This course will teach the fundamentals of programming in a sustainable way to ensure that these concepts stick with your students of all ages. Students will learn the basics of Karel, followed by logical concepts, and a deep dive into Python. This course aims to not only introduce students to Python as a programming language, but also to logic and design principles that are needed to write clean and effective code. There were many stakeholders in the course including fellow engineers from Google and Facebook who helped create content based on one key question:
How would I have liked to have been taught programming if I knew absolutely nothing about it?
Usually when trying to learn programming, students are taught many things at once, but they lack the core fundamentals that will allow them to be world class. The content in this course addresses this issue and helps build students confidence and knowledge to the point where they can begin to develop larger, and more useful Python applications. All of the content is extremely easy to follow, and is supported with quizzes and assignments.
Any feedback is really appreciated to ensure that this course is constantly updated, and this remains the best resource for new programmers.
Specification: Programming Bootcamp for Kids and Beginners