Build Connect Four Using Python
What is a project-based course?
In this course, the project is front and center. You’ll start with the final product in mind and complete all the steps necessary to build it over three modules. You’ll build your project entirely on your own, with tips, lessons, and resources provided to help you along the way.
What will you build?
Build a fully-functional game of Connect Four! By the end of this project, you will have built your own two-player game of Connect Four that will ask users for their input, verify that the input is valid, determine if somebody has won the game, and display the board.
There are a number of concrete Python concepts that you’ll need to master to complete this project. Lists, conditionals, functions, and the input() function are probably the most essential. But beyond learning how to use those specific Python skills, this project will help you think computationally and creatively. How should you structure your data to make your life easier when trying to determine a winner? What bits of logic will you use often enough to justify making them their own function? These are examples of some of the large-scale challenges you’ll encounter during this project.
Why learn Python?
Python is a general-purpose, versatile and popular programming language. It’s great as a first language because it is concise and easy to read, and it is also a good language to have in any programmer’s stack as it can be used for everything from web development to software development and data science applications.