Hello, everyone! I wanted to share something new, something exciting that I’ve decided to take on recently. As some of you may know, I have a background in web development from the late ’90s. However, it’s been well over 15 years since I last dived into full blown coding since I moved from development to marketing and design roles later in my career before leaving the workforce to raise my children.
In the interim, the world of web development has seen an astronomical surge in innovation and complexity, with the advent of various new languages, tools, and methodologies. It feels like I’ve been out of the game for a while, and now I have decided to challenge myself and step back into the world of coding. This time, my journey leads me to Python – an incredibly versatile language known for its simplicity and power.
Learning Python with ChatGPT
Given my hiatus from coding, I wanted a learning companion that would be patient, knowledgeable, and flexible. That’s when I decided it would be fun and interesting to use ChatGPT, a large language model trained by OpenAI.
ChatGPT has become my coding mentor, providing personally catered continuous learning development. We have developed a plan that spans from the very basics of Python to the advanced topics. The plan is broken down into several modules, including Python basics, data structures, functions, object-oriented programming, advanced Python concepts, database handling, web development with Python, data analysis and visualization, and an introduction to machine learning.
What excites me about this plan is its flexibility. The pace is entirely up to me, and the depth of learning is adjustable based on my understanding and requirements. The AI doesn’t rush me, it doesn’t slow me down, it just adapts. At the end of each section, ChatGPT provides me with questions and assignments to test my understanding and provides feedback on my code.
The Journey Begins
I’ve just started with the basics: Python installation, understanding its syntax, variables, data types, and operators. Although these are simple concepts, it’s a whole new world compared to the web development techniques I used previously. As I write this, I can already feel the exhilaration of learning something new and the satisfaction that comes from overcoming a challenge.
Every week, I will be sharing my progress and experiences on this blog. My journey into Python with ChatGPT is not just about learning a new language, but it’s about rekindling my passion for coding, about challenging myself, and about embracing the modern technologies that are shaping our world.
Whether you are a seasoned developer or someone who’s just starting out, I hope you’ll find these posts engaging and maybe even a bit inspiring. If an old-timer like me can plunge back into the vast ocean of coding, anyone can!
So, keep an eye out for my weekly updates, and let’s explore the fantastic world of Python together! See you next week with my first update.
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