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Classes available in-person (strict social distancing) or live online with an extended free retake period. See details.

Free Seminars in NYC or Live Online

Free Seminars

Free Classes in Design, Coding, Business, and More

Upcoming Free Seminars

Date & Time


Intro to Python Fundamentals Date & Time: Oct 29, 6–8pm Location: Live Online

Archived Seminars

These are recordings of online seminars we’ve given in the past.

Archived Online Seminars

Broadcast Date

Get Started in Data Science Broadcast Date: Apr 13, 2020
Intro to HTML5 Animation with GreenSock Broadcast Date: Jul 21, 2017
Intro to JavaScript Broadcast Date: Nov 4, 2016
Students learning coding at Practical Programming

Hands-on Training

In our hands-on programming courses, you'll dive into coding within the first 10 minutes of training. After watching a professional demo, students work through hands-on exercises to gain real-world programming experience.

Learn from Professionals in Small Classes

Professional instructors will guide you through programming exercises throughout our courses, and you'll receive feedback regarding alternative solutions and best practices. Classes are kept small to give students as much individual attention as possible. 

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