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Excel to Python Course

May 4, 2022 @ 10:00 am - May 6, 2022 @ 12:00 pm

Excel to Python

Vector is hosting a free 3-Day course, 2 hours each day, for FastLane companies to explore how Python is a stepping stone to implementing AI. Fastlane companies proficient in Microsoft Excel have experience working with structured data performing typical functions in a work context. This course will expand the possibilities to include tasks with unstructured data, larger datasets, and more efficient computing. 


Register for May 4-6


What should you expect:
  • Learn the basics of the Python language syntax 
  • Understand when to use Python, particularly for tasks such as data loading and pre-processing, exploratory analysis, visualization, and exposure to machine learning
  • No computer programming experience required
Who should apply to attend:
  • Participants should have a good baseline understanding of Excel for reporting and analysis e.g., VLookups, Goal Seek, Conditional Formatting, Formulae, Data Analysis etc.
  • Technical or non-technical roles interested in how Python can help with automation
  • Learners new to Machine Learning are welcome


This is an introductory course, if you are already working in Python please contact to find a course better suited for your level.


Learning Outcomes:
  • Become familiar with Python programming by running a series of scripts and exploring the library ecosystem
  • Compare Excel and Python when performing some of the most common tasks required for practical business applications (e.g. data loading and pre-processing, exploratory analysis, visualization, etc.)
  • Identify the cases in which Python could add greater value than Excel (e.g. handling large datasets, reproducing data pipelines, running ML algorithms, dealing with various data sources and types)


By the end of this course participants will learn how Python might help them to advance their career and/or company in the use of data analysis, data visualization or to simply support current activities that they regularly use Excel for (i.e. reporting, analysis, forecasting etc.).

Participants who successfully complete all three days and submit the final assignment will be eligible for a certificate.


This course is restricted to FastLane companies. Any registration that is found not to be from one of the aforementioned groups will be asked to provide verification and, if unable to do so, will not be able to attend.


No computer programming experience required. Apply to attend today!

Vector is offering this course over a number of different dates:


April 6th – 8th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EST with Instructor Yinka Oladimeji

Register for April


May 4th-6th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EST with Instructor Yinka Oladimeji

Register for May




A Data Scientist by profession, Yinka is a Technical Education Specialist at the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence where he translates AI research into programs to drive innovation for industry. Previously, he has led delivery of Data Science Projects across different industries including Banking, Retail and Oil & Gas in Canada and Africa. He holds an MMA from Smith’s School of Business, Queen’s University, and an MBA from Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria.


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