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About This Course

Welcome to Monkfox Placement Preparation Platform. This course has been specially designed for students preparing for placements and wanting to put Python on their resumes. This course assumes no background on Python or any kind of programing, so anyone wanting to learn can start right away. A Note on the Python versions 2 and 3: The code-alongs in this class all use Python 2.7. Source code (with copious amounts of comments) is attached as a resource with all the code-alongs. The source code has been provided for both Python 2 and Python 3 wherever possible.

Important Instructions:

  • The entire course is divided into multiple chapters
  • Each chapter consists of several videos and 3 Quizzes.
  • By Default only the first chapter is accessible to you.
  • You are expected to watch all the videos in a particular chapter and answer the 3 quizzes which follow the chapter
  • If you wish to proceed to the next chapter, you need to unlock that chapter using credits
  • You earn credits by answering quizzes
  • Every successful completion of a quiz is rewarded by 50 credits
  • One needs to score at-least 70% of marks for getting credits in any quiz
  • If your are not able to score 70% marks, you can re-attempt the quiz any number of times till you are successful.
  • You are allowed to explore through online resource to figure out answer to the questions

What's Covered:

  • Introductory Python: Functional language constructs; Python syntax; Lists, dictionaries, functions and function objects; Lambda functions; iterators, exceptions and file-handling
  • Database operations: Just as much database knowledge as you need to do data manipulation in Python
  • Auto-generating spreadsheets: Kill the drudgery of reporting tasks with xlsxwriter; automated reports that combine database operations with spreadsheet auto-generation
  • Hundreds of lines of code with hundreds of lines of comments
  • Drill #1: Download a zip file from the National Stock Exchange of India; unzip and process to find the 3 most actively traded securities for the day
  • Drill #2: Store stock-exchange time-series data for 3 years in a database. On-demand, generate a report with a time-series for a given stock ticker


No prior programming experience is needed :-)

The course will use a Python IDE (integrated development environment) called iPython from Anaconda. We will go through a step-by-step procedure on downloading and installing this IDE.

Course Staff

Team Loony Corn


This course is provided by Loonycorn in colaboration with Monkfox. Looni Corn is us, Janani Ravi and Vitthal Srinivasan. Between us, we have studied at Stanford, been admitted to IIM Ahmedabad and have spent years working in tech, in the Bay Area, New York, Singapore and Bangalore.
Janani: 7 years at Google (New York, Singapore); Studied at Stanford; also worked at Flipkart and Microsoft.
Vitthal: He is also ex-Google (Singapore) and studied at Stanford; Flipkart, Credit Suisse and INSEAD too. We think we might have hit upon a neat way of teaching complicated tech courses in a funny, practical, engaging way.
We hope you will try our offerings, and think you'll like them :-)

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