This course is an introductory course for people from various backgrounds with an interest in powerfully automating day-to-day tasks involving processing and analyzing data.
Some familiarity with programming concepts (in any language) will be beneficial, but prior programming experience is not required.
By the end of the course, you will have all the knowledge you need to start using Python competently for a variety of tasks. You will have had experience with using Python for various scripting, data-manipulation and visualization tasks with data in a variety of formats, including CSV, Excel spreadsheets, and SQL databases. You will understand the elegance and power of the Python language and the breadth of its amazing ecosystem of powerful packages, and you will be well- placed to continue learning more as you use it day-to-day.
Day 1 covers how to use Python for basic scripting and automation tasks, including tips and tricks for making this easy:
Python offers amazingly productive tools like Pandas for working with different kinds of data. Day 2 gives a thorough introduction to analyzing and visualizing data easily:
We are happy to offer on-the-spot problem-solving after each day of the training for you to ask one-on-one questions — whether about the course content and exercises or about specific problems you face in your work and how to solve them. If you would like us to prepare for this in advance, you are welcome to send us background info before the course.
Live instructor-led training. Either face-to-face or online.
We will provide you with printed course notes, cheat sheets, and a USB stick containing kitchen-sink Python installers for multiple platforms, solutions to the programming exercises, several written tutorials, and reference documentation on Python and the third-party packages covered in the course.
Modern computer-based training facilities (CBD locations) for face-to-face training. Courses are also available online via video streaming and a cloud notebook server for sharing code with the trainer(s).
Face-to-face: an internet-connected computer will be provided for you.
Virtual: we recommend ≥ 8 GB of RAM, a headset mic and a webcam.
The course will run from 9:00 to roughly 17:00 each day, with breaks of 50 minutes for lunch and 20 minutes each for morning and afternoon tea.
Food and drink:
We will provide lunch, morning and afternoon tea, and drinks.
Certificate of completion:
We will provide you a certificate if you complete the course and successfully answer the majority of the exercise questions.