[Baypiggies] [OT] Ideas for Plone training location?

jim jim at well.com
Sun Jun 29 04:23:45 CEST 2008

   I've tried to participate and also to lead, mostly without 
much success. i'm very interested in an online Python course 
and have made a small start on such. 

   for a look at a seemingly successful attempt, check out 
   below is a clip from the conspire mailing list (with 
permission of its author), which gives a feel for the nylxs 


   While we have some summer off time I'm going to lead 3 workshops 
for beginners through the NYLXS Mailing List at hangout at nylxs.com

   We will be doing Introduction to C Programming using the book 
C Programming:  A Modren Approach
by K.N.King
   I'll be developing C programming notes on line as we go. This 
book is fairly intensive

   Also we will do Perl Porgramming using the Perl Programming Notes 
of NYLXS on
   I'll be reediting these notes as we go, but they are fairly 
complete as they are

   Finally, we will be learning C++ with the text C++ Primer
Stanley Lippman and Josee Lajoie - I have the 3rd addition
   I took C++ at NYU but frankly have not nearly enough background, 
so I'll be making notes and learning along with everyone else.

   Anyone who wants to join is welcome to. NYLXS Accounts are 
available on the server for a NYLXS membership fee of $45 (and then 
you need to do volunteer hours to become a voting member). We will 
also use the NYLXS irc channel to meet on line weekly as announced

   The irc channel is on freenode #nylxs

   The mailing list itself is published on the NYLXS site.  
   Hope you join us!


On Sat, 2008-06-28 at 13:40 -0700, Donna Snow wrote:
> Hi Wesley,
> I'll message you offlist..but I wanted to respond onlist to address a
> couple things I'm considering.
> Has anyone taken a technical course online? Did you find it as
> satisfactory (or learn as much) as an in-person? 
> What I'm thinking is that with gas being so expensive (and therefore
> travel) that a well organized online training session might be a
> better alternative? (just thinking out loud). My only concern would be
> the chance for more technical issues on the user side and the
> inability to figure out what the user is doing wrong and help them
> through it. The session would be less expensive (no room rental, no
> transportation. no provision of food..etc) but does an online session
> seem less valuable than in person? Is it taken as seriously? 
> Donna M. Snow
> On Sat, Jun 28, 2008 at 1:13 PM, wesley chun <wescpy at gmail.com> wrote:
>         >  > Does anyone know of a place I could rent with space for
>         at least 20
>         >  > people? I'd probably hold the session in September. (I'm
>         investigating
>         >  > possible locations on my own but wondered if anyone has
>         experience
>         >  > with a particular location)
>         donna,
>         as a trainer myself, i'm aware of various places to hold
>         technical
>         sessions. pls write me off-list and discuss your needs, a real
>         classroom or a hotel conf room, do you need computers with
>         monitors,
>         an OS already installed -- what OS, what version of Python (if
>         any),
>         and/or Plone, other software, the number of people expected,
>         do you
>         need a Kinkos close-by for material duplication, should it
>         have a free
>         shuttle to/from the airport, is providing food and drinks an
>         option,
>         your budget, etc.
>         thx,
>         -- wesley
>         - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
>         "Core Python Programming", Prentice Hall, (c)2007,2001
>            http://corepython.com
>         wesley.j.chun :: wescpy-at-gmail.com
>         python training and technical consulting
>         cyberweb.consulting : silicon valley, ca
>         http://cyberwebconsulting.com
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