[Baypiggies] [ANN] final 2008 Python courses, San Francisco

wesley chun wescpy at gmail.com
Wed Oct 15 20:38:38 CEST 2008


some of you asked me for more specific information when speaking with
me at the meeting last week, so below is the general announcement i
sent a month and a half ago. i will also X-post to CLP so apologies in
advance for duplicates

also, here's the FLYER: http://starship.python.net/crew/wesc/flyerPP1combo.pdf


ps. the course begins on monday immediately following the CodeCamp
conference that stephen sent out earlier:
... 5 straight days of learning!!

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: wesley chun <wescpy at gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 1:16 AM
Subject: [ANN] final 2008 Python courses, San Francisco
To: Baypiggies <baypiggies at python.org>

Need to get up-to-speed with Python as quickly as possible? Come join
me, Wesley Chun, author of Prentice-Hall's bestseller "Core Python
Programming," for another comprehensive intro course plus a 1-day
Internet programming course coming up in November in beautiful
Northern California! I look forward to meeting you!

(Comprehensive) Introduction to Python
Mon-Wed, 2008 Nov 10-12, 9am-5pm

Internet Programming with Python
Sat, 2008 Nov 15, 9am-5pm

courses can be taken separately or combined for a discounted price.
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Although this course may appear to those new to Python, it is also
perfect for those who have tinkered with it and want to "fill in the
gaps" and/or want to get more in-depth formal training.  It combines
the best of both an introduction to the language as well as a "Python
Internals" training course.

We will immerse you in the world of Python in only a few days, showing
you more than just its syntax (which you don't really need a book to
learn, right?). Knowing more about how Python works under the covers,
including the relationship between data objects and memory management,
will make you a much more effective Python programmer coming out of
the gate. 3 hands-on labs each day will help hammer the concepts home.

Come find out why Google, Yahoo!, Disney, ILM/LucasFilm, VMware, NASA,
Ubuntu, YouTube, and Red Hat all use Python. Users supporting or
jumping to Plone, Zope, TurboGears, Pylons, Django, Google App Engine,
Jython, IronPython, and Mailman will also benefit!

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This is a one-day course with lecture and lab exposing attendees to
FOUR distinct areas of Internet programming:

* Network Programming using Sockets -- we introduce client/server
architecture and how to program sockets using Python.

* Internet Client Programming -- we learn how to use Python's standard
library to create FTP, NNTP, POP3, and SMTP clients

* Web Programming -- before you jump on all the web framework
bandwagons, it's a good idea to learn basics and the basis of how all
web servers deliver dynamic content back to the client browser to
prepare you better when jumping to a full-stack web framework

* Intro to Django -- a lightweight introduction to the Django web
framework including whipping up a very simple blog application in

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WHERE: near the San Francisco Airport (SFO/San Bruno), CA, USA

WEB:   http://cyberwebconsulting.com (click "Python Training")

LOCALS: easy freeway (101/280/380) with lots of parking plus public
transit (BART and CalTrain) access via the San Bruno stations, easily
accessible from all parts of the Bay Area

VISITORS: free shuttle to/from the airport, free high-speed internet,
free breakfast and regular evening receptions; fully-equipped suites

See website for costs, venue info, and registration.  Discounts are
available for multiple registrations as well as for teachers/students.

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