You will take the concepts you have learned up to this point and use them in a real-world application, creating a program that can convert amounts of currency. You will define and design your own functions, design an interactive script, and test these functions and script in the development of a currency converter. You will also explore how Python can be used to work with web services.
This course serves as a capstone experience to two courses: Python Fundamentals and User-Defined Functions in Python.
KEY COURSE TAKEAWAYS
Utilize Python to work with a web service
Assemble the tools necessary to develop a currency converter
Walker White is a senior lecturer and Stephen H. Weiss Provost’s Teaching Fellow in the computer science department. He has designed the introductory computer science courses which serve as an inspiration for this course.
Walker White is also the Director of the Game Design Initiative at Cornell. In this role, he directs the computer game minor at Cornell and teaches the primary game design courses. He is a strong proponent of project-based education incorporating interdisciplinary teams, and he is the faculty sponsor of the CU-AppDev engineering project team.