Apr 10, 2016
Python for everyone is One of the Best Course on MOOC platform .\n\nDr. Chuck made it interesting and Knowledgeable. Way back 3 Months ,I can't even thing of the stuff that I leaned and implemented .
May 26, 2017
I found this course a little bit easier that some of the previous courses, however, it allowed me to gain experience managing a larger projects that encompass several languages and multiple programs.
by Morgan S•
Apr 06, 2016
If this entire specialization were a bag of potato chips, the Capstone would be that bland chip that didn't get any salt.
The introduction to the Capstone promises that we'll "build applications" utilizing what we've learned so far with optional assignments for delving deeper. However, none of the required assignments involve even the most primitive of problem solving skills or code writing abilities. If you can download a file and take a screenshot then you've got what it takes to pass this class.
The optional assignments are far too focused around a new piece of video sharing technology that the instructor and associates have developed. Unfortunately, the technology adds almost nothing beneficial to the class and is probably to blame for the sheer lack of quality in the rest of the class.
In fact, the entire Capstone feels like it was so haphazardly put together that it can only be described as the most contrived beta-test I've ever been a part of. Such a disappointing ending to what was otherwise an enjoyable specialization.
by Alex S•
Jul 20, 2018
No code writing required to complete the course.
by Brendan C•
May 02, 2019
Very poor quality course, both from a content perspective as well as from an implementation perspective.
This final class in the specialization is not a programming course. You are instructed to run someone else's code and screenshot the various stages of running these scripts. You don't modify their code and it really takes a step back from the previous courses in this specialization as the instructions and the course staff's direction are significantly misaligned.
I was evaluating this course for use in my organization, but cannot suggest taking the capstone as it provides no value and is simply a waste of time.
My suggestion to improve the course would be to align the staff direction with the instruction given in the course. Additionally if you read through the forums you can see them get frustrated like they are volunteer staff working for free in a hostile environment.
by ali s•
Aug 04, 2018
This should not be called a capstone. It is way too complicated to understand which is why the assignments have been kept to simplistic (this is reasonable). A bunch of small programs testing smooth amalgamation and application of the learnt concepts would have been more fruitful.
by Jeffrey B•
May 29, 2016
I thought this was poor. It was basically a re-hash of the previous module with slightly different tasks. Given that I had to wait three months for the capstone to be ready, I found it a bit rich that my deadline to finish it was a couple of weeks! Don't waste your money/time on this particular module.
by Hanyani A M•
Nov 15, 2018
Didn't learn as much as the previous chapters. Markers are slow to mark, my subscription actually expired before they marked, not
by Ayush B•
Feb 14, 2019
peer grading for mentors very slow.
by Christopher H•
Mar 15, 2019
Great to see how Python can be used for data visualization; however, in my opinion, most of the code is way above the heads of students at this level.
by Ponrajadurai S•
Feb 11, 2019
My expectation was I will do the coding (get my hands dirty) based on the suggestion or ideas from the instructor. I didn't expect to run the code that was written by the instructor and share the screenshots. It would had been good, if the course involved in working on a project.
Week 3, week 5 and week 7 of this course should be made compulsory - my opinion
by Aaron P•
Aug 09, 2019
I already expressed this to Coursera, but I'll reiterate here. This was a terrible ending to the specialization.
Let me make this clear, I loved all of the previous courses before this one. This time around I noticed very untypical characteristics.
For one, the teaching staff was very rude. In this course, the came off as argumentative with sarcastic undertones to virtually EVERYTHING posted in the discussion board. Two of the staff members in particular, Tamara Brunnock and Stephen Catto, were very unapproachable and combative. I remember asking for someone to take a look at my assignment for grading, to which I was met with Tamara commenting "Did you not read the assigned reading? You need to allow up to three days for grading. Is 5 hours three days?"
What kind of a response is that? In fact, I wasn't even asking for a staff grade, I was asking for peer grading! To which she ARGUED back "I doesn't say that anywhere in your post."
The interactions in this course are VERY unsettling. If I feel shy or feel as though I'll be verbally punished for asking a QUESTION, what does that say about this organization?
