Python for non-programmers

Want to learn programming, and aren't sure where to start? This 15-part course will get you where you need to go.

It was originally recorded over 15 weeks in the spring-summer of 2020. Homework exercises are no longer in the forum, but printed at the bottom of each lesson. 

Enjoy!
About this course
Lesson 1: Python fundamentals. (March 20, 2020)
Non-programmers 2020 March 20.ipynb
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Lesson 1, 2020 March 20.mp4
(1h 04m 23s)
Lesson 2: Decisions with if (March 27, 2020)
Non-programmers 2020 March 27.ipynb
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Lesson 2, 2020 March 27.mp4
(1h 08m 23s)
Lesson 3: Numbers (April 3, 2020)
Non-programmers 2020 April 3.ipynb
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Lesson 3, 2020 April 3.mp4
(1h 08m 48s)
Lesson 4: Strings (April 10, 2020)
Non-programmers 2020 April 10.ipynb
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Lesson 4, 2020 April 10
(1h 07m 10s)
Lesson 5: Methods (April 17, 2020)
Non-programmers 2020 April 17.mp4
(1h 10m 21s)
Lesson 5 -- 2020 April 17.ipynb
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Lesson 6: Loops (April 24, 2020)
Lesson 6 -- 2020 Apr 24.ipynb
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Lesson 6, 2020 April 24.mp4
(1h 05m 17s)
Lesson 7: Lists (May 1, 2020)
Lesson 7 -- 2020 May 1.ipynb
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Lesson 7 -- 2020 May 1.mp4
(1h 08m 40s)
Lesson 8: Lists to strings, and back! (May 8, 2020)
Non-programmers, 2020 May 8.ipynb
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Lesson 8 -- 2020 May 8.mp4
(1h 01m 44s)
Lesson 9: Dictionaries (May 15, 2020)
Lesson 9 -- 2020 May 15.ipynb
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Lesson 9 -- 2020 May 15.mp4
(1h 03m 33s)
Lesson 10: Files (May 22, 2020)
Lesson 10 -- 2020 May 22.ipynb
147 KB
Lesson 10 -- 2020 May 22.mp4
(1h 05m 08s)
exercise-files.zip
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Lesson 11: Writing to files (June 5, 2020)
Lesson 11 -- 2020 June 5.ipynb
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Lesson 11 -- 2020 June 5.mp4
(1h 01m 07s)
Lesson 12: Functions (June 12, 2020)
Lesson 12 -- 2020 June 12.ipynb
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Lesson 12 -- 2020 June 12.mp4
(1h 04m 07s)
Lesson 13: More functions (June 19, 2020)
Lesson 13 -- 2020 June 19.ipynb
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Lesson 13 -- 2020 June 19.mp4
(1h 04m 53s)
Lesson 14: Modules and packages
Lesson 14 -- 2020 June 26.ipynb
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Lesson 14 -- 2020 June 26.mp4
(1h 01m 16s)
Lesson 15: Where to from here?
Lesson 15 -- 2020 July 3.ipynb
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Lesson 15 -- 2020 July 3.mp4
(1h 13m 25s)