Welcome to Real Python!

Dan Bader
Dan Bader 18 Lessons 46m basics community

Welcome! In this series of videos you’ll get an overview of the features of the Real Python platform, so you can make the most of your membership. Follow along and get tips on:

  • How to find the most valuable learning resources for your current skill level
  • How to meet and interact with other students and the RP Team
  • How to learn effectively

Just click on Start Now below to begin with the first lesson.

What’s Included:

About Dan Bader

Dan Bader is the owner and editor in chief of Real Python and the main developer of the realpython.com learning platform. Dan has been writing code for more than 20 years and holds a master's degree in computer science.

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Participant Comments

darzoian on Feb. 14, 2022

I’ve been listening to the Podcasts for quite some time and have dipped into some of the topics that were available without subscription. Finally took the plunge to officially join the RP community today. Thanks to Dan and the RP team for providing a valuable learning environment.

Aldir on Nov. 25, 2021

Dear Dan, Fantastic introduction!!! Congratulations!! Thank you for the sincere and real empathy. Let’s go!!!

JoeB on Aug. 10, 2021

It was a great idea (and one I haven’t seen done before) to have such an extensive onboarding tutorial.

I came across RP when I was searching for best practices in laying our a Python application. I found “Python Application Layouts: A Reference” and it was perfect for what I wanted. I also found RP in doing some other searches and had the same results.

So, I am now subscribed for a year and looking forward to the tutorials I have seen.

Gianni on June 24, 2021

This is a very good introduction, and I like also the structure!!! TOP!

Jesus Espinoza on June 19, 2021

Terrific onboarding!!! Thank you!! :)

Sophia on May 30, 2021

Thank you, Dan! This is a great introduction and I really love the structure!

Rudy Hong on March 23, 2021

Great onboarding course. I am glad joined RealPython.

Great onboarding course. Thanks Dan

jamesstomberg on Jan. 5, 2021

Great course, I really enjoyed watching it and feel happy about joining the community. I joined the Slack community and also got good information and insights about how to learn and using Real Python in an efficient way. Thanks! :)

Greish on Dec. 1, 2020

I really thought about subscribing to Real Python because the website seemed so… confusing. So I bought the Python Basics Book of Real Python to have a more “chapter by chapter” workflow for learning Python. After buying the Book, there is this 14 Day Trial you can use before you have to pay $19 for the sub. So I tried it and now after this course everything is way cleared for me and I think about hold my sub after the 14 days :)

Pascal Fares on Oct. 24, 2020

Thank you, you inspire me not only for better knowledge about Python “galaxy” but also for pedagogies and ideas for teaching online

nathank on April 24, 2020

Not many sites takes the trouble to explain how to use the comments section especially when inserting code-snippets.

I have to admit this is really great on-boarding!

charan on Dec. 19, 2019

Dan and RP team, I am very excited to learn Python with the best community, thanks for the great introduction course.

zamalessandro on Nov. 26, 2019

I appreciate your tips to start in a good way to learn Python and follow your tutorials. Thanks I happy to be here.

Patrick Prince on Nov. 23, 2019

Hey Dan & the RP Team, excellent onboarding course. I will be way more efficient at learning Python now. Love the graphics you use.

azmathias on Oct. 24, 2019

Thank you for the excellent introductory overview. Any information on projects for beginners wishing to build a portfolio would be very useful.

Lucy on Oct. 19, 2019

Great introduction. so excited about this course, hope to learn and share with all of you.

D Sathyanarayana on Sept. 15, 2019

Excellent on-boarding sessions. This gives us a lot of encouragement. Super excited to learn Python. Thank you very much Dan!!!

Mircea Cocosila on Sept. 2, 2019

Hi Dan!

Excellent onboarding course. I’m super excited to be in here. Eager to ingest RealPython learning resources.

Best, mircea

Eric P on Aug. 15, 2019

This was useful to understand RP site and what is available. Now to pick a topic and go deep.

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