Automate the boring stuff with Python: workshop A

Automate the Boring Stuff with Python

Two introductory workshops, A & B. March 16th and 23d, 2020 at Newburgh Free Library.

This is practical programming for total beginners!

If you've ever spent hours renaming files, updating hundreds of spreadsheet cells, or entering data, you know how tedious tasks like these can be. But what if you could have your computer do them for you?

In these two introductory while powerful workshops, you'll learn how to use Python to write programs that do in minutes what would take you hours to do by hand-no prior programming experience required. Once started at this facilitated workshop you will be able to finish this amazing course at your own pace, and become a high performer in all these essential real life routine. You will learn the basics of programming, while creating Python programs that effortlessly perform useful and impressive feats of automation that:

  • Search the Web and download online content (Web Scraping)
  • Update and format data in Excel spreadsheets of any size 
  • Working with PDF and Word Documents

Free yourself to spend your time where it counts. Even if you've never written a line of code, you can make your computer do the grunt work. Learn how in Automate the Boring Stuff with Python.

Who Is This Course For? 

total beginners or developers who wants to learn Python from scratch

What Will You Learn? 
After completing this course you will be able to Search for text in a file or across multiple files Update and format data in Excel spreadsheets of any size Send automated emails and reminder notifications Create, update, move, and rename files and folders Scrape the web to download and analyze online content Read, Edit and Create PDF files in Python You will be provided with free online resources, guidance on choosing an integrated development environment, and step-by-step instructions for automating a few routine operations like spreadsheets or Word documents. At these two workshops we will focus on the following Chapter 12 – Web Scraping Chapter 13 – Working with Excel Spreadsheets Chapter 14 – Working with Google Spreadsheets Chapter 15 – Working with PDF and Word Documents While touching some Python basics from chapters 1-11
Mon, Mar 16 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Newburgh Free Library
78 Susan Drive
124 Grand Street
Newburgh, NY 12550