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General Discussion

Maxim Andreev
Maxim Andreev
24,529 Points

Any plans on offering Python?

Hi,

Just as the title says.

I've picked it up on Codecademy and some Google dev videos. I really like the language. Any plans on offering Python courses (+ Django)

10 Answers

Kevin Kenger
Kevin Kenger
32,834 Points

Hey Maxim,

Yeah Kenneth Love is going to be teaching the Python course that's going to be available in July. So if you have any questions about it ask him! He's also got a couple of forum posts about it, too.

Gareth Borcherds
Gareth Borcherds
9,372 Points

Yeah, they just hired a Python teacher https://twitter.com/kennethlove

They sent that out in an email that I got on 5/8/14. I'm looking forward to those :)

Maxim Andreev
Maxim Andreev
24,529 Points

That's great! Any chance there will be separate lessons on Django too?

Kenneth Love
STAFF
Kenneth Love
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Hi!

Yeah, we'll be doing some Django courses, too. Our first course, Python Basics will be out in late July and we'll probably be following that with Django Basics (although an intermediate Python course might come first, I'm not sure yet).

Maxim Andreev
Maxim Andreev
24,529 Points

Nice. So far I have done the Python course at Codecademy covering variables, lists, tupels, dicts, loops, functions, classes, methods etc. And also gone over the Google Dev Python lectures on youtube and am going through the MIT intro to comp sci and programming course (tons of python in it). I feel like I have decent enough understanding of Python to progress to Django and start building some web apps.

Are there any guides you might recommend aside from the tutorial on the django website?

My goal is to be able to build prototypes for iOS & web

Maxim Andreev
Maxim Andreev
24,529 Points

Great thank you, I'll check out Tango with Django.

Maxim Andreev
Maxim Andreev
24,529 Points

Last question. I am using PyCharm but is there a cloud IDE you would recommend (with Django)

Kenneth Love
Kenneth Love
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Sorry, I can't really help you there. I do everything in Vim :)

I've heard good things about codio, though.

Maxim Andreev
Maxim Andreev
24,529 Points

How about Pandas, NumPy or SciPy? How advanced are you planning on getting into Python?

Kenneth Love
Kenneth Love
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Yeah, we have plans for some data science courses, both scientific computing with things like Pandas and NumPy (and IPython Notebook, of course), and geo-mapping courses as well.

Maxim Andreev
Maxim Andreev
24,529 Points

Awesome thanks for the quick reply.