Introduction to Programming with Python

III. August 8–12, 2022
Day & Time:
Monday–Friday, 9:10–11:00 a.m. and 1:10–3:00 p.m.
Ellen Duong

“I liked the challenge it presented. I barely coded before and whenever I did, none of the information stuck, but in this class and with the challenges, more has now stuck with me.” — From a program course evaluation 

Course Description

This course, intended for students with little or no programming experience, provides an intensive introduction to Python, one of the most popular and user-friendly programming languages, and to programming in general.

Participants become familiar with fundamental computer science concepts and are challenged through the use of logic games, programming problems, and hands-on assignments to develop logical reasoning and problem-solving skills. Class time alternates between instruction in new concepts and practical exercises in applying these concepts, allowing students ample opportunities to work with algorithms and code.

By the end of this course, students should have a solid understanding of variables and user interaction, control flow statements, and using library functions. This knowledge will support them in future ventures in computer science and engineering.

Participants are expected to bring laptops for this class. Laptops can either be a PC or a Mac, but should have 8GB – 10GB of free space.

Registration Guidance & Call Number(s)

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IPTH0101 | Call Number: 10973

Further guidance on the registration process can be found here.


Ellen Duong

Ellen Duong graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Science in Engineering in Computer Graphics and Game Technologies and a Bachelors of Engineering and Science in Digital Media Design. At Penn she studied computer programming, mathematics, and the design behind computer graphics, animation, games, virtual reality environments, and interactive technologies. Ellen's areas of interest also include advancing women in engineering and innovating creative approaches to real-world problems incorporating engineering, social science, and the humanities. 

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