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Python for Programmers

An introduction to the basic syntax and fundamentals of Python for experienced programmers.

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  • Skill level

    Intermediate
  • Time to complete

    Average based on combined completion rates — individual pacing in lessons, projects, and quizzes may vary
    3 hours
  • Prerequisites

    None

About this course

This course is dedicated to programmers who are already familiar with the world of programming and are looking to become acquainted with the Python programming language. We designed this course to be a series of short, interactive articles that you can skim, dive into, or even skip. We did this so that you can use this course to both learn Python and to check as a reference guide.

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Meet the creator of the course
Alisha Grama
Senior Instructional Designer, Computer Science at Codecademy
Alisha is a Senior Instructional Designer in the computer science domain at Codecademy. Alisha majored in Computer Science and minored in Ethics at the University of Rochester, where she gained experience as a Teaching Assistant. Before joining Codecademy, she taught STEM concepts to secondary students, including as the Lead Algebra Teacher at a Brooklyn charter school.

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  • The progress I have made since starting to use codecademy is immense! I can study for short periods or long periods at my own convenience - mostly late in the evenings.
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    Codecademy Learner @ USA
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  • Brilliant learning experience. Very interactive. Literally a game changer if you're learning on your own.
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