Python Lessons

If you've attended a class already, read through the rest of this page for information on what to do next! If you haven't, I hope to see you at a class soon! I'll post any new dates here as they're scheduled.

After class

You've been introduced to some of the basics of programming with Python, so what do you do when you get home? Start writing some programs! Come up with an idea for a program, and try to implement it even if you're not quite sure how to go about it. Remember, if you only stick to writing code to do what you already know how to do, you won't challenge yourself and you won't gain any new skills. Plan to make a program that you know you cannot yet complete, then try to do it, use Google, and read tutorials until you are able to make some progress.

I may be hosting more classes at Tysons-Pimmit, so if you're interested, feel free to contact me for more information, or if you have any programming questions or need some advice on what to learn next, send me an e-mail and we'll keep in touch.


Using the command line

Windows 8

For the demonstrations in the class, I had you save files in the C:\Python34 folder to make it easy to open the programs from the command line. To open the command line window, click in the bottom left corner of the screen, or on the Windows button, then click the Search button (magnifying glass icon), and type "cmd", and click Command Prompt. To get back to the python folder, enter the following lines, hitting Enter after each line:

cd Python34

Then you can run your python files in the same directory like this: