Later this month, I’ll appear on the “Exploiting with Teja Kummarikuntla” podcast. As part of that appearance, I’ll be doing an AMA (“ask me anything”) segment — but in order for that to happen, I need questions!
That’s where you come in: If there’s a question that you would like for me to answer, then please go ahead and submit it at https://exploit.chat/AskLerner. Possible topics include:
If you have questions on other topics, then go ahead and submit those, too!
I’m really looking forward to appearing on the podcast, and to answering your questions.
In just a few days, I’ll be starting a new cohort of Weekly Python Exercise A1: Data structures for beginners. From my experience teaching Python for 20 years, I’d say that this is one of the best ways out there to improve your Python fluency. That’s because it combines actual practice, automated “pytest” tests, and community interactions.
But don’t believe me! Here’s what previous participants have said:
So, WPE was right for them. But is it right for you?
But don’t take my word for it: You can sample WPE, taking you through two questions and answers to show you how it works.
Moreover: I’m running a free Webinar on Monday, and will be happy to answer your questions about Weekly Python Exercise, and how it works. It’ll take place on Monday, at 17:00 Israel time; to convert it to your time zone, click here:
You’ll then be able to join me at the Webinar via the following link:
There are six different WPE classes; this is one of three beginner-level classes I’ll be running in 2020. But it’s the only time I’ll be running A1 — data structures for beginners. So if you want to improve your understanding of data structures, including how and when to use them, this is your chance!
Remember: I offer discounts for students, seniors/retirees/pensioners, and anyone living outside of the world’s 30 richest countries. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you qualify, and I’ll send you a coupon code.
It’s 2020, and there has never been a better time to be a Python developer. Just about every company is adopting Python — for data science, devops, automated testing, or Web applications.
There are also lots of ways to learn Python: In-person courses, online courses, books, YouTube videos, and the like.
If you’re like many people, then even after you’ve learned Python, you still don’t feel 100% fluent. You’re still searching on Stack Overflow or on Google. You aren’t completely sure how the syntax works, or in what situations you want to use different data structures.
It’s for this reason that I run “Weekly Python Exercise,” a family of courses designed to help Python developers to improve their fluency. Over the course of 15 weeks, you’ll solve problems meant to help you deepen your understanding of Python.
Between the problems, detailed solutions, private community forum, and live office hours, WPE all but guarantees that you’ll become a better Python developer — able to do more in less time, and take on bigger and more complex projects.
On January 14th, I’ll be starting a new cohort of WPE A1: Data structures for beginners. This course is perfect for you if:
Lots of additional information about this course, including a sample set of exercises, is available at the Weekly Python Exercise site.
But don’t delay! WPE A1 starts on January 14th, and won’t be offered until 2021. Which sounds even more futuristic and distant than 2020.
Sorry for the late notice, but I just found out myself — my book, “Python Workout,” which is available as a MEAP (Manning Early Action Program) book, is Manning’s deal of the day!
This means you’ll get half off the normal price.
So check it out, and improve your Python skills with Python Workout. Just visit Manning’s DOTD page at https://www.manning.com/dotd .
Another cohort of Weekly Python Exercise starts next week! This time, it’s course A2 — for beginners, focusing on functions and modules.
Registration closes on Friday. So if you want to level up your Python skills, you should check out, and register with, Weekly Python Exercise sooner rather than later.
This cohort of WPE is for you, if:
The best way to learn is through a combination of practice and interactions with others — and that’s what WPE provides.
Weekly Python Exercise is the best way I know of for Python developers to improve their skills, become more fluent, and get better jobs. Join WPE, and you’ll have access not only to 15 weeks of problems and solutions, but also to a community of peers, and to monthly office hours with me.