Knight Center offers free online course on Python programming [Brazil]

Knight Center offers free online course on Python programming [Brazil]

Posted on November 06, 2017

Journalists and others can participate in this four-week course.

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, with the support of Google News Lab, is offering the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on "Introduction to programming: Python for journalists" in Portuguese.

The course will be held Nov. 20 to Dec. 17. The instructors are Álvaro Justen, a veteran programmer of the Python community and director of courses at School of Data in Brazil; and Pedro Burgos, developer and founder of Impacto.jor, who was recently selected for a Knight International Journalism Fellowship.

Participants will learn programming logic and will better understand how software, databases and the internet itself works. The lessons are divided into four modules: introduction to programming and Python, reading data, manipulating data with Python, and data scraping and automation.

The course is free and accessible to anyone from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. Those interested in receiving a certificate must pay a US$30 administrative fee.

Registration is ongoing.

For more information, click here.