Hi, Grayson Stanton here. I’m not an expert Python programmer, just someone who has picked up some bits and pieces along the way from working on various personal and professional projects.
If you ask me though, even a little bit of coding know-how can go a long way in all kinds of pursuits. For example, in my fairly run-of-the-mill office drone research analyst gig, I’ve found a number of uses for Python like building webscrapers, predictive models, and web apps, no fancy computer science degree required (went with civil engineering for some reason).
This application of coding has benefited both myself and my organization, which previously hadn’t ever made use of in-house programming. Or at the very least it helped relieve some of my boredom. Work is somewhat less soul-crushing when you can make your computer do the worst bits of it for you.
Anyways, it seems like there’s a good deal of potential for the semi- or non-technical office workers of the world to learn and apply at least some basic coding skills to their work, for the benefit of their organizations but also for themselves and their careers.
So that’s Data Rebellion’s whole shtick, to help people take that first step towards learning to code, then getting to a basic level of competence as quickly as possible and eventually breaking free of some of the tedium that their work currently entails, whether that means getting promoted, finding a better job, or just kicking their feet up and enjoying a few games of Starcraft as their computer does their work for them.
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