So you’ve arrived at P4P with your laptop charged and your headphones poised for action … But now, how do you fill the time until the pizza arrives?
Begin with a short(!) online course, especially if you are an absolute beginner to programming. This gives you some fundamentals quickly, along with an important feeling of accomplishment, that you’ve finished something within 2 weeks of starting at P4P.
Crucial to remaining motivated and continuing P4P is setting small learning or project goals for your programming. Otherwise, it’s just pizza with friends.
Here are some courseWARE suggestions for you…
- OpenIntro (R)
- Software Carpentry Courseware
- The Open Book Project
- Coursera Guided Projects
See this PCworld 2018 review about online Python courses, if you can’t decide.
Got the basics and coming back next week?
Finally, request access to our Pizza4Python Github to make push & pull requests. Ask the P4P host for more info about this.
Background reading about best programming practices:
Do you have some better ideas or recommendations for this list? Tell us all about it on our dedicated #Discord channel!