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Documentation and the Python Software Foundation Basic Introductions Visualize and understand coding concepts with Scratch (MOOC: CS and Scratch) and Code.org courses Coursera MOOC: Programming for Everybody [open access website] Codeacademy: Python CS for All: Introduction to Computer Science and Python Programming Continue learning Learn Python the Hard Way Dive into Python / Dive into Python 3 How to think like a computer scientist with Python [Static version] EdX: Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python Google's Python Class  EdX: Introduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science Coursera: An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python (Part 1) Coursera: An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python (Part 2) Udacity: Intro to Computer Science Udacity: Programming Fundamentals with Python Udacity: Design of Computer Programs   (Python learning aids) Python tutorials - Kahn Academy Python Tutor - Philip Guo, Python Tutor and Writer Mechanical MOOC - Course Sequence The Python Tutorial The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Python New Boston videos P2PU Challenges/exercises Python Koans CodingBat Python Python Challenge Frameworks Flask Django Full Stack Python Style and coding best practices Code Like a Pythonista: Idiomatic Python Pep 8 (recommended style guide) Project based New Coder Make a PyPet Mega Project List the @unitedstates project OpenHatch Game based Checkio Program Arcade Games Tools CodeSkulptor Repl.it IPython Organizations CincyPy Meetup PyLadies PyCon PyOhio Python Software Foundation Girl Develop It Blacks in Technology Women Who Code Black Girls Code Girls Who Code Computer science, programming, computational thinking Kahn Academy Coursera: Algorithms Part 1 & 2 More strategies for learning  Pomodoro Technique - Learning How to Learn MOOC 10 Rules of Good Studying Pair programming Listen to podcasts and get involved with Code Newbie Seek mentors/advisors (See Organizations) Read code & more code reading & suggestions Pseudocode Kahn Academy Top-down design and Step-wise refinement Books Free books from Al [...]

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Resources for Business Owners

    Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online.  As a Kenton County Public Library card holder (apply for a card), you can enroll in these courses at no cost. These six-week online courses are the perfect way to learn a new skill or enhance your existing ones. You'll spend roughly two to four hours each week completing two engaging lessons in an enjoyable, interactive learning environment. Expert instructors develop and lead every course, and you'll be able to interact with them and with fellow students in lively online discussion areas. QuickBooks Courses:   Audiobooks:                   

By |October 17th, 2014|Categories: Research & Learning|Tags: , |0 Comments

SCORE: Support for Learning – QuickBooks

Gale Courses offers a wide range of interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online.  As a Kenton County Public Library card holder (apply for a card), you can enroll in these courses at no cost. In these 6 week courses, you’ll spend roughly 2 to 4 hours each week completing two lessons. Expert instructors develop every course and you’ll be able to interact with them and fellow students in an online discussion area.  QuickBooks Courses: Introduction to QuickBooks 2015 Gain control of your business as you learn to use this powerful accounting software to create and print invoices, and track your payables and receivables. Intermediate QuickBooks 2014 Master the advanced features of QuickBooks and learn to manage multiple company files, create customer statements, and enter price levels for inventory. Performing Payroll in QuickBooks 2014 Learn how to use QuickBooks 2014 to create paychecks, pay taxes, generate forms, and produce dazzling reports. QuickBooks for Contractors 2014 Learn how to use the Premier Contractor Edition of QuickBooks 2014 for your construction business to create contract estimates, perform time tracking and job costing, and generate powerful reports. All QuickBook Courses & Accounting Courses More Business Courses: Business Communication Business Software General Business Skills Grant Writing and Nonprofit Management and Leadership Project Management Sales and Marketing Start Your Own Business Questions? Go to: www.kentonlibrary.org/ask

By |October 8th, 2014|Categories: Research & Learning|Tags: , |0 Comments

Using The Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

USING THE SANBORN FIRE INSURANCE MAP We’ve done a blog post in the past concerning our Sanborn Fire Map collection, and I wanted to go one step further; while the previous post dealt with the nature and scope of the collection, I wanted to show you how to use the maps for your property research.  We have digitized maps from 1886, 1894, 1909, and 1909-1949 for Covington and vicinity, and a subscription for the entire state of Kentucky in the years that are digitally available; print maps of Covington (Vol 1) and the surrounding areas (Vol  2) that originated 1909 and are physically updated through about 1950; and 1946-1992 on microfilm. I begin below with an annotated graphical introduction to the characteristics of the maps and a view of the Sanborn’s key map.  Whether in print, digitized, or on microfilm, each ‘map’ is a set of multiple pages of enlarged maps preceded by a key map and symbol key.  Each year has slightly different symbols and color codes, so be sure to check the key for the year that you are using. Since the Sanborn maps are of more densely settled areas, I’ve also included a view from a county atlas in our collection so that you can see the types of information included in these resources in comparison to the Sanborn maps. Lastly, I’ve included a view of the enlarged map of a property in Covington in 1886; on this map I’ve noted the characteristics that can be either directly observed or interpreted through the use of the key.  USING THE SANBORN FIRE INSURANCE MAPS TO LEARN ABOUT YOUR HISTORIC PROPERTY One of the most important things to know when trying to read any [...]