Skillcrush Course


The Powerful, Beginner-Friendly Programming Language That Doesn’t BITE

Have you been hearing about Python from all your tech friends? Are you seeing it blow up on your Twitter feed and wondering why? The Python programming language is on fire right now and for good reason: it’s a beginner-friendly programming language that’s also incredibly powerful. Even as an entry-level Python developer, you’ll be able to quickly build web apps and gorgeous data visualizations—two skills that employers are willing to pay big money for. Python developers in the U.S. earn more than $110,000 per year, on average.

Even if you are not after the fancy titles like Data Scientist, Python Web Developer or Engineer—simply adding Python to your current skills will constrict the competition on your job search. Slither into a more marketable skill set with Python!

Course Outline

Prerequisites: None

  • Getting Started with Python Icon

    Getting Started with Python

    In this class we’ll introduce you to the world of Python and give you the confidence to start creating applications like a Personal Assistant App, Drawing App, and Language Translator.

    By the end of this class you’ll be able to:

    • Employ computational thinking to solve problems.
    • Prepare readable, reusable code using formatting best practices.
    • Design object-oriented programs with classes and objects.
    • Build functions to organize and modularize code.
    • Apply built-in data structures including lists and dictionaries.
    • Create loops to repeatedly go through collections of data.
    • Automate saving, editing, and retrieving data from files.

    You’ll Learn:

    • Computational thinking
    • Control structures
    • Object-oriented programming (OOP)
    • Data types
    • Variables
    • Functions
    • Classes and objects
    • Loops

  • Using Python to Build Web Apps Icon

    Using Python to Build Web Apps

    In this class we’ll cover how to build powerful, meticulously organized web apps that can dynamically render data. You’ll use these skills to create a Dog Photo Gallery and a Female Supervillain Trading Card App.

    By the end of this class you’ll be able to:

    • Implement front end and back end technologies to develop web apps.
    • Define HTTP request methods and the client-server relationship.
    • Use HTTP requests to move data between the back end and front end.
    • Design a SQL database using an ORM library (a technique for converting data!).
    • Serve data using a REST API design methodology.

    You’ll Learn:

    • Flask web framework
    • Building web apps
    • Internet protocols
    • Routing requests
    • Jinja templating
    • SQL databases
    • REST API framework

  • Preparing & Displaying Data with Python Icon

    Preparing & Displaying Data with Python

    In this class, you’ll harness the power of web scraping and use existing public datasets to create stunning data visualizations. Don’t worry—no need to be a math whiz here. We’ve got tools to do all the heavy lifting for you!

    By the end of this class you’ll be able to:

    • Analyze data and data structures using the NumPy and Pandas libraries.
    • Apply statistical analysis techniques to summarize and categorize data.
    • Prepare data for analysis and visualization.
    • Create data visualizations using the Matplotlib and Seaborn libraries.
    • Select and customize visualizations that best illustrate the data being represented.
    • Determine event probability by analyzing historical data.
    • Assemble datasets using web scraping and the Beautiful Soup library.

    You’ll Learn:

    • Pandas and NumPy libraries
    • Data visualization
    • Matplotlib and Seaborn libraries
    • Data interpretation
    • Statistical analysis
    • Data preparation
    • Web scraping
    • Beautiful Soup library

Tools you will learn:


Your Python Skill Portfolio

By the end of this course, you’ll have learned everything you need to code up web apps and visualize datasets using the following skills:

  • Computational Thinking

    Computational Thinking

    Breaking down a problem into simple steps that a computer would understand.

  • Object Oriented Programming (OOP)

    Object Oriented Programming (OOP)

    Coding using the idea of “objects” to represent data and methods.

  • Flask Framework

    Flask Framework

    A lightweight framework with the ability to scale up to complex applications.

  • SQL


    SQL (Structured Query Language) is a language used to send data to and pull data from databases.



    REST is an architectural style, or design pattern, for APIs.

  • Data Visualization

    Data Visualization

    Representing information graphically, like a chart, diagram or picture.

  • Matplotlib & Seaborn

    Matplotlib & Seaborn

    These two libraries work together to make beautiful data visualizations.

  • Pandas & NumPy

    Pandas & NumPy

    These two libraries work together to perform mathematical functions & analyze data.

  • Beautiful Soup Library

    Beautiful Soup Library

    A Python library for pulling data out of HTML and XML files.

After completing the program, you will earn:

The Skillcrush Python for Web Apps & Data Course

Official Certificate Of Completion

The perfect addition to your new Python portfolio, your resume, AND your LinkedIn profile!

How Do I Know if This Course is For Me?

This Course Is For You If:

  • You have no coding skills and want to dive into something easy to learn.
  • You’re itching to learn an object-oriented programming language.
  • You’ve taken other beginner Python courses and need to fill in the gaps.
  • You want to dive into the world of data.
  • You love solving puzzles.
  • You want to learn a versatile backend language.
  • You’ve struggled with JavaScript and need something more beginner-friendly to work with.

This Course Is Not For You If:

  • You are not interested in working with data.
  • You want to build mobile apps for iOS or Android.
  • You want to work on front end UI interactions (check out the Front End Developer + React JS Course instead!).
  • You like working with less abstract, more complex languages like C or Java.
  • You want to focus on design and visuals created by software (like Adobe Photoshop) instead of code.
  • Solving puzzles and complex problems isn’t for you.
  • You want to build desktop applications for Windows or MacOS.

Your instructors are ALWAYS here to help.

  • Ann Cascarano

    Web Development Instructor

    Ann teaches Git, WordPress, Python, and JavaScript here at Skillcrush and at other mentoring events in and around her Montreal stomping grounds. A mom of four, she happily nurtures her little ones’ interest in technology and delights in their discoveries. Ann’s idea of a fun weekend project is to test out a different deployment method or dipping her toes into a new programming language.

  • Sharon Siegel

    Full Stack Instructor

    Sharon is a self-taught developer who started out with a Psychology degree and no tech skills to speak of. With the help of Skillcrush, she became a Full Stack Developer. After spending some time working as a full-time Developer, she returned to Skillcrush as an Instructor to teach HTML & CSS, Git, JavaScript, and Ruby and help students gain the skills they need to succeed in the world of tech.

  • Josh Morrow

    Python Subject Matter Expert

    Josh is a full-stack web developer. He enjoys learning about the nitty-gritty of computer science and sharing that knowledge with anyone who will listen to him. When he’s not coding a website, he’s probably writing code to create music, visual art, or games.

Have a question? Our team of expert instructors is here for you around the clock:





With 1-on-1 support from your instructors & Skillcrush community, you’ll accomplish more than you ever thought possible.

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  • I used to work in retail and I just don’t see myself ever going back—my career outlook has completely changed! Now I am a Junior Developer at a small business that needs their site updated. I work directly with the Lead Developer to launch new products, debug issues, and alter styles for each viewport. The best part about my job is that I’m also being paid to learn!


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  • My dream has literally come true and is really working. Now that I have tech skills, I work from home, earn a decent wage, spend time with my children, code (which I love), and continue to learn.



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