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Coding mini-bootcamp: Learn Python fundamentals in 10 hours - 20 - 24 Nov 2023

The SSE Tech Initiative offered an exclusive mini-bootcamp where students learned to code with machine learning algorithms. It consisted of five 2-hour workshops during one week. No prior experience was required.

During this mini-bootcamp, students got the basics of Python, the world’s fastest growing programming language. Plus, they learned how to use it to solve real-world business cases using machine learning. 

The workshop series was about learning to how code in a hands-on, business-focused, and outcome-oriented way.

SSE grade transcript: Every student who successfully completed the program received “Completed Introduction to Python” in their degree certificate under Formal Extracurricular Activities. Attendance was compulsory.

The bootcamp structure:


Day 1: Python Fundamentals

  • Data types in Python
  • Data Structures
  • If-statements and conditional logic
  • Loops
  • List comprehensions
  • Functions

Day 2: Python for Data Analytics Beginner

  • DataFrame vs Series
  • Inspecting Data
  • Selecting Columns
  • Intuition in Pandas
  • Method Chaining in Pandas
  • Filtering Data
  • Filtering Data with advanced conditional logic

Day 3: Python for Data Analytics Intermediate

  • Most Useful Methods for Data Analysis
  • Group By, most important concept for analysis
  • Reshaping Data with Pivot tables and Crosstab
  • Data Visualization

Day 4: Machine Learning Case

  • Predicting Churn, Fraudulent transactions, or Hotel bookings with a ML workflow using a Classification algorithm like Support Vector Classifier, Random Forest Classifier, or Logistic Regression

Day 5: Building an ML-app using ChatGPT’s API

  • To wrap up, the participants got to build an app using ChatGPT’s LLM.

The mini-bootcamp was delivered by Nod Coding, a Stockholm-based programming bootcamp provider.

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