- What is Python, the reptile?!?
- What is this course about?
- What is this course not about?
- Who is this course for?
- Why Python is our favorite?
- Ok, I am a teen, and I did Scratch programming before. Do I still need this course?
- Hey, I am an adult and always been wanting to get a taste of programming, can I take this course?
- What does this course help with?
- How long does this course take to finish?
- What tools are needed for the course?
- How do I improve my typing skill?
- How do I use a computer mouse?
- Does my child have to be a math genius to take the course?
- As a parent, can I help?
- But we enrolled our child in 6 different things. My child is busy.
- Who are you, and how are you qualified?
- How do I share the trinket code in Homework?
- What’s next after this course?
- Have more questions?
What is Python, the reptile?!?
- Python is a high-level programming language invented by Guido van Rossum in the 1990s. It is one of the most popular programming languages in the world.
- Named after BBC’s comedy show “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” and has nothing to do with reptiles.
What is this course about?
- This course is about making mistakes, breaking things, solving problems, building fun things, and in the process, learning how to code using Python.
What is this course not about?
This is a beginner course and is a solid stepping stone in the long journey of learning to code. So, let us set the right expectations!
- This course is not about building an iPhone or Android app. Finishing this course will make learning to build an app easier though.
- Don’t expect to build the next Call of Duty or Zelda or Super Mario by the end of the course.
- Course does not teach block-based coding.
- THIS COURSE DOES NOT TEACH COMPUTER HACKING.
Who is this course for?
- This course is not for everyone. Children ages 12 and up (Teens) with little or no prior coding knowledge are the ideal audience.
Why Python is our favorite?
- Why learn something that is not used by professionals in the industry? Python is a real deal. It is used by both small and large organizations like YouTube, NASA, Microsoft, Apple, Google, Instagram, Facebook, Qualcomm, Intel and many more.
- A simple language that reads like English and yet powerful enough to build a multi-billion dollar product like YouTube.
- Python’s simplicity makes it an ideal language for teens to get started with coding.
- Open source, which means even your child can contribute to its development.
- Python has a strong, supportive, and friendly developer community.
- Including taxes and other surcharges, it costs $0.
- There are over 100 thousand other reasons to learn Python, as the median salary of a Python programmer is over $100k.
Ok, I am a teen, and I did Scratch programming before. Do I still need this course?
- If you dabbled in block-based coding, such as Scratch, then get ready to learn the real stuff. With Python, we will go one level deep.
- Python is a powerful text-based programming language used by professionals all over the world, but simple and easy enough for beginners to get on-board.
Hey, I am an adult and always been wanting to get a taste of programming, can I take this course?
- Don’t wait for our permission. Please take the plunge. Although the course is for teens, all the lessons are beginner-friendly, and any newbie can benefit from it. By the way, don’t forget to share this course with a teen in your life.
What does this course help with?
You mean, what are our pinky-promises? Sure. When you complete this course, you will:
- Get a solid understanding of fundamental coding concepts.
- Learn to read and code simple Python programs.
- Have made lots of mistakes and broken tons of things. That’s right!
- Get introduced to problem-solving techniques.
- Share, show off, and brag about fun projects you built during the course.
- Above all, have loads of fun doing all the above.
How long does this course take to finish?
- You can complete this entire course before you can finish watching 3 of your favorite movies back to back. What is your favorite? Star Wars?, Avengers? Or both?
What tools are needed for the course?
- You will need a computer with a browser and an Internet connection.
- You also need to know how to use a QWERTY keyboard and operate a computer mouse.
How do I improve my typing skill?
- We recommend TypingClub.
How do I use a computer mouse?
- Though it is geared for kids, everybody can benefit from the tips listed at how to use a computer mouse.
Does my child have to be a math genius to take the course?
- No. All you need is basic addition and subtraction.
As a parent, can I help?
- Such a great question. As a parent, you are not off the hook so easily.
- Please be available to your child.
- If you are a curious kind and interested in coding, buddy up with your child and join the course. It is a great way to bond with your child. Don’t forget to provide your valuable feedback about the course to us.
But we enrolled our child in 6 different things. My child is busy.
- We understand that time is the most crucial commodity in middle and high schoolers’ lives, and this is where BitsyBytesy can help compared to the other run-of-the-mill Python courses.
- All our lessons and homework are bite-sized which means, each lesson is focused on only one or two topics, and you only need 20 minutes or less to finish it. Not hours or days.
- We designed each lesson like a conversation which makes the material more memorable, engaging, and easy to understand.
- We grounded all our exercises and projects in reality, which helps children see the concepts in action every day.
Who are you, and how are you qualified?
- BitsyBytesy is a team of software professionals with over three decades of industry experience. Read more about our story here.
How do I share the trinket code in Homework?
- See the video below for instructions on how to share the trinket code.
What’s next after this course?
- We are working on more classes to help your child succeed in the coding journey. Stay tuned!
Have more questions?
Shoot us an email and satisfy your curiosity.
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