About Python & NextGen's Summer Camps
Python is the world’s fastest-growing programming language. It has a friendly syntax for beginners. It’s written to be as close to plain English as possible. Python is a great first language to learn and it will provide a solid foundation for learning Java or any other programming language later.
Python is also one of the most powerful programming languages in existence. It can be used to build software, web applications, and mobile apps. But it is also used for data science – everything from data analytics to machine learning.
Python’s popularity has skyrocketed over the past decade and there are rarely enough Python proficient developers to meet the demands of employers looking for Python programmers at any given time. This supply and demand imbalance makes it perfect for you to learn right now.
Not only will you be learning a fun and exciting programming language, but you’ll also be setting yourself up for success in the future. Whether your dream career is entrepreneurship, working for a startup, a sturdy position at a large corporation, data science, or even getting into banking, Python will take you there.
Why learn Python in high school?
There are tons of reasons you should learn Python in high school but we’ll just go over a few here. The best reason? Python has potential.
Python is fun, easy to learn, and gives you the power to easily pivot to your interests with the same foundational knowledge. Python doesn’t box you in. You don’t need to know if you want to do development or data yet, all you have to know is that you want to learn to code.
There are numerous, lucrative job opportunities for you when you learn Python. You could choose to apply Python for data science and become a machine learning engineer. You could take Python to develop software. There are also especially lucrative potential careers in the finance sector when you learn Python for fintech.
High school is the perfect time to build these foundations. The earlier you begin learning, the stronger programmer you’ll be when you’re ready to start your career. Even if you don’t want to use coding as your career, it can be a hefty side hustle or a useful hobby to have.
What can you create with Python?
Python’s incredible versatility has led to the creation of some seriously popular apps. But it’s also been used to create helpful projects that you’ve probably never heard of!
Python powers many social media platforms – including Instagram, Reddit, and Pinterest. It’s behind Google’s search engine. It powers Spotify and Netflix’s recommendations and back end services. Uber, Lyft, and Instacart use Python to coordinate and predict demand spikes. Amazon uses Python to recommend relevant products.
Beyond these famous applications, Python is also used at IBM for data science and web servers. Python is used in Healthcare to analyze MRIs and tissue samples. It powers automated stock trading robots and it’s used in research to gather and make sense of data. Python’s even used for some air traffic control applications!
If there’s a sector you’re interested in, they’re probably using Python in some way shape or form. Even the entertainment industry uses Python to store their massive media files. The best thing about Python is that even if you’re not sure what you want to do for the rest of your life right now, you can use this skill later.
Get a head start on Data Science with Python
If you're considering a career in data science, Python is the best place to start. You can analyze and predict data with Python. There are numerous data visualization techniques you can learn to display data. Then there are advanced Python uses like machine learning and automation that can power things like cars and the stock market.
Getting a head start on learning Python will make you a well-rounded data scientist, whether you want to attend college, grad school, or head to an intense adult data science bootcamp after you graduate from high school. It’s lucrative and, for the data curious, fun to learn!
Why you should attend a Python summer camp
Without homework and extracurriculars, it can be easier to learn a coding language. Plus, learning to code guarantees your wifi access all summer. A Python summer camp will also introduce you to like-minded beginner coders your age.
You’ll create projects that you can use to create a portfolio or apply to a college program. You can also add it to your resume for an extra boost if you decide to attend another bootcamp later. It’s the most efficient way to learn Python.
Plus, you’re preparing yourself for how you’d use Python in the real-world which means you won’t be learning a bunch of extra fluff. You’ll be focusing on Python and actual examples from industry-experienced experts.
Learn Python live online over the summer
Learn Python over the summer online. You can gain Python skills anywhere over the summer with live online classes. You’ll have class at the same time as the rest of your cohort and learn in real-time from an instructor who can answer your questions. Work through projects and our world-class workbooks as you become proficient in this handy programming language.
If you want to focus on data science and machine learning, dive into Python for Data and Machine Learning online this summer. You’ll learn Python fundamentals, data processing, object-oriented programming, data analysis and visualization, and the Pandas Python library. This is a great primer for college.
If you’d rather take the development route, you can take the Computer Science Summer Certificate online. This program teaches you both Java and Python, the fundamentals of software development and data science, as well as libraries and frameworks. A certificate program is the best way to learn Python because it’s comprehensive and you can add it to your resume or boost your college applications with proof.
If you live near Midtown Manhattan, you can learn Python in-person with the Python Data Science Summer Program in New York. It’s a 2-week summer camp teaching you the fundamentals of data science. You can make friends and explore New York’s tech scene with this exciting opportunity!
Why Python is perfect to learn after school
If you’re not ready to give up your summer or you’re entering your senior year, learning after school is also a great option. You can find classes on weeknights so that you still have weekends too.
The community and libraries Python has to offer are both massive and global. There are collections of code, also called libraries, for data science and web development that make it even faster to get started with Python. With a robust community,
Since Python is the best programming language to learn as your first language, it won’t be too difficult to add to your current course load. Plus, you could use it to automate your follow-up emails when you’re looking for jobs later!
Learn Python at NextGen
NextGen instructors are experienced in real-world applications of Python from data science to web development. They’re also teachers who are trained to be teachers. Our curriculum is trusted around the world by universities, so you know you’ll be getting the best education you can buy.
Our classes always have small groups that allow for more individualized attention with opportunities for collaboration. Our real-world project examples will help you launch your Python skills after you finish the program. Boost your resume, start learning versatile tech skills, or create the next big startup – start learning Python after school or over the summer!