Get Started with Python

Get Started with Python

Dr Jasy Liew Suet Yan
School of Computer Sciences, USM

Assoc. Prof. Dr Teh Su Yean    
School of Mathematical Sciences, USM

Workshop Synopsis

Learning to code is a necessary life skill that fuels the innovation and growth of technologies for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The coding language, Python, has a simple easy-to-use syntax, making it the perfect language particularly for someone trying to learn computer programming for the first time. So register for this course now to increase your career prospects and gain a valuable life skill that will serve you well in your current and future undertakings.

This 2-hour workshop will cover the following topics:

  1. Introduction to Python – why use Python?
  2. Installation of Python
  3. Basic structure of a Python program (Hello world)
  4. Types of statements
    1. Output
    2. Input
    3. Assignment
    4. Conditional
    5. Loop
  5. Logical & arithmetic Operators
  6. Output Formatting


  • To equip the participants with the basics of Python programming.
  • To demonstrate the use of Python in solving simple mathematical problems.

Who should attend: 

This workshop is suitable for anyone interested in learning the basics of Python programming.  


Please bring your own laptop for this workshop. Your laptop should be running the 64-bit Windows operating system. Users should have administrator privileges on the laptop for software installation. Follow the instructions here to complete the installation.