Intermediate Python Workshop/Projects

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Write it from scratch

Practice solving problems in Python from scratch. These projects will guide you through breaking down the problem into steps and help you check your work along the way.

  • Scrabble challenge
    • Project: implement a scrabble solver that will tell you the best Scrabble words given a particular Scrabble rack. Great for cheating at Words with Friends!
    • Skills you'll practice:
      • breaking down a problem and solving it in Python from scratch
      • command line option parsing
      • reading from files
      • working with dictionaries and for loops
  • Flash card challenge
    • Project: implement a flash card quizzer from scratch.
    • Skills you'll practice:
      • breaking down a problem and solving it in Python from scratch
      • command line option parsing
      • reading from files
      • working with dictionaries and while loops
      • working with randomness

Self-directed projects

Practice the language and practical Python applications through bite-sized projects where we've written the scaffolding for you so you can get to the fun stuff quickly!

  • Twitter
    • Project: Use the Twitter API to write the basic parts of a Twitter client. See what your friends are tweeting, get trending topics, search tweets, and more.
    • Skills you'll practice:
      • using an API
      • command line option parsing
      • reading other people's code
      • working with lists and iteration
  • ColorWall
    • Project: Program graphical effects for a ColorWall using the Tkinter GUI toolkit.
    • Skills you'll practice:
      • using functions and classes
      • reading other people's code
      • working with time and randomness
      • working with dictionaries and for loops

Online tutorials

  • Make a website with Django
    • Project: Work through the official Django tutorial, where you'll create an interactive poll application.
    • Skills you'll practice:
      • using the Django web application framework
      • writing classes and thinking about inheritance
      • using Python to interact with a database
      • thinking about how web servers and clients interact

In-person tutorials

  • Object Oriented Python
    • Project: Create a mini-banking system with users and accounts.
    • Skills you'll practice:
      • understanding classes and objects
      • building an entire program