Andrea Refatto

I like programming, reading, learning new things...

Andrea Refatto
Mechanical Engineering
Masters Degree

Programming for Everybody (Getting Started with Python)

Written 10 months ago
This is a great course. The teacher, Dr. Charles Severence, makes the content easy and enjoyable.

If you have already some coding experience, you will get a smooth introduction into python's basic concepts with an easy to follow step by step approach; if you are starting coding right now, you are really lucky because you have the opportunity to start with this course.

I was already familiar with coding and with many of the presented concepts, but I wish I had started my coding experience years ago with this training instead of the one I had. It would have been easyer and... much more fun!

Absolutely recommended for anybody starting with python and for anybody starting programming.

I will proceed with the next courses in the specialization.
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Andrea Refatto completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

Python Data Structures

Written 10 months ago
This is the second course in the Python for Everybody specialization. The course introduces the data structures in python giving clear explanations and making a great job at selecting the most useful ones so that it is easy to later build knowledge on top of them.

One thing I like to highlight, the examples and the excercises are very meaningful and well structured along the course, so that, in the end, complex results are achieved gradually.

I believe that, for mastering the content, some part of the material might need to be reinforced with additional excercise; references are given during the classes for useful resources.

One possible improvement to the course itself could adding some excercise or assignment.

Same as with the first course, I really enjoyed the classes: the content was explained very clearly to the point of making it look easy. I already had some programmming experience, so, some part of it was on the easy side for me, nevertheless I found it interesting all along. Dr. Severance - Dr. Chuck added to this some great sense of humour that made it also fun to learn.

I will proceed with the next course in the specialization and I am looking forward for learning more python.
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Andrea Refatto completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

Using Databases with Python

Written 9 months ago
Another great course from Dr. Charles Severance, very well structured for introducing basic database concepts and how to interact with databases using python. The course does a really great job at introducing SQL basics using SQLite: it made it easy to understand the different concepts and, as a consequence, building on top of them becomes easy... but not trivial. The grading exercises are focused on understanding and modifing the code rather than creating it from scratch; I think that this was a good decision when considering the need to familiarize with some programming pattern and, of course, considering the coming-next capston project. Highly recommended for introducing the use of databases with python!
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Andrea Refatto completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

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