Why Python?ΒΆ

We used Python to make our Jeopardy-styled game program because Python is a general-purpose, object-oriented programming language that is easy to understand, making it perfect for coding beginners.


Python is easy to understand because it reads like English, and it does not require beginners to learn a lot of syntax (The set of rules for a computer language that defines the use and combination of symbols that are required for correctly structured programs).

Python also handles a lot of the complex parts of coding for you, so you can just focus on the basics of programming.

Python was also the most promising career language of 2016, so getting some experience in it helps students interested in an IT career.

(JavaScript would have been a good alternative, but too few students chose to work on JavaScript so a Javascript project wasn’t a viable alternative.)