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WSP 160 — Beginning Programming in Python: A Weekend Workshop

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Saturday and Sunday
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 4 days
Date(s): Oct 3—Oct 11
Time: 9:30 am—12:00 pm (PT)
Drop Deadline: Oct 3
Unit: 1
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $405
Instructor(s): Neeraj Hablani
Limit: 20
Status: Registration opens Aug 17, 8:30 am (PT)
Live Online
Saturday and Sunday
9:30 am—12:00 pm (PT)
Oct 3—Oct 11
4 days
Drop By
Oct 3
1 Unit
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Neeraj Hablani
Registration opens Aug 17, 8:30 am (PT)
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 second day, we will scrape the web for companies’ stock prices, utilize Python libraries to manipulate images, and briefly touch on programming tools (public application programming interfaces, or APIs). Students will leave the course with a basic 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. 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 launched Google's artificial intelligence assistant to mobile devices and led Waymo's driverless deployment program. 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.