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The Python for Everybody course was great. I was excited to complete it (well, the first 3 courses in the roadmap): https://www.coursera.org/specializations/python
As a non-programmer but a decent mather, I thought it presented the materials in a way that was easy to understand. In my mid-thirties now, I feel like I could have handled this at 18 just fine--but not in a patronizing way. It was just very clear and the professor had a good sense of humor.
I just built my first time-saving Python program and it felt really satisfying. I built a few others that were cool but none actually saved me time. Very satisfying! At the end of the 3 courses (~60 hours) and some additional tinkering (~40 hours), I had the skills and that's pretty cool.
⬐ cdkee+1 for Dr Chuck! Echo your sentiments exactly.
Had I taken this course when I was 18, I surely would have gone for a CS degree.⬐ alisonkiskAs someone who has been both 18 and 30, 18 is a much easier time to learn a programming language.