​ Pres​enter(s)
​Dr Juan Klopper, School for Data Science and Computational Thinking, Stellenbosch University
​ Duration
​5 days from 26 - 30 July 2021
​ Format
The course takes place online from 26 - 30 July 2021
The course consists of online videos and synchronous lectures/workshops.
​ Requirements
Participants must have one semester of university mathematics. Programming experience not necessary. 
​ Target audience
​This course is aimed at all students, staff, and practitioners.
​ Certificate
Attendance certificate from the National Institute of Theoretical and Computational Sciences for those who participate fully.
​ Focus disciplines
This course is relevant across all disciplines.​
Course outline
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General Description
This course covers an introduction to data science and computational thinking. No knowledge of programming is required. We will cover 
the basics of data science and programming using Python; 
  • introduce data and data structures; 
  • introduce Python programming;
  • explore relationship between data using Python.
This course covers the basics of data science through Python programming. The outcomes include:
  • basic Python programming;
  • understand the benefit of data science;
  • basic data science models.

Your Presenter, Dr Juan Klopper
Dr Juan Klopper is a Surgeon with a deep interest in data science. He holds a MBChB from the University of Pretoria and a MMed(Surg) cum laude from the University of Free State. He has developed multiple popular, online courses in data science. 

Please understand there is limited space. If your application is successful, you will be asked to register on Zoom by the 24th of July. Due to logistical reasons, unsuccessful candidates will not be contacted.​