Learn the basics of Python®—a powerful, widely used, and versatile programming language—in this fun, hands-on class for new programmers. Design and create text based games like MadLib, trivia game, and word jumble with graphics.
"This class was a nice coding challenge. I also learned a TON of new things about Python." - Tyler, Saturday Academy Student
We recommend that students become familiar with and practice typing skills prior to programming classes--the faster you type, the faster you code! Click here for free online games and tutorials.
Students will need access to a computer, webcam, and internet. They will meet electronically using an online platform called Moodle. Login instructions will be sent to the email address associated with the account in advance of the class start date. For questions related to supplies or if you need technical assistance including accessing required equipment or the internet please call 503-200-5858 or email email@example.com
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You can download a free version of Python from this website:
Click on Windows x86-64 executable installer.
Download and run the installer.
Click on mac OS-64 bit installer
After installing Python, launch Python by typing IDLE in the search bar. Click on
IDLE Python 3.8.3 (64 bit). This should open up a Python Shell window with the following message:
Python 3.8.3 (tags/v3.8.3:6f8c832, May 13 2020, 22:37:02) [MSC v.1924 64 bit (AMD64)] on win32
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license()" for more information.