Innovation Co-Lab just added a new Python course. Details below.
Dates: Mon 2/29, Weds 3/2, & Thurs 3/3 (three-day course)
Time: 5:30 – 7:30pm
Location: Telecom 119
Register online: colab.duke.edu/roots
This is an introductory-level course for people who want to get their hands dirty with code in the wild by building a weather forecasting app that uses live weather data. It’s a good way to teach students to use APIs with Python, which is a fancy way of saying that we’ll be using a real data from the Internet and a language that’s great for beginners. The course is geared towards beginners, but all levels are welcome. Technical concepts include install Python, using the Requests library, some basic principles of HTTP and API use, and deploying code to Heroku. You can view a working outline of the course at bit.ly/roots_python_online The course is taught by Dakota Williams, a back-end software developer at Windsor Circle in downtown Durham.