Murtaza is a PhD Student in Human-Centered Design and Engineering at the University of Washington, working with Dr. Cecilia Aragon and Dr. Sayamindu Dasgupta. His research interests center around computing education and data visualization. He is particularly interested in the design, teaching, and structure of introductory computing and data courses, and has taught introductory courses at various levels, including at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels. In a past life, he was a student and teaching assistant in computer science at UC Berkeley, where he earned both the Outstanding Undergraduate Student Instructor Award and the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award for his contributions to the design and teaching of The Beauty and Joy of Computing, Berkeley's introductory computer science course for those with no prior experience.
I was totally new to Python and the Co:rise instructors, community, and projects pushed me to become a functional Python user in a month. Highly effective, fun, and challenging learning experience.
Pamela's courses are simply a joy. Her style is playful and sincere with unique projects and examples. She brings a ton of in-industry as well as teaching experience, which means she is able to deliver content in a way that is accessible to newbies but also not out of touch with what is going on in the industry. I look up to Pamela as a role model for how to teach, and I am the developer and teacher I am today largely because of her influence on me early in my career. If you have the opportunity to take one of her courses, I highly recommend it!
Pamela's course provides an engaging, hands-on introduction to programming with Python. The materials are well-thought out and approachable to anyone at any skill level. The projects are fun and engaging while providing experience relevant to real-world situations. I highly recommend it!
An amazing experience as a newbie in programming. A great team that truly wants you to thrive when starting to learn Python.
Learning Python in this day and age is a must for not just software engineers anymore. I couldn't think of a better teacher to take the first steps on this path than Pamela Fox. Since her days as one of the first developer supporters on the Google Maps API, Pamela is known as a teacher who deeply cares about making her students successful. Learn Python and let Pamela teach you!
This course was incredibly well-run, with an abundance of support given from the education team!
Pamela is an amazing instructor, always makes things feel less daunting then they otherwise would be with a calming voice. I knew nothing about coding as I entered this course. Everything was very well explained and the coursework and projects made me implement things in a way that helped me retain the past week's information.
In the Python Crash Course you not only learn a programming language, but also become a part of a community where people help each other advance faster.
Everyone at CoRise was helpful and very attentive to messages/questions. The material was well covered; the projects were challenging but were helpful as a tool to learn and apply the material. The lectures were great and the community supportive and encouraging. I enjoyed the past 4 weeks learning about Python!