Scoring Concert Tickets with Code
Python is Now the Most Popular Introductory Teaching Language at Top U.S. Universities
In a recent study done by Phillip Guo and published on the ACM's Communications Website, Python is now the most frequently taught programming language in Introductory Computer Sciences classes. Guo took a look first at the top 10 universities, finding that of these ten, eight (80%) of the universities used Python in their introductory CS classes. Then broadening his scope, he took a look at the top 39. Of these 39, 27 (67%) used Python as an introduction to programming. Read more straight from the source.
Cool Stuff Done in Python
Over on the /r/python subreddit, redditor WillieWampum came up with an incredibly creative way to find concert tickets for a favorite band of his. Using Python, WilliWampum wrote a Python script which would search Craigslist for concert tickets every ten minutes, then text him if any were found. Using his Python kung-fu, he was able to nab a ticket just two nights before the concert. Want to give it a try? Let us know who you want to see in concert in the comments. Think you can do better than this guy? Try creating your own python challenge with the CheckiO World Builder tools!
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