Python Fundamentals


In this class students will install Anaconda Python and Jupyter Labs. Using this Jupyter Lab interface I will cover the basics of Python programming. Topics will include built in data structures, functions, looping, decisions, and importing other libraries.

Background Knowledge:

Students will need to install Anaconda Python and Jupyter Labs before the course begins. Basic knowledge of computers and some programming experience would be helpful.


Phil Tracton is an IC design engineer at Medtronic and an instructor at UCLA Extension. He has worked at Medtronic for over 20 years and has experience in implementing firmware, FPGAs, and custom ASICs. Many thousands of people have his work implanted in them. Most of these devices are focused on Neuromodulation. He has recently joined an internal team focused on long term research for implantable devices.

At UCLA he teaches multiple Python based courses including Learning Python and Python on the Raspberry Pi.

He is interested in low power AI on edge devices.

He will be running the Fundamentals of Python training class. This is his second time teaching at an ODSC event.

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