Python: Resources

Python: Resources

Having decided you are interested in Python, what are your options next?


There are many places to learn python online, but you could do worse than to check out, or SoloLearn. which has apps available to learn on Appleor Android For a more Data Science focus try DataCamp.

For a more complete and possibly overwhelming list look at


For your Integrated Development Environment (IDE), a good place to start is with list of reviews for Python IDEs! I personally like the look of PyCharm from JetBrains, although every Python developer will have a different opinion!


For ongoing learning you can try the two Python podcasts I've found so far.

Talk Python to Me publishes roughly once a week and runs to about an hour, going in depth all around the Python ecosystem. Most recently this was Lightweight Django, PonyORM and an interview with the Chief Data Scientist at the Whitehouse.

Podcast.__init__ has an interview each week and also runs to about an hour on a weekly basis, most recently (as of writing!) covering Kinto, Plone and SpaCy

Communities & Conferences

Additionally you can look for communities and events, starting with Python events around the world! More specifically PyCons around the world, with specifically PyCon UK nearest to me!

One of the best things you can do is connect with developers locally, starting with a search on somewhere like For the Southwest of England this turned up groups in Bristol, Plymouth and Exeter!


I'd also recommend online communities, but I'm not sure which are the best ones for you. We'll look at that another day!






Duncan Thomson

A Remote Software and Database Contractor specialised in Umbraco, Duncan works from wherever he finds himself. He is the co-organiser of the Python Exeter and Data Science Exeter meetup groups and speaks about Remote Working, Umbraco, Python and .NET Outside of work he is keen on travel, random generation, foreign languages and good food.

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