An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python (Part 1)

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  • Week 1 - Week 0 - Statements, expressions, variables
    Understand the structure of this class, explore Python as a calculator
  • Week 2 - Week 1 - Functions, logic, conditionals
    Learn the basic constructs of Python programming, create a program that plays a variant of Rock-Paper-Scissors
  • Week 3 - Week 2 - Event-driven programming, local/global variables
    Learn the basics of event-driven programming, understand difference between local and global variables, create an interactive program that plays a simple guessing game
  • Week 4 - Week 3 - Canvas, drawing, timers
    Create a canvas in Python, learn how to draw on the canvas, create a digital stopwatch
  • Week 5 - Week 4 - Lists, keyboard input, the basics of modeling motion
    Learn the basics of lists in Python, model moving objects in Python, recreate the classic arcade game "Pong"




John Greiner
Department of Computer Science

Stephen Wong
Computer Science

Scott Rixner
Computer Science

Joe Warren
Computer Science


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