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Donna Leviash Mckowen

Donna Leviash Mckowen

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Programming for Everybody (Getting Started with Python)

Written a year ago
Dr. Chuck is an amazing teacher. I had always thought that because I was a woman (and better in languages than math) programming would be something I would never grasp, or even attempt to grasp. I do have several male friends who are programmers, and they suggested I try anyway, because they saw in mes a logical person, who was good at languages(I speak Spanish and Arabic also) Dr.Chuck had such a warm and engaging manner, he made me believe in myself, and took away the self imposed barrier I had carried around, about not being able to ever learn how to program. His manner of explanation in his lectures, his very well-written book,"Python for Informatics" helped me to progress and begin to understand what it means to think "computationally." He has an easy charisma, sense of humor, and a well-laid out course. For me personally, I struggled a bit on the exercises, but I re-watched his videos and in the end, was able to really begin to get a feel of how to solve the problems presented. The mentors and staff were always quick to answer questions, and I learned a lot through reading forum entries too. Many of my questions were already answered. I am encouraged to do the whole Python Specialization and begin the 2nd course very soon. I totally recommend this course to anyone who has an interest in learning how to program.
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Donna Leviash Mckowen completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

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