[Baypiggies] Free Python course for beginners

Glen Jarvis glen at glenjarvis.com
Tue Aug 11 19:21:45 CEST 2009

There are some *great*  Python courses out there already. I only bring  
this up because I've seen a stronger interest suddenly.

About six months ago, I was trying to drum up interest in a course in  
either Python, Django, or Subversion. I *love* teaching and it forces  
me to actually learn *more* than I would by reading/researching alone.

The ideal audience for this course are web designers who have little  
to no programming background (to match the other audience). That is,  
you can do HTML pretty well, but don't know how to code a python  
method. However, any very introductory programmer would be welcome too.

I bring this up because one of the potential students is really  
needing the Python course and has just asked me if we can go through  
with this. We are considering Wed nights, once per week, through the  
semester. It's free, except for the time that needs put into it. Real  
homework assignments would be given and *are* expected to be completed.

The ideal class will be between 5 and 20 students. We currently have  
2. If you are interested, please contact me off-list.

Please note, however, that you may be bored in this class. We're going  
slow and carefully through the materials in a learning mode. You may  
need a higher level course. And, there are some other instructors here  
on BayPIGgies that are really good and can help you.

So, with that disclaimer -- introductory only and there *will* be  
homework -- please let me know your interest :) We hope to start in  
approximately two weeks.



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