning. If you are interested in data science and data science-related topics, this event is for you. Register today to save your seat.

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  • Final presentations - part-time students

    24. Feb 23, 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM GMT+1

    Heinrichstrasse 200, 8005 Zurich or online via Zoom

    Join us on Friday, February 24th, 2023, at 6 PM to see what our part-time students have been up to in the final weeks of their Bootcamp. Our talented students have been working hard to develop innovative solutions to real-world problems using Data Science and Full-stack development skills. You'll have the opportunity to hear from them as they present their projects and share their insights and experiences. Take advantage of this exciting event! Register now to reserve your spot. We hope to see you there!

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  • Online information session

    28. Feb 23, 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM GMT+1

    Online via Zoom

    Join us on Wednesday, February 28, 2023, from 6 PM until 7 PM for an exciting information session about Constructor Learning and our programs. Whether you're a beginner looking to learn a new skill or an experienced professional looking to advance your career, this information session is the perfect opportunity to learn more about our bootcamps and how they can help you reach your goals. This online information session will provide an overview of our programs, including the curriculum, career outcomes, and admissions process. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and get insights from our instructors. Don't miss this opportunity to take the first step towards a rewarding new career in Data Science, Full-stack development, or UXUI design. Sign up now to reserve your spot in the information session. See you soon!

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  • Learn how to code with Python

    15. Mar 23, 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM GMT+1

    Online via Zoom

    Join us for our upcoming online Introduction to Python programming workshop on Wednesday, March 15th, 2023, from 6 - 7:30 PM. Whether you're new to programming or looking to expand your skills, this workshop is the perfect opportunity to learn the basics of Python programming and take your skills to the next level. Led by expert Python programmer Ansam Zedan, you will be guided through the fundamentals of programming in Python, including variables, conditions, and loops. But that's not all - you'll also have the chance to personalize your own turtle and give it commands to create unique drawings on the screen. By the end of the workshop, you will have a solid understanding of Python programming and the ability to create your own digital masterpieces. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity - register now to secure your spot! We can't wait to see you there.

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Application process and prerequisites

The only prerequisite is that you are new to Python. You are a motivated learner, passionate about technology, with some or no experience in programming.
Simply apply to the program here.

FAQs

How is the day by day schedule?

Every course starts with a 60-70 mins introduction to a new topic, followed by 2 hours of guided exercises with the help of our teachers and teaching assistants. During Q&A sessions (on Mondays and 20 minutes before each course), you are totally free to connect and ask any questions on Python Programming, either on the course and exercises, or for your personal projects.

How is this course different from other self-paced online training?

Most self-paced courses are a good place to start. They do not, however, go into the depth of problems early-stage programmers face in their day-to-day coding life nor do they get help when it really matters.That’s not the Constructor Learning philosophy. We’re here for you. Each and every learner gets the attention they deserve from our experienced staff of instructors and mentors.

How does Constructor Learning’s curriculum differ from other schools?

Constructor Learning has trained more than 500 Full-Stack Engineers and Data Scientists. This has provided the Constructor Learning team an in-depth understanding of what skills are most in-demand in the market and which parts of technology are of highest importance when working with data.

Is there an interview selection for this course?

No, the goal is to help you take your first step into coding.

Who should attend this course?

Anyone who wants to make a jump start into coding in an optimal amount of time and with high quality and personalised support. If you want to: - go from beginner to advanced level, - work on concrete ideas to solve problems, - be able to talk code with developers and data scientists this course is made for you!

What coding level do I need?

Basic coding knowledge is encouraged no matter the programming language or framework. If you’ve never seen a line of code before, we encourage you to first start with our free Data Science Intro course. Complete it (15 hours) and you’ll be ready to fly during in the Python Programming Course.

Your instructors

Team Member

Thorben Croisé

Instructor

Bio
Having founded a company in Zurich and having hired over 40 Software Engineers, Thorben has a good idea on what you need to be a professional Software Engineer. Even though in his daily jobs his responsibilities include designing product roadmaps and conducting sales meetings, he still uses Python and JavaScript daily. With a MSc in Computer Science from ETH Zurich and a passion for computers from young age, his experience includes almost anything you can do with a computer: From Frontend to Backend Development to Server Deployment and Computer Graphics.
Team Member

Dr. Ekaterina Butyugina

Data Science Program Manager & Instructor

Bio
Ekaterina studied mathematics at university and worked as Junior Researcher in Russia where she did her PhD in Continuum Mechanics. Looking for the opportunity to find something close to science but more dynamic and applicable to real life, she joined the Data Science program, then stayed on as a TA and later joined the team as a Data Science Consultant. She likes to work with data and apply both analytical and creative approaches, trying new techniques and sharing them with other people.
Team Member

Albin Plathottathil

Data Science Consultant

Bio
Soon after graduating with a Bachelor’s in Computer Engineering, Albin found his interest in working with large amounts of data. His passion for coding and curiosity to keep learning brought him to Data Science Program at Constructor Learning. His willingness to help others made him an instant class favourite and for this reason, he joined the team as Teaching Assistant mentoring the next students, and later on as a Data Science Consultant.

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