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Python is a programming language that lets you work more quickly and integrate your systems more effectively. It is a server side language and is responsible for processing the logic behind user inputs, interacting with databases and other servers. 

Developed in the late 1980’s by Guido Van Rossum, Python has been around for decades alongside other server side languages like Java. 

Python is an open-sourced language, and in recent years has increased in popularity due to its use in data science. Python also has a strong community around machine learning, data modeling, data analysis and artificial intelligence (AI), with extensive resources and libraries built for these purposes.

And fun fact. Python is named after the British comedy group Monty Python

Python is in demand by employers

In 2020, Linkedin ranked Python as the #2 mode in-demand programming language.  It is in demand in several industries including insurance, retail banking, aerospace, finance, business services, health care and many more.  

Learning Python at GDI 

Python was built with the goal of getting rid of the complex and keeping only the necessary. Because of this, Python is easier to read, write, and learn than most other major programming languages.

We regularly offer core Python courses including

  • Intro to Python (2 hour course) 
  • Python 1 (12 hour course)
  • Python 2 (12 hour course) 

You can find our materials here.

As well as labs and other additional courses to support the practice and further development of Python skills.

Find more resources at 

Please join us on Slack in our Python Channel to connect with more Python users & learners. 

Past events


Testing in Python


Containerizing Python Web Apps


Building HTTP APIs with Python FastAPI


Intro to SQL: Cohort Series (6 Classes)


Katie Brydon

Community Director
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Katie Franco

Executive Director
Girl Develop It

Jeseekia Vaughn

Subject Matter Expert

Alex Vaughn