I came across and interesting github repo in the PyCoder's weekly newsletter. It was titled Get Productive With Python and VS Code.

The repo contains a number of python code files along with links to various videos and slides. I watched the Dan Taylor video from EuroPython - July 2018 and the examples were very slick.

Dan demos using VS Code to setup a virtual environment, debug a flask project, integrate with Docker and many shortcuts for VS Code. The videos and project are a great starting point for working more efficiently with Python and VS Code.