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Episode 120: Inspiring Young People to Learn Python With Mission Encodeable

The Real Python Podcast

Aug 05, 2022 43m

Is there someone in your life you’d like to inspire to learn Python? Mission Encodeable is a website designed to teach people to code, built by two high-school students. This week on the show, Anna and Harry Wake talk about creating their site and motivating people to start coding.

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We discuss why they decided to build the site. Anna and Harry initially felt that the site would be for other students but soon realized it could be helpful for anyone interested in starting to code in Python. We cover the project-based approach and how they implemented the interactive browser-based tool

We talk about learning Python in the classroom and how they found additional books and tutorials to supplement their coding education. Anna and Harry also created a resource hub to help teachers take advantage of the site.


  • 00:00:00 – Introduction
  • 00:02:17 – Personal backgrounds
  • 00:02:51 – What’s the goal for the site?
  • 00:03:54 – How did you come up with the idea?
  • 00:05:08 – Where have you shared it?
  • 00:06:39 – Projects for each level
  • 00:09:28 – How has the response been?
  • 00:10:10 – Using replit
  • 00:12:56 – Sponsor: CData Software
  • 00:13:37 – Design of the site and other tools to create it
  • 00:15:49 – Learning Python and classes at school
  • 00:17:41 – Did remote school inspire more online exploration?
  • 00:19:16 – Myths of how kids learn programming
  • 00:23:32 – More about projects
  • 00:27:57 – Video Course Spotlight
  • 00:29:27 – What other areas of Python do you want to explore?
  • 00:33:08 – Teachers using the site
  • 00:37:11 – What other resources have you used to learn Python?
  • 00:38:52 – What are you excited about in the world of Python?
  • 00:40:01 – What do you want to learn next?
  • 00:42:06 – Thanks and goodbye

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