What this course will and won't do

I am thrilled you are are interested in learning to code. I hope it changes the way you approach your career, like it did for me. I have two objectives for this course:

  • Orient you to using Python for data analysis to serve as the foundation for future learning
  • Reveal the possibilities and power of Python to motivate future learning

You will notice that "future learning" appears twice. That is because although I intend to get you started, you won't leave this course an expert. That will take a very long time, and a lot of practice. But I do intend for you to have enough tools and skills to begin to use Python in your own work.

Once you have that foundation in place, learning begins to snowball. Getting started is the hardest part - this course will help you launch.