Coding with Python: A Course for Absolute Beginners

Registration: Registration is required.
Date: February 20, 2021 February 27, 2021 March 6, 2021 March 13, 2021 March 20, 2021 March 27, 2021
Time: 2 PM - 5 PM
Venue: Online

Abstract:

In this series of 6 Online Sessions, students were taught the syntax and semantics of Python — one of the most rapidly growing programming languages and the second-most-popular language overall.

This course, comprising of five guided sessions was taught at a steady pace for absolute beginners. Students as young as 13 years were encouraged to enroll in this course. There were no prerequisites except having a working personal computer (PC)! The starting date was 20 February 2021.

The instructor is Ms Roop Omar who has a Masters degree in Bioinformatics from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), UK, where she trained in several research-focused areas, making frequent use of programming languages like Java, MATLAB, and PERL, both to conduct her research and fulfill her teaching duties as a Teaching Assistant at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, QMUL. Since then Roop has served in a similar capacity at LUMS where she used PERL and Python both for teaching, at undergraduate and graduate levels and for her research activities. Lately, Roop has also engaged with younger students at various private schools and is looking forward to teaching Python and helping shape the skills of the incoming generation.

The recordings of all video lectures are available in this playlist.

Details of the Online Python Course

Prerequisites
• No prior coding experience is required.
• The students are only expected to have a PC with windows and administrative rights to install new software.
InstructorMs Roop Omar (MSc Bioinformatics, Queen Mary University of London)
Breakup of LecturesThe complete course outline can be found here.
Mode of DeliveryLectures will be conducted on Zoom from 2 PM to 5 PM on Saturday.
Certificates Students who complete at least 80% of the classes will be awarded a completion certificate.



Resource Persons:
Instructor
Ms Roop Omar
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