Intro to Python
Get to grips with one of the world’s most popular programming languages, Python, using a creative, practical approach.
Purchase this course for $149
Python is one of the world’s most popular coding languages, used by some of the largest companies in the world such as Facebook, Google, Netflix and Uber. In this course, we will learn how to work with Python from a creative standpoint.
Rather than giving you just the theoretical part of what Python is, we will use Python to create scripts that you can use in your day-to-day life to automate mundane tasks.
What you’ll learn
What exactly is Python? Where would we use it and how do we get started.
How is Python structured and how do we do tasks with it
Installing third-party packages using Pip to speed up our coding time
Using Git and GitHub to store your code online so you can collaborate with others and save it securely
How to scrape content from the internet for use in data feeds using the Beautiful Soup library
How to work with image assets using the Pillow library
6+ hours of video lessons – Practical, go-at-your-own pace learning
Access the community – Join our Slack and connect with thousands of SuperHi students and alumni
Continued help – Help from our expert teachers and educators with years of experience in the industry
Real world projects – Projects and code that you can alter and remix to add to your own sites and portfolio
Resources – Resources to get you started and going post-course
This course is aimed at creative people who are interested in learning how to write Python scripts to automate large, day-to-day tasks.
While there are a few concepts that may be familiar to designers or coders during this course, this is a beginner course so you don't need any previous experience of coding before you take part.
A computer (Windows, Mac or Linux) with the latest version of Chrome installed and a broadband internet connection. That's all!
In the first project, we'll show you how to build a procedural generated landscape, as seen in Roblox, Minecraft and several popular Twitter accounts, using the toolsets included in Python. We'll also save our brand new emoji landscapes to a folder.
What about images? We may not only want to export things to text files! In this project, we'll use the Pillow library to alter and change images to automate common tasks, and then write our own tool to convert images to ASCII art.
Code and art can go hand-in-hand together. We'll show you how to make your own randomly generated artwork from rules that we create, and whenever we run the script, we'll get brand new, unexpected results each time!
Python has a wide range of libraries and tools that work with it. In this project, we'll use the Flask library to make a website that lets you check on the health and speed of a range of websites, and then get it live on a server with a domain!
Our instructors have decades of professional experience, have spoken at international conferences and have won countless web design awards.
Rik (he/him) is a Mancunian coder, teacher and CEO of SuperHi. He was the co-founder of Steer (a code school in London) and has taught several thousand people to code. He is a bit too old to be posting memes on our social media and recently featured as a Sour Patch Kid in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.
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If you're comfortable working with a computer, then yes!
Learning new and improving your existing skills is about being patient with yourself, building up your knowledge, developing confidence through practice, and with time. We've seen our students around the world do it, and so can you.
Our beginner courses are designed for people new to the subjects. They grow your understanding so you grasp everything you need to start applying your new skills and will also give you a path to dig deeper if you want.
Our teaching style is practical and straightforward and you'll have support from our expert instructors and community for as long as you need.
We have quite a lot of students that join us and have done some coding before but want to build up confidence and techniques.
In order to help get you where you'd like to be, have a look at the sites below to see which course you can make from scratch, without any help at all.
All of our courses are unlocked and available for students to start their learning and go at their own pace. We do have a suggested weekly structure for some courses, which helps some students stay on track. However, you're definitely free to jump ahead or take as long as you need!
As soon as you checkout and pay, you'll have all the courses you paid for, in your student dashboard available to you immediately. If you're busy and can't start right away - no worries, you can pick it back up later.
At SuperHi, we provide online courses designed for creatives and made for everyone. Take a course on Code, Design, or Project Management 😊
The proof is in the pudding! Our students go on to make their own beautiful sites and some of their stunning work have won digital design awards. Take a look at our Hall of Fame to see some of the sites our students have built, many of which had only taken our Foundation course!
If you're a SuperHi student or alumni and would like to submit your project to be included in our Hall of Fame, please feel free to submit it here.
Yes, we do! All you'd need to do is send the links to your completed projects over to firstname.lastname@example.org at the end of your course. We will review them, provide feedback if necessary, and then issue your certificate!
All our course videos are taught using the SuperHi Editor, but you'll be able to apply everything you'll learn to a code editor of your choice. Many students go on to use other code editors, for example, if their workplace has an existing standard.
Our SuperHi Editor is designed with many smart features to help avoid wasted time looking for things like a typo or missing bracket (which is why we made it!), but the same code concepts apply to any editor.
Yes! You can use your own custom third-party domains and connect them to your sites built with our SuperHi Editor. Additionally, all SuperHi sites come with free SSL Certificates for added protection.
Here's more information on how to connect a third-party domain