How to Save Time Using Python Automations

Learn impressive, time-saving feats of automation

If you’ve ever been faced with repetitive and tedious tasks such as renaming hundreds of files or updating dizzying amounts of spreadsheet cells, then you know what a time-saving boon automation can be. In Python for Automation, you’ll discover an easy-to-learn programming language that allows any organization to perform impressive, time-saving feats of automation. Whether it’s organizing or renaming file folders, watermarking or encrypting PDFs, launching programs, or sending reminder emails and voicemails, this course shows you how to to write programs that will do in minutes what would have taken hours to do by hand — all with no prior programming experience required. Taught by Python developer Sam Pettus, who has a passion for increasing efficiency and programming confidence in others, the course provides a templated approach that allows you to create your own graceful solutions to routine, humdrum tasks you’d rather not do.

What you’ll learn

  • Learn the fundamentals of Python automations.
  • Search for text in a file or across multiple files.
  • Automate web browsing.
  • Reading and writing files.
  • Updating and formatting data in Excel spreadsheets of any size.
  • Split, merge, watermark, and encrypt PDFs.
  • Fill out online forms.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 2 lectures • 2min.
  • Automate File, Folder, and Terminal Interactions –> 5 lectures • 13min.
  • Web Scraping with Beautiful Soup –> 6 lectures • 17min.
  • Automate Web Browsing with Selenium –> 5 lectures • 13min.
  • Automating with APIs –> 5 lectures • 11min.
  • Conclusion –> 1 lecture • 1min.

How to Save Time Using Python Automations

Requirements

  • Basic Python Experience.

If you’ve ever been faced with repetitive and tedious tasks such as renaming hundreds of files or updating dizzying amounts of spreadsheet cells, then you know what a time-saving boon automation can be. In Python for Automation, you’ll discover an easy-to-learn programming language that allows any organization to perform impressive, time-saving feats of automation. Whether it’s organizing or renaming file folders, watermarking or encrypting PDFs, launching programs, or sending reminder emails and voicemails, this course shows you how to to write programs that will do in minutes what would have taken hours to do by hand — all with no prior programming experience required. Taught by Python developer Sam Pettus, who has a passion for increasing efficiency and programming confidence in others, the course provides a templated approach that allows you to create your own graceful solutions to routine, humdrum tasks you’d rather not do.

Learning Objectives

  • Search for text in a file or across multiple files
  • Automate web browsing
  • Reading and writing files
  • Updating and formatting data in Excel spreadsheets of any size
  • Split, merge, watermark, and encrypt PDFs
  • Fill out online forms
  • Learn the basics of Python automation
  • Setup your Python environment for automation workflows

About the Expert

Sam Pettus: An avid Python developer and sought-after consultant helping individuals and organizations unlock confidence in programming.

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