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Coding proficiency is just a smart thing to have in your back pocket.
Coding proficiency is just a smart thing to have in your back pocket.

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TL;DR: As of May 13, PCMag has the Complete Python Bootcamp course on sale for $9.99 compared to its regular asking price of $194.99.

Twitter announced that most of its employees will be allowed to work from home permanently. This news solidifies the swirling predictions that a mass shift to working from home “forever” will be one of the ways coronavirus redefines normal.

People who know how to code are in demand as it is, and they’ll only increase in value once thousands of companies need to onboard employees into a completely remote system. (Google “remote Python developer” and you’ll see.) 

The Complete Python Bootcamp course covers professional use of both Python 2 and 3, coining itself as “the most comprehensive, yet straight-forward, course for the Python programming language on Udemy.” The bundle typically goes for $194.99, but this timely discount from PCMag (which is also owned by Mashable’s publisher, Ziff Davis) takes it down to $9.99 — no code necessary.

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Even if you have nothing but free time on your hands, you may not want to live and breathe Python for the equivalent of a semester in school. This bundle isn’t that (despite “bootcamp” literally looming in the title.) With 24 hours of on-demand video supplemented by articles and coding exercises, penciling a few hours in a day could still get you your certificate of completion in a week. Folks on Reddit are particularly wowed by Jose Portilla’s teaching style. 

Whether you don’t even understand what coding is or have a grasp on basic syntax, you’ll come out with the ability to build apps and games, work with timestamps, and a grasp on the Jupyter Notebook system. Potential employers will be looking to see some of the original programs you’ve written, and this is just the base you’ll need to be a self-sufficient code writer.