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Calvin Barajas

Calvin Barajas

Programming for Everybody (Getting Started with Python)

Written 7 months ago
Course is very good for beginners. I finished it in 3 days. Pretty basic stuff if you know how to write code already. Dr Chuck is eloquent and to the point. I love the multiple-choice quizzes at the end of each chapter. I'm going for the certificate (5 courses) so this is 1 of 5. I'm doing a nano-degree at Udacity and Py is a pre-req. Coursera is the best option for a Python "nanodegree/cert."
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Calvin Barajas completed this course, spending 16 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

Python Data Structures

Written 7 months ago
Great course. Dr Chuck is eloquent, articulate, humorous, and concise. This course really helped me understand more about parsing and manipulating raw data. I've always been interested in tuples and Dr Chuck does a great job presenting the info. This was course 2 of 5 of the Python for Everybody specialization and so far, I'm very happy with the material.
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Calvin Barajas completed this course, spending 12 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

Using Python to Access Web Data

Written 6 months ago
I loved this course, however, there is some room for improvement:

(a) Putting code side-by-side with video of Dr Chuck (like it was done in previous lectures) would be better.

(b) Make the end-of-week assignments more challenging. I felt that the quizzes were good, but, the coding assignments were too easy and the solution was practically spoon fed.

Other than that, the course was really good. Dr Chuck is a natural in front of the camera. I also really enjoyed some of the more complex code samples presented during the lectures.
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Calvin Barajas completed this course.

Using Databases with Python

Written 6 months ago
I really enjoyed this course. Plenty of good code to learn from, nice simple SQL examples, great step-by-step installation and setup instructions, great opportunity to incorporate all the material learned up to this point (JSON, URLLib, XML, SQLite, etc.). Dr Chuck, as always, has a gift for teaching material in a MOOC format (anticipates questions that would normally be asked in a classroom setting).
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Calvin Barajas completed this course, spending 24 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.

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