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AI Coding with GitHub Copilot

This Byte will teach you all about using GitHub Copilot, a powerful AI-powered programming partner that helps programmers write code faster and more efficiently.

1 Day

Average time students take to complete this course.

Last updated: April 2024


GitHub Copilot is an exciting AI tool for programmers that translates natural language into code. It was trained on millions of lines of code and provides suggestions for numerous programming languages and a wide variety of frameworks. As more and more coders experience the benefits of GitHub Copilot, it's likely to become the standard AI coding tool.

What you'll learn

  • Install GitHub Copilot in PyCharm and VS Code
  • Use GitHub Copilot efficiently through comments, in any of the supported programming language
  • Use the GitHub Copilot chat interface to explain code and generate documentation

Why Learn GitHub Copilot?

The future is now!

Learning GitHub Copilot equips you with a cutting-edge AI programming assistant, revolutionizing how you code by suggesting code snippets and functions in real time.

It's like having a co-pilot or pair programmer, boosting productivity, enhancing code quality, and accelerating the learning curve for new languages and frameworks.

By learning GitHub Copilot you'll unlock a more efficient, innovative coding experience.

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Most importantly, you'll be learning from an industry professional (Andrei) that has actual real-world experience with GitHub Copilot. He teaches you the exact information he uses in his role.

Finally, as with all ZTM courses, this course is a living thing. It will be constantly updated as the landscape changes so you can use it as your go-to resource for learning GitHub Copilot now and throughout your career.

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Course curriculum

Here's an overview of what you learn in this GitHub Copilot course.


3 lectures

Byte FAQ


Exercise: Meet Your Classmates and Instructor


Byte Resources


AI Coding with GitHub Copilot

12 lectures



GitHub Copilot: A Powerful Tool for Experienced Coders5:27


Setting Up GitHub Copilot in PyCharm7:12


Setting Up GitHub Copilot in VSCode4:21


Using GitHub Copilot8:06


GitHub Copilot Chat - Part 15:01


GitHub Copilot Chat - Part 23:51


Project Requirements4:12


Project Solution6:27


GitHub Copilot Agents: @terminal and @vscode3:25


GitHub Copilot Agents: @workspace10:16


VSCode Speech for GitHub Copilot5:04


Where To Go From Here?

2 lectures

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Meet your instructor

Your instructor (Andrei) isn't just an expert with years of real-world professional experience. He has been in your shoes. He makes learning fun. He makes complex topics feel simple. He will motivate you. He will push you. And he will go above and beyond to help you succeed.

Andrei Dumitrescu

Hi, I'm Andrei Dumitrescu!

Andrei is a Senior Network & Software Engineer with 15+ years of experience and over 50,000+ students have taken at least one of his top-rated courses.


Andrei Dumitrescu

DevOps Engineer

Frequently asked questions

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

  • You'll need basic knowledge of a programming language (any programming language will do!). Python, JavaScript (React), and Go are used in the course.
  • You'll need to sign-up for GitHub Copilot. A credit card is required, but you'll receive a 30 day free trial and you can cancel before the end of the trial (or if you're loving GitHub Copilot you can continue with your subscription).

Do you provide a certificate of completion?

We definitely do and they are quite nice. You will also be able to add Zero To Mastery Academy to the education section of your LinkedIn profile as well.

Are there subtitles?

Yes! We have high quality subtitles in 11 different languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Romanian, Arabic, Hindi, Portuguese, Indonesian, and Japanese.

You can even adjust the text size, color, background and more so that the subtitles are perfect just for you!

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