Wondering how to begin learning Python either for personal reasons or as part of your preparation for further formal study? Check out Gareen Puglia’s account of her experience taking the Google Crash Course on Python offered on Coursera. The course is available for free or for a small fee if you want a certificate.
What makes Puglia’s report particularly useful beyond the basic description of the course is that she explains her experience in the context of her first year of studies in the UC Berkeley Masters Program in Information Management and Systems. As a result her experience is particularly relevant to those wondering how to prepare to enter a masters program where Python will be useful or required.