If you use a computer a lot you've probably had to do some repetitive tasks. Python can be used to automate many boring tasks to give you more time for other things.

We just published a course on the freeCodeCamp.org YouTube channel that will teach you how to automate things with Python.

You will gain skills by building the following automation projects:

  • Hacker News Headlines Emailer
  • TED Talk Downloader
  • Table Extractor from PDF
  • Automated Bulk Resume Parser
  • Image Type Converter
  • Building an Automated News Summarizer

This course was created by 1littlecoder. He has made many great courses in the past an is an excellent teacher.

Here are the sections covered in this course:

  • Hacker News Headlines Emailer - Tutorial 1
  • Introduction to Web Scraping
  • Setting up the Environment
  • Project Script
  • Website Structure of Hacker News FrontPage
  • Sending Email from Python
  • Building the Headlines Email Module
  • TED Talk Downloader - Tutorial 2
  • Installation and Introduction to requests package
  • Installation and Introduction to BeautifulSoup
  • Building the basic script to download the video
  • Generalising the Script to get Arguments
  • Table Extractor from PDF - Tutorial 3  
  • Basics of PDF Format
  • Installing required Python Modules
  • Extracting Table from PDF
  • Quick Introduction to Jupyter Notebook
  • PDF Extraction on Jupyter Notebook
  • Pandas and Write Table as CSV Excel
  • Automated Bulk Resume Parser - Tutorial 4
  • Different Formats of Resumes and marking relevant Information
  • Project Architecture and Brief Overview of the required packages and installations
  • Basics of Regular Expression in Python
  • Basic Overview of Spacy Functions
  • Extracting Relevant Information from the Resumes
  • Completing the script to make it a one-click CLI
  • Image Type Converter - Tutorial 5
  • Different type of Image Formats
  • What is an Image type convertor
  • Introduction to Image Manipulation in Python
  • Building an Image type converting Script
  • Converting the script into a CLI Tool
  • Building an Automated News Summarizer - Tutorial 6
  • What is Text Summarization
  • Installing Gensim and other Python Modules
  • Extracting the required News Source
  • Building the News Summarizer
  • Scheduling the News Summarizer

Watch the full course below or on the freeCodeCamp.org YouTube channel (3-hour watch).