Python 101 – Introduction to Programming

Learn the basics of programming with Python 3.6


  • 1.1 Hours of Video
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Source Code
  • Closed Captions
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  • On-demand, 24/7 access
  • 1.1 hours of video
  • Certificate of completion
  • Source code and PDF notes
  • Closed captions


This course is a subset of lessons from Learn Python Programming by Making a Game, which is included as a part of our Subscription package.

Python is one of the world’s most in-demand programming languages. With endless applications in Machine Learning and AI, web development, and game development, this course will give you the basics of this highly versatile language.

With no prior programming experience required, you will learn all about:

  • How to install Python and Pygame (on both Mac and Windows)
  • Idle – the environment that will allow you to build and run Python Programs
  • How to build a simple Input/Output Python program
  • Python language basics:
    • Variable syntax and types (ints, floats, booleans, and strings)
    • Operator categories (assignment, arithmetic, and conditional)
    • Collections (tuples, arrays/lists, dictionaries)
    • Control flow (if statements, while loops, for in loops)

Frameworks and tools covered: Python 3.6.5 (updated for Python 3.7+), Pygame 1.9.3 (updated for Pygame 1.9.4)

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    No prior knowledge is required to take this course. We'll use Python 3.6 (the installation process is covered in the course).

Learn the basics of programming with Python 3.6

  • On-demand, 24/7 access
  • 1.1 hours of on-demand video
  • Certificate of completion
  • Closed captions

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