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Birrell Walsh

Birrell Walsh

Python Data Structures

Written a year ago
I really admire Charles Severance. He teaches Python in a very easy, apparently casual way. But in every single class I have learned things that I was unable to teach myself. The man is a master of quiet, effective instruction.

I took this class after taking his advanced class in webscraping, and found that here (as there) I picked up new skills and could immediately apply them. Bravo!
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Birrell Walsh audited this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

Radical Spirituality: the Early History of the Quakers

Written a year ago
This was a straightforward history course. We were exposed to the writings of George fox and to a small degree of Margaret Fell. We saw the places in which the Society of Friends came into existence. It was an austere, pleasant set of lectures and videos.

But the discussions were riveting. The students were obviously wrestling with their own angels, as Jacob did; and they shared that struggle in the discussion board. And suddenly I realized that it was in just such a context that Quakerism arose, and brought hope.

It was very moving, and I am glad I took the course.
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Birrell Walsh completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

Programming for Everybody (Getting Started with Python)

Written a year ago
This course is decptive. It is relaxed and do-able at each level. Yet I find in each class I learned something I did not know about Python and acquire new skills. In some cases they were difficult things I had tried to learn on my own - and Charles Severance just quietly, with humor, opened the door.

This is the course I would recommend for any beginner in Python.
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Birrell Walsh completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

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