Building Web Applications with Python

Level:
Open to students entering grades 11 or 12 or freshman year of college in the fall
Session:
II - July 17–August 3, 2018
Days & Time:
Monday–Friday, 11:10 a.m.–1:00 p.m. and 3:10–5:00 p.m.
Teacher(s):
Victor Rodriguez
Prerequisites:

No previous programming experience is required, but participants should have an aptitude for logical reasoning and systematic thinking. 

“I can now program a web app from scratch. The class was extremely rewarding and fun.” — Maria Jose Gomez Saavedra

Course Description

Billions of people use sites such as Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube, but very few understand what goes into building such scalable and dynamic applications. In this hands-on and project-based course, participants gain the necessary skills to design and develop industry-standard software using Python, one of the world's most powerful and popular programming languages.

Alongside Python, students learn the fundamentals of how the web works and gain a working knowledge of several key front-end and client-side languages, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, and AJAX. Participants gain an understanding of how databases work by planning, creating, and encrypting their own databases using SQL. They also learn how to incorporate features such as email and text messaging using APIs. By the end of the course, students have a fully functional web application and practical knowledge that will serve them well into university and in industry.

Students should bring their own laptops, either PC or Mac, with at least 8 GB of RAM. No prior programming experience is required.

Teacher(s)

Victor Rodriguez

Victor Rodriguez is a computer science instructor and former systems analyst with over 11 years in software and education. He has taught at Google, developed course content for three international computer science programs, and worked in the tech and education field in Italy, Germany, the Middle East, New York City, and Cupertino, California. He has a passion for machine learning and enabling students to discover and think big through computer science.

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