Programming is a true twenty-first century skill, allowing you to really explore the wonderful – and crucial – world of data and computers. Aimed at beginners and near-beginners, this course teaches you basic principles of programming through hands-on exercises using real-world examples. It backs up this practical experience with a solid grounding in the logical thinking and structural approach to problem-solving which are second nature to the proficient programmer.
|Course level||Advanced Bachelor/Master, open to PhD staff and professionals|
||30 June to 14 July 2018
|Recommended course combination
||Session 2: Data Analysis in R|
Session 3: Big Data Management and Analysis in Linux
|Co-ordinating lecturer||Unmesh Joshi|
|Form(s) of tuition||Lectures, guest lectures, practicals, presentation, excursion|
|Form(s) of assessment||TBA|
We use the programming language Python. Developed by Guido van Rossum in Amsterdam in the 1990s, this is widely used, easy to learn, accessible, available for many operating systems and possesses a large standard library of system functions. Moreover, we will be tailoring the exact content of the course to your progress. Bearing this in mind, topics we intend to cover include:
The course culminates with an assignment using real-world data, so that by the end of it you have developed, written and presented a program of your own!
At the end if this course, you:
Unmesh Joshi is a PhD student in Computer Science department. He works with Knowledge Graphs and deductive databases. Before starting the PhD, he had worked as a software developer for Amazon in Seattle. He has penchant for programming especially in C++ and Python and he volunteers as a teacher in his spare time.
“Programming : An essential skill today. Learn it with Python”