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I just enrolled in an online class that is slated to be the largest ever at udacity.com. It’s technically programming 101, using Python to teach all enrollees about the world of programming. With the course’s material, one should expect to be able to program their own search engine using Python by the end of the course (pretty f*ckin cool). It’s free for anyone interested.
The course is taught by a former Stanford professor and Google fellow who even gets Sergey Brin (the co-founder of Google for those techies who’ve been residing beneath rocks) to vouch on his behalf. I’m looking forward to the course, in part because I want to see how it works, but also because I’ve been looking for an excuse to pickup useful amounts of Python and this seems like the perfect opportunity.
My only qualm with the course is that both professors look and sound like they’re villains from a Bond film…although I imagine they have much more benevolent intentions given they’re looking to educate the masses instead of hurting them.