Announce : Python Bootcamp at Big Nerd Ranch, 11/10-11/14

David Beazley dave at
Fri Oct 10 02:35:55 CEST 2008

Announce: Python Bootcamp at Big Nerd Ranch.

November 10-14, 2008
Atlanta, Georgia

Economic news got you down?  It's not too register for a total escape
at Big Nerd Ranch where the upcoming Python Bootcamp will put you on
the fast path to becoming a Python master.

This is a hard-core class designed for programmers, scientists, and
engineers who want to know how to use Python to solve real world
problems.  Although the class assumes no prior experience with Python,
even those who have used Python before will walk away from this class
with brand new insights.  Major topics include, but are not limited to
the following:

  - Working with data and data processing.
  - Program organization with functions, modules,and classes.
  - Testing, debugging, and performance tuning.
  - A highly acclaimed tutorial on generators
  - File I/O and details of the Python I/O system.
  - Subprocesses and interprocess communication.
  - Threads and concurrency.
  - Network programming and distributed computing.
  - Processing various file formats (XML, HTML, etc.)
  - Database access.
  - Python extension and integration.
  - Python 2.6 and 3.0.

The class involves more than 20 hours of hands on programming
exercises and nearly 1000 fully indexed presentation slides with so
much information, they can serve as a stand-alone reference. You will
not be disappointed.  In fact, over 2500 man-hours have gone into the
development and refinement of materials for this course.

The instructor is David Beazley, the author of the "Python Essential
Reference", the creator of SWIG, a former "evil" professor, and
long-time Pythonista.  Currently