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Python Table

12 Apr 2015

Once you’ve gotten to know core programming concepts in Scratch, a good next step is to try some Python. Python is a great language for new programmers because it is versatile and powerful, yet relatively easy to learn.

There are many great resources for learning Python online. Here are a few to check out:

  1. https://www.python.org/about/gettingstarted/
  2. http://learnpythonthehardway.org
  3. http://www.codecademy.com
  4. Python for Kids, by Jason R. Biggs (http://www.nostarch.com/pythonforkids): some free content available on the No Starch website – you can also check out a copy from your local library.

Another good way to learn programming is by modifying existing programs. In our Python interest table, we are working on a “flashcard” program that quizzes the user on the state capitals. You can modify download and modify this program from our club Github repository.

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