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Casey Gerena has over 15 years of experience in engineering and has worked for companies such as Amazon, Accenture, and Lockheed Martin in various engineering-related roles. He became fascinated with computers and software at the young age of seven when he played the video game Doom on his PC. Casey's passion is teaching others software engineering, the cloud, and serverless technology. He believes serverless is the future of software development. Casey holds a BS in Management Information Systems from the University of Central Florida, an MS in logistics and global supply chain management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and a second MS in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Casey holds several IT certifications, including the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and nine AWS certifications. He enjoys weightlifting, playing video games, and spending time with his wife and daughter, Marilyn and Mia.
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Vice President and Corporate Technology Officer, Amazon
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Python 101: Learn the Python Basics in 14 Days is your beginner’s guide to becoming a Python coder in just 14 days. This book is for anyone wanting to learn to become a programmer but unsure how to get started. Python 101 makes learning quick and easy by teaching you only the essentials needed to start programming. Time is of the essence, so why waste it learning arbitrary concepts not required to achieve your goal? This book is structured to accommodate your everyday busy life. Throughout the 14 days, you will be exposed to the fundamentals to become a beginner Python programmer. There are several mini-projects and challenges along the way to reinforce your understanding of each lesson. Each day builds upon previous days to help your progression in building Python programming skills.
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✓ Make decisions using if-else statements, while, and for loops
✓ Handling errors by exceptions that would typically cause a program to crash or halt
✓ Learning to use third party libraries to build applications faster
✓ Read and create text files using Python
✓ Create Classes and Objects as an introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
There are three Nerd Challenges in the book, a Nerd Challenge is a small project based task that allows you to use concepts learned about previously in a bigger project:
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- Debugging a broken program
- Create a Graphical User Interface (GUI) based calculator
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