Intro to Computer Science & Programming Using Python: 6.00.1x | MITx on edX | About Video

JOHN GUTTAG: Computational devices have
become so pervasive that most of the time we don’t even realize
that we’re using them. Computation keeps our planes in the
air and our cars on the road. It manages our electrical,
communications, and financial systems. It controls everything from
homes to pacemakers. And most importantly, computation
has changed the way people think about the world. Hello. My name is John Guttag, and I want to
tell you a little something about the course Introduction to Computation
and Programming in Python. On the surface, this course may appear
to be just another introduction to programming in Python. But if that’s all you get out of
it, I’ll be very disappointed. In particular, you should come away from
this course with a good start on understanding how to use computation
to solve real problems. The idea is to simultaneously Python,
how to be a good programmer, and do both of these in the context of solving
problems of genuine interest. Now for some truth in advertising. Like all good engineering courses,
this course is mostly about learning by doing. We’ve worked hard at preparing
the online lecture material. But truth be told, you’ll learn a lot
more by doing the problem sets and attempt to apply the things we’ve
talked about in the lectures. If you’ve never programed before,
you’re in for a treat. It may take you a little while to get
the hang of it, but once you do, you’ll discover that programming
is an enormous amount of fun.


  1. Anjan J said:

    When are both these courses starting….???

    September 17, 2013
  2. papagayin3 said:

    16th of october.

    September 17, 2013
  3. Anjan J said:

    Thank you…so much

    September 17, 2013
  4. Biswadeep said:

    Whoa!!I have been waiting for these!!!

    September 17, 2013
  5. Logan Memeboii said:

    Can't wait for this good luck everyone!

    September 23, 2013
  6. shaun vdh said:

    Not long now. Thia course is going to help me significantly with my goal of studying computer science

    September 24, 2013
  7. Ryan Gilera said:

    Can't wait for this.

    September 25, 2013
  8. Marcello Avila Feoli said:

    There's way too much excitement in my veins 😀
    Long Live MitX!

    September 25, 2013
  9. Bob Moore said:

    Thanks for offering this course. I am excited to get started.

    September 28, 2013
  10. stygilation said:

    I'll be also starting :), see you there.

    September 29, 2013
  11. Anjan J said:

    sure buddy ….

    September 30, 2013
  12. alex9011 said:

    MIT's Ray and Maria Stata Center

    October 12, 2013
  13. Yaritza Miranda said:

    Me too 🙂

    October 16, 2013
  14. Jewel Mahmud said:

    Already Joined this course

    October 19, 2013
  15. Antonio Paulos said:

    is it on youtube yet?

    October 30, 2013
  16. Marcos Vinícius Petri said:

    No! This is available on EDX dot org 😉

    November 3, 2013
  17. dustdust7 said:

    I worked through the lectures and problem sets of the 2011 version of this course.
    For people who have never programmed before it is very challenging but also very rewarding to get a problem set right. I wish all 2013 participants good luck and the stamina to complete the course. If you have questions, there is an Open Study group for this course. Have fun!

    November 3, 2013
  18. Emanuel S said:

    Wish I had time to take the course. Already have 5 online courses and full-time university

    January 27, 2014
  19. David Lopez said:

    omg omg omg so exciting

    March 2, 2014
  20. Stan Williams said:

    Can't wait!

    March 5, 2014
  21. Dudeomfgstfux said:

    Seems like an amazing class

    March 7, 2014
  22. Varun Iyer said:

    its starting 😀

    June 11, 2014
  23. edX said:

    Want to level up your #coding skills? Sign up for Introduction to Computer Science and #Programming using Python from @Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Learn the #Python Programming Language and how to write useful code to solve real world problems. Start coding today:

    June 17, 2014
  24. Arysta said:

    Disappointing that this course is running, but registration is closed. It's a free class, why close it down? I know there's a 2011 version available that I'll have to settle with, but it's very sad that it's closed.

    July 22, 2014
  25. Cristian Martinez said:

    ready to go!

    August 20, 2014
  26. edX said:

    Introduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science
    Starting today – The 2nd Part of the MITx Computer Science XSeries, Introduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science. Learn how to use simulations to shed light on problems and how to use computational tools, including simple statistical, machine learning, and plotting tools. Start learning today

    October 21, 2014
  27. edX said:

    CSEdWeek may be wrapping up, but you can keep your Hour of Code momentum going by enrolling in the Intro to CS courses we have starting in January. Check out MITx Intro to CS and Programming Using Python — starts January 7, enroll today!

    December 14, 2014
  28. Asad Kazmi said:

    book is awesome.

    December 23, 2014
  29. Abraão Nascimento said:

    i am very excited =)

    December 27, 2014
  30. Jorgr Lombardo said:

    ¡Cómo me convenció!, ajajajja. I do it!!!

    December 31, 2014
  31. edX said:

    Intro to CS & Programming with Python from @Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is underway! Learn from the best, for free. Enroll today to learn the foundations of coding:

    January 8, 2015
  32. edX said:

    Intro to Python from @Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is underway — enroll now:

    January 29, 2015
  33. Jack Chan said:

    It said "Enrollment Is Closed". How to watch the video lectures?

    March 20, 2015
  34. Merwe Joubert said:

    Does anyone know when the course opens up again? Very interested in enrolling but i noticed the page has been taken off of edX. Restarting soon?

    April 13, 2015
  35. Joe Narvaez said:

    I love treats !

    May 5, 2015
  36. charles shone said:

    Yeah man this looks really interesting Monchacha's cheers guys for putting really Cool4Cats stuff on too me I'm very Grateful for your Consideration brothers&sisters!!? Thank you Guys your all Cool4Cats & really Kind People cheers Monchacha's!!? You ALL Gladden my Heart & are putting Calm & Peace back into my Life!!? So I'm going too Chuck quite a few Drams of Famous Grouse&Jim-Beam down my neck now & get really Leggloss&Pissed Monchacha's!!!!! YeeeeeeeHaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!! Charlie xxxxxxX

    June 9, 2015
  37. charles shone said:

    Yeah man this looks really Cool4Cats & very interesting so il check it out Monchacha's!!? Charlie xxxxX

    June 9, 2015
  38. Diwakar Rathi said:

    where i can see archived videos for this course? i want to do this course…..

    July 9, 2015

    This vs CS50

    February 6, 2016
  40. nachomasterCR said:

    starts again on august 30th, 2016.
    see you there fellas

    August 14, 2016
  41. Paris Nguyen said:

    TG: 15:38 PM
    Ngày: 3/7/2017
    Intro to Computer Science & Programming Using Python: 6.00.1
    MITx on edX | About Video

    March 7, 2017
  42. mad_titan THANOS said:

    You speak in so nicely.

    April 14, 2017
  43. vokipelk said:

    Could someone please suggest how well should i know math for this course?

    October 24, 2017
  44. Dale said:

    Silicone vally here I come!

    April 16, 2018
  45. Muhammad Salman said:

    Please answer: what is the difference between 6.00x and 6.00.1x andd the next? Are they the sequels of each other?

    May 22, 2018
  46. PeterChaoMartin said:

    Looks like the new class is Aug 30 2018. I'm enrolled and looking forward!

    August 24, 2018
  47. Pavan said:

    This is probably the best course for beginners to programming. Looking back to 3 years back when I did this course, it laid some solid foundations on which I could work on later. Strongly recommend anyone who's starting out to give it a shot.

    October 8, 2018
  48. jwhubert91 said:

    I love this guy! It really does seem like an enormous amount of fun.

    March 18, 2019
  49. Silver said:

    so is it for free? Like if i pass this course do i need to pay or what?

    July 31, 2019

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