Introduction to Python

at Practical Programming - The Loop

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Mon, Feb 03, 6:00pm - Feb 17, 9:00pm (3 sessions)

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The Loop, Downtown/Loop
29 E Madison, 16 Fl. Suite 1620
S Wabash Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60602
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 13 and older
Average Class Size: 3
Teacher: Thalo Menninga

What you'll learn in this python class:

Introduction to Python Programming is an evening course specifically designed for working professionals who are looking to advance their career with 21st century skills.

In our Introduction to Python Programming course, we start with the complete basics - which are geared toward complete beginners to Python.  Our live, instructor-led course emphasizes the foundations of Python coding for beginners in an engaging format that learners cannot find in online tutorials.  This groundwork helps students gain an understanding of how to write their own code competently and efficiently.  

During this workshop, we explain, in detail, everything you need to start using Python.  We discuss how Python memory management works and the behavior of the basic built-in data types in the programming language.  We also cover variables and built-in functions. We also explain how to create user-defined Python functions, and how to extract and analyze data from text files with Python. 

The once-a-week format of this class lets students practice their coding skills over the week and then ask more questions at the next class. Students learn by solving real-life challenges that can strengthen their coding skills, which can be implemented after they leave the classroom.

Our goal is to help you succeed in the course and with your new, practical, real-world coding skills.  We offer help from instructors who are happy to answer your coding questions even after the course ends.  Also, if you feel that you need to repeat the course to gain a better understanding of Python principles, you can do so at no charge.


  •         Pillars of programming: Python built-in data types 
  •         Mutability and behavior of different data structures
  •         Control flow statements: If, Elif and Else statements
  •     Definite and Indefinite loops: For and While loops 
  •      Writing user-defined functions in Python 
  •      How to read and write text files with Python
  •      Manipulating data with Python

Prerequisites & Preparation:

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Refund Policy
If you withdraw two days before the course start date, any deposit paid will be refunded in full. 

No refunds will be given for cancellations made after that date. If you cannot attend our class or workshop, for which you were charged, you will receive 25% discount for any other course.


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
6:00pm - 9:00pm Thalo Menninga 3 $399
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Mon, Feb 10 6:00pm - 9:00pm Thalo Menninga
Mon, Feb 17 6:00pm - 9:00pm Thalo Menninga
6:00pm - 9:00pm Thalo Menninga 3 $399
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Wed, Feb 19 6:00pm - 9:00pm Thalo Menninga
Wed, Feb 26 6:00pm - 9:00pm Thalo Menninga

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