This is a course I sacrifice finances and time for, so I expect quick ANSWERS to my questions, not arguments or sass.
by Stuart O Y M•
Feb 18, 2019
Instructions for assignments not clear. TA not helpful with providing clarity on completing the assignments.
by Spencer H•
Jul 10, 2018
Honestly not a very good course. The first 3 courses in this specialization were great. We were really challenged to write our own logic and learned a lot of python. The last two courses, however, were disappointing. We essentially just ran pre-written code to "see how a complex app works." It would have been much more useful to have us write our own code.
by Nguyen N T A•
Aug 30, 2019
It's a good course to summarize all topics learnt in the specialization.
Since the course relies on quite a bit of peer-graded as well as instructor-graded assignments, you need to leave ample time (up to a week while course is running) for grading completion. Some instructors may be unfriendly when asked to expedite. Do not attempt this course if you have some sort of deadline and are short on time.
Nevertheless, considering the quality of teaching materials, lectures and assignments, the course is very well-designed.
by Zhisheng Y•
May 06, 2019
For some reason, I lost my motivation so I don't think I'm going complete the capstone. But it is a good course, and the instructor is good too. It might take you some time if you try to comprehend every line of codes. I don't think I would recommend you to enroll this one if you just want to skate through and get the certificate like me. If you are passionate about data science, please enroll. Cheers.
Update: I think I may want to finish the capstone. Good luck to everyone.
Update: I completed.
by Diego N F•
Jun 22, 2019
It's an excellent course!! Im glad to do it. Thaks to everyone who made it possible.
by Amit K•
Oct 24, 2018
This course helped me a lot in understanding the web and the data retrieval from it.
by Abrar W•
Jun 03, 2019
Beautiful Course. Worth your time . Dr. Chuck is amazing
by Allen B V•
May 31, 2019
one of the best python courses
by daniel m•
Aug 22, 2018
I enjoyed the specialization a lot, overall! Absolutely fantastic teaching by Dr. Chuck, I learned so much. Unfortunately, the capstone didn't have the right structure for me. The required assignments didn't really teach anything new, it was just run this code and take screenshots. The " can anyone review my assignment" forum spam was just sad, and I think a better solution must be found for the course conclusion. The optional data visualization assignment is great, but I don't feel I had the tools necessary to complete it yet. I do plan to come back to it after I learn a bit more.
by Dmitry E•
May 09, 2019
It's not such interesting as previous courses. Mostly it contains some practical solutions which you have to execute (with some small changes).
Peer review assignment are very frustrating. Teacher assistant grades are very strange (i.e. bad screenshot, bad browser, etc. and you can't update them to improve your score).
I have to wait a week to have my assignments reviewed (not 1-2 days) - be sure to submit them more then week before month end or you will be charged for the next month due to subscription!
Feb 07, 2019
Bad experience with grades not get in on time. Have to had back and forth btw the instructor and support.
by Anthony S•
Aug 03, 2018
This Capstone was okay....I went through it, I think it wasn't as thorough as the other classes.
by Milap S•
Dec 13, 2018
Not much to learn from project perspective. This course definitely needs improvement.
by Navid M M•
Mar 26, 2019
This course was not at all productive. It was a collection of samples that the professor didn't care to go over in depth. I would have preferred if he had spent all of the time on one code so we could know everything about it. The whole course was just attempting "python3 code.py". The homework was vague according to the points that were taken off by the instructor. Once I get "you should have taken a photo from the beginning of the process" and once I get something else which was not asked clearly in the homework. I loved the other 4 courses in the specialization but this one was just a waste of time and money. Sorry for being so frank but I expected a lot more from the teaching staff and coursera itself.
by Paras K•
Jun 27, 2019
Need harder assignments which involve editing code and get the user thinking more about what is going on in the videos.This course is basically running premade code and taking screenshots. The optional element is a bit confusing as there is no focus given. I still haven't decided what data to use and what analysis to perform. All in all, Capstone is a waste of time, do first 4.