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WSP 160 — Beginning Programming in Python: A Two-Day Workshop

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Saturday and Sunday
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 2 days
Date(s): Oct 5—Oct 6
Time: 10:00 am—4:00 pm
Drop Deadline: Sep 28
Unit: 1
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $400
Instructor(s): Neeraj Hablani
Limit: 20
Saturday and Sunday
10:00 am—4:00 pm
Oct 5—Oct 6
2 days
Drop By
Sep 28
1 Unit
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Neeraj Hablani
In this introductory course for those with no experience in computer science, students will explore the world of programming by learning the fundamental syntax and meaning of the Python programming language. This course will introduce the general theories of computer programming, explore basic Python concepts, and use these concepts in practical applications. We will cover branched programming, iteration, recursion, functions, and more. Near the end of the course, we will scrape the web for companies’ stock prices, utilize Python libraries to manipulate images, and briefly touch on programming tools (public APIs). Students will leave the course with a fundamental understanding of computer programming. The course will be a combination of lecture and lab, and students will have the opportunity to program during class.

No programming experience is necessary. Students must be familiar with computer basics and are required to bring a fully charged laptop computer to class.

WSP 160, CS 05, and CS 46 W will cover similar introductory content. As these courses will be taught by different instructors, their structure and format will vary slightly.

Neeraj Hablani, Senior Associate, Neotribe Ventures

Neeraj Hablani is on the investment committee at Neotribe Ventures. Previously, he worked for Google on the Search team and Waymo on the Driverless Deployment team. He is interested in education and technology and how their intersection will impact the classroom over the next decade.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.