Design Your Future

Basic Coding with Python

Students gain training in Python, a modern computer programming language.

Schedule: Section 1: January 4-8, 2021, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Section 2: January 11-15, 2021, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Delivery Method: Synchronous
Credential: This course earns a Practical Oriented Experience (POE) transcript notation.
Team Lead: Danai Adkisson

Python in a modern computer programming language, used in a variety of fields and disciplines including software development, data science, and more. During this 5-day course designed for beginner programmers, we’ll explore the fundamentals of the Python language, from basic syntax to script development. Scripting is how we can automate parts of our workflow, and the first foundational step in developing software. Students will leave this course with the tools they need to start integrating basic scripting and automation into their research, data analysis, or software design.


Danai Adkisson

Danai Adkisson is an Analyst with the Duke Office of Information Technology. He leads mentorship and training opportunities for the greater Duke community through Duke’s Innovation Co-Lab. Danai also helps manage the Duke Virtual Machine and Container infrastructure which provides uniform software access to individuals and groups across campus. 

Prior to the Co-Lab, Danai spent several years working in Duke Identity Management as the point person for Shibboleth(the Duke Login Screen). He also maintained a suite of applications while integrating centralized systems with Duke University, the Duke Health System, and Duke Kunshan University.

Danai has not always been in the technology sector. Danai studied in the Criminal Justice field and spent time working in that space before transitioning into technology. Danai’s shift to the technology sector all started with a basic coding class.

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