Introduction to Python Coding Bootcamp

at General Assembly - Online

Course Details
$250 7 seats
Start Date:

Thu, Mar 18, 12:00pm - 7:00pm Eastern Time

Purchase Options
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 20
Teacher: Barbara Donnini

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this python class:

New to programming but unsure of where to start? Heard a lot about the usefulness of the Python programming language, but don’t know how to put the pieces together? Stop struggling to learn the basics on your own and fast forward your career with this introductory bootcamp.

This workshop is designed for complete novices who have no previous experience with programming and want a gentle but comprehensive introduction to the Python programming language. We’ll start from the very beginning and incrementally build up your knowledge in tiny bites so that by the end of the day you’ll have a natural intuition about what programming is, and how its different pieces fit together.

The workshop is designed to emphasize hands-on activity, and class time is built around continuous, repetitive exercises that gradually re-enforce key concepts so that by the end of the day you will have pieced together the foundations of programming using Python’s easy, intuitive syntax. This class is ideal for students looking to kickstart their own path of knowledge acquisition and equip themselves for a lifetime of easier self-learning.

The well-being of our employees, students, clients, instructors, and guests is our number one priority here at General Assembly. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation very carefully and are adjusting delivery of our programs.

Due to the current health concerns, all GA short-form events, workshops & bootcamps will temporarily be held online - including this one.

Registered students will be notified 24 hours in advance of this program with information on how to log in to the Zoom Meeting Room and other tools you’ll need for the session. Registration for this class will close 2 hours prior to the session start in order to allow all students ample opportunity to have the technology enabled.


  • How to setup your own programming environment and run scripts on your computer.
  • How to use variables to manipulate data.
  • Python’s major data structures that store information in programs.
  • Strings, and their most common methods.
  • Lists and list methods.
  • Dictionaries and dictionary methods.
  • Control structures, and how to build logic into your programs.
  • How to use functions to make program logic flexible yet powerful.
  • The larger python ecosystem, and what to study next depending on your personal goals.

Finally, participants will leave with a clear pathway forward to continue python learning, either through self learning or direction towards other workshops.


This workshop is suited for someone who has never programmed before, or wants to brush up on the basics of programming before they enter one of General Assembly's Data Science workshops.

  • You will need access to a laptop or computer with a working webcam and microphone as well as a strong internet connection.
  • For the workshop: Please have a copy of Anaconda installed on your computer, whichNo previous programming experience is required for this workshop
  • This course will occur completely online using Zoom and Slack.
  • Course set up information will be emailed to all students signed up around 24 hours before (and again an hour before) your course launches.

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

School Notes:
For students enrolling in 12 week part time and immersive classes, it is not recommended that you book more than one class simultaneously.

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Refund Policy
If you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at [email protected] at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.


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Question from Jorge H.
Hello, I have a PC, does it matter the type of computer I need for this class, i.e. PC or Mac?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Jorge, PC or Mac works for this class as long as you have a copy of Anaconda installed on your computer. Hope this helps!
Question from Kevin M.
Can I use my Mac in this class?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hello, Kevin! Yes, you can use Mac to this class. Hope this helps!
Question from Daniel K.
Do I need to bring my own laptop to this class?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Daniel! Yes, you need to bring your own laptop as a computer will not be provided for this class. Hope this helps!

Reviews of Classes at General Assembly (2,587)

(2587 Reviews)
Introduction to Python Coding Bootcamp
Reviewed by Anonymous on 10/1/2018
Class was canceled at the last minute (Friday night for a Saturday class) and rescheduled to a weekday morning. I am very disappointed.
Introduction to Python Coding Bootcamp
Reviewed by Matthew S. on 9/24/2018
Henry was a great teacher. The class went through the basics of python utilized for Data Science. As a beginner I was intrigued and motivated by the information. Great intro to the basics and intermediate level Python.
Introduction to Python Coding Bootcamp
Reviewed by ozlem c. on 10/8/2017
We covered so little, s couple of code exercises only. Waste of time, waste of money.
Introduction to Python Coding Bootcamp
Reviewed by Emanuelle S. on 10/14/2019
Introduction to Python Coding Bootcamp
Reviewed by Sophie O. on 3/17/2019
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