Introduction to programming

Course Dates: 22/09/24
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Keeley Street
This is a beginner's course designed for anyone who wants to dip their toes into the exciting world of programming and see what all the fuss is about. Perfect if you want to make your first step in learning any of the programming languages at City Lit.
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Introduction to programming
  • Course Code: CPR08
  • Dates: 22/09/24 - 22/09/24
  • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Taught: Sun, Daytime
  • Duration: 1 session
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Roden Derveni

Course Code: CPR08

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Sun, day, 22 Sep - 22 Sep '24

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

This course will teach you the basics concepts of programming using Python, one of the most popular and easy to learn programming languages. Not only is this language extremely popular in education but it is also used by many of the big hitters such as NASA and Google.

What will we cover?

This course will cover all the necessary skills needed and some of the technical vocabulary that underpin all modern programming languages. You will learn about and use such language features as:
• Programme sequence
• Printing output to the computer screen
• Variables and data types
• Getting input from the keyboard
• Processing data and performing calculations
• Selection
• Iteration.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Produce simple programmes that cover all the concepts outlined above.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is an entry level course and is an ideal starting place for someone wanting to go on to take a language-specific programming class. Good keyboarding skills and some file management skills will be required.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

No external work required.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There are no other costs.A pen and notepad for note taking.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Please click here to view our Programming and Maths courses.


Disclaimer: Use of Third-Party Software
This course might require you to either use your own personal account or create an account for the purposes of this course. City Lit cannot accept any responsibility for any failings of the third party or provide technical support. Whilst using the software you will be responsible for abiding by the providers terms and conditions and maintaining your own work.

Roden Derveni

Roden is a physicist with a background in data analysis and computing. He completed his master's degree at University of Nottingham with theses in Theoretical Astrophysics and Computational Astrophysics topics, while working with professors at UFRGS, Brazil, and is currently a PhD student at Imperial College London. Roden is a seasoned programmer, having applied these skills in a wide range of research fields throughout the years, and also has a history with private tutoring. His PhD involves applying and improving Monte Carlo methods in high-performance computing clusters for the preparation of the paradigm-shifting experiments in particle physics. Roden has enjoyed being a part of the world that programming has opened up, the problems posed and the elegant solutions that have come from it. He has also successfully helped others find their potentials with tutoring and now wants to bring these two together, opening the doors for others to take part in the increasingly necessary world of Python.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.