A Beginner’s Guide to Python Programming

By The Programming Instructor at

Ivy Seed Academy

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Nov. 28.    12 min read

Bill Gates said, "I was 13 when I first got access to a computer. I wrote a program to play tick- tack-toe."

"Learning how to program didn't start off with wanting to learn all of computer science or trying to master this discipline or anything like that," Zuckerberg said. "It started off because I wanted to do this one simple thing -- I wanted to make something that was fun for myself and my sisters."

What was the common thing that shared between Bill Gates and Zuckerberg?

They have been introduced to programming in a very early age!

To most young people, learning programming not just learn to code but cultivate their abilities.

- Programming teaches you about patience and persistence.


- Programming teaches you important problem-solving skills and logical thinking abilities.

-Programming teaches you how to better communicate with others.

 

As a high-level programming language, Python has always been a great choice for beginners and also for advanced developers.

But,What is Python?


Python is a programming language, one of the most commonly used in industry. It is a high-level programming language that is easy to read, but it is also simple enough for beginners and young students to pick up. Python was designed with code readability in mind, so the language makes use of whitespace to distinguish between separate commands. Because of this, Python is one of the easiest coding languages to read and understand, as well as one of the easiest to learn.

What can Python do?

There are so many applications of Python, but most can be grouped into three main categories:

1. Web development 

There are many popular web frameworks based on Python that help to create backend code that is the foundation of a website.

2. Data science

Python is widely used for data science, which includes machine learning, data analysis, data visualization, and more. Machine learning usually implements an algorithm that detects a pattern given some input, similar to how people think. Python has libraries and frameworks for machine learning that include many popular algorithms. Though we may not notice it, these algorithms are used by many technologies to provide user recommendations, facial recognition, and voice recognition, among many other things.

3. Scripting

Python is incredibly useful for scripting, which refers to writing small programs that automate simple tasks. Beginner students can use Python to automate some simple tasks, such as counting how many messages they have each day, or sending automated responses depending on the type of message received.

Why kids need to learn Python?

According to Stack Overview, Python is the fastest growing programming language of 2018. Many educators also believe that Python will soon replace Java as the official language of the Computer Science AP Exam and course.

Python is powerful, yet simple and easy to learn. The Python language is concise and mirrors human language, making it easily readable by humans. Students who have studied pre-algebra and algebra will be able to easily understand the concept of variables.

On the other hand, Python is growing in popularity, and it will only continue to gain momentum. Python is considered the primary language for data science, machine

learning, and artificial intelligence. These areas of technology are growing rapidly and are extremely in demand in today’s world.

Currently, Python is the second highest-paying computer language skill in the United States, and this will only continue to grow.

What is the experience of learning Python at Ivy Seed Academy?

Ivy Seed Academy’s Python program is fun and interactive, making it a great option for young children who are just beginning to learn programming.

Our program is designed for students of most levels. The main goal of our Python program is to teach students the fundamentals of computer science, while also enabling them to develop important programming skills that are highly employable in today’s economy.

Check another blog that was written by Hayley – “A Beginner’s Guide to iOS Development

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