Spring 2024 Online Class (12 sessions) - Wednesday - 8:00-9:00 PM (evening online course)
Grade Level: 9th - 12th
Instructor: Jeremy Hurley
Contact Information: VTHurley97@gmail.com
This is an Advanced Computer Science course that will build on the course description of the Introduction course taught in the fall. This course will continue to leverage the Python programming language and will go more in-depth into data analysis and visualization leveraging Pandas. In addition, the course will explore user interface concepts and build interactive user interfaces. Throughout the course we will continue to build on data types and build functions to demonstrate clean and reusable code.
Why Python? Python is consistently ranked near the top of programming languages to learn. Stack Overflow, a popular programming website, related the following from its 2019 survey of developers:
“Python, the fastest-growing major programming language, has risen in the ranks of programming languages in our survey yet again, edging out Java this year and standing as the second most loved language.”
Reasons for Python’s popularity and rapid adoption are that it is clean, easy to learn, has a large online community, and is widely used across industries and applications – web/desktop applications, games, machine learning, and data science/analysis.
This one semester course will cover advanced computer programming. Prior experience is required.
Class size: 5-15
Jeremy Hurley earned his B.S. in both Finance and Accounting from Virginia Tech University and his M.S. in Information Systems from George Mason University. He works as a Senior Business Analysis & Intelligence Manager at Fannie Mae. He has coached multiple sports teams over the last several years . He looks forward to bringing his knowledge and passion of business and information systems to the classroom and having fun with the students developing the skills needed to start their journey in computer programming. Jeremy and his wife Ann are raising their seven children in Potomac Falls and attend Christ the Redeemer