The Python Mega Course: Build 10 Real World Applications
Go from zero to hero in Python in weeks! Learn Python the easy way by building real-life python programs!
What you'll learn
- Go from a total beginner to a confident Python programmer
- Create 10 real-world Python programs (no toy programs)
- Strengthen your skills with bonus practice activities throughout the course
- Create an English Thesaurus app that returns definitions of English words
- Create a personal website entirely in Python
- Create a mobile app that improves your mood
- Create a portfolio website and publish it on a real server
- Create a desktop app for storing data for books
- Create a webcam app that dectects moving objects
- Create a web scraper that extractsreal-estate data
- Create a data visualization app
- Create a database app
- Create a geocoding web app
- Send automated emails
- Analyze and visualize data
- Use python to schedule programs based on computer events
- Learn OOP (Object Oriented Programming)
- Learn GUIs (Graphical-User Interfaces)
- A computer (Windows, Mac, or Linux)
- No prior knowledge of Python is required
- No previous programming experience needed
The Python Mega Course is the most practical course you will find on the web today. In this course, rather than practicing rote memorization, students are actively problem-solving towards tangible goals. The purpose of this course is to get you from zero and help you become a python programmer. We will achieve that by building actual desktop programs, developing interactive web applications, automating tasks, and even creating mobile apps entirely in Python 3.
You will learn the entire process of program development in Python, from writing a program to producing the final .exe or .app executable which you can share with friends and colleagues. There will be 10 real-world applications that we will build together. These are:
- English Thesaurus – a program where users can get definitions of words.
- Volcano Web Map – an interactive web map of volcano locations throughout the USA
- Personal Website with Python – a live website built entirely in Python
- Bookshop Database App – a desktop GUI app with an SQL database backend
- Feel Good Mobile App – an Android & iOS app
- Webcam Motion Detector – starts the webcam and detects moving objects.
- Real Estate Web Scraper – a program that extracts data from web pages
- Interactive Data Dashboard – a web-based, fully interactive graph
- Database Web App – a web app that collects data & send emails.
- Geocoder Web App – a web app that converts addresses to coordinates.
Moreover, the course is updated regularly and you will often see a new app replacing as old app.
Before we start building the 10 apps, you will first learn the fundamentals of Python programming. If you know Python basics already, you can jump right in with the first app. By building the 10 apps, you will master Python and gain the skills to create python programs independently. You can also use any of the 10 apps for your portfolio.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I be able to learn Python and Find a Job After Completing This Course?
I have heard of quite a few success stories where students have rigorously followed the course and have found a job afterward. However, wheather you will be able to learn Python and be job-ready heavily depends on you.
If you merely watch the videos, you will hardly learn anything without trying things on your own computer. Instead, try the code on your computer, change the code, run it, improve it further, return it, fix the possible errors, try making a similar app, repeat, ask questions in the Q&A when you get stuck, and try to solve all the exercises in the course. That way, you will undoubtly learn how to program with Python and find a job.
How much time will I need to complete the course?
That depends on two factors:
- Your background: Someone coming from a math or computer science background may be able to complete the course in a shorter time compared to someone coming from a social science background, for example.
- The effort you put in: If all you do is passively watching the videos, you may finish the course in two days. However, merely watching the videos is not enough. You need to experiment with the code you see in the videos. The more you experiment with it, the better you become.
Depending on the two factors I mentioned above, students spend from one week to three months to complete the course, most spending one month.
I don’t know anything about programming. Will I still be able to learn python?
This course assumes you have no previous knowledge of programming. Whenever a programming term is mentioned in the class (e.g. a varible), that term is explained throughly, so you not only understand how to use that particular term in programming.
Does this course cover Python 2 or Python 3?
What IDE/ Editor is used in the course?
We use visual Studio Code in the course. However you can use your favourite IDE. pyCharm, Atom, and even IDLE will work correctly.
Who this course is for
- Those with no prior knowledge of Python
- Those who know python basics and want to master Python