Getting Your Computer Ready for Coding

This is the first step in learning AI tools and implementing agent frameworks like CrewAI. Whether you're a designer, business owner, or just curious, this tutorial is for you.

Why Use Python and Visual Studio Code?


  • Main language in AI development.
  • Easy to read and write, perfect for beginners.
  • Powerful programs without complex syntax.

Visual Studio Code (VS Code):

  • User-friendly code editor.
  • Write, organize, and test your code in one place.
  • Many features for beginners, making coding manageable.

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Setting Up Python

  1. Visit
  2. Download the latest version for your OS.
  3. Run the installer and check 'Add Python to PATH'.
  4. Verify installation by typing in the terminal
python --version

Installing Visual Studio Code

  1. Visit
  2. Download and run the installer for your OS.
  3. Complete the installation.

Setting Up VS Code for Python

  1. Open VS Code.
  2. Click on the Extensions icon or press Ctrl+Shift+X.
  3. Search for 'Python' and install the official extension by Microsoft.

Running Your First Python Program

Open a folder in VS Code.

Create a new file and write:

print("Hello, World!")

Save it as

Open the terminal in VS Code (Ctrl+``), navigate to the file’s directory, and run:


Congratulations, you've run your first Python program!

Importance of Python and VS Code for CrewAI

  • Automate tasks and focus on creativity.
  • Create AI helpers and analyse user feedback.

Next Steps

Starting with Python and VS Code provides a solid foundation for working with AI agents and important multi-agent frameworks. These tools make it easier for you to create and manage custom AI systems, even with no prior coding experience.

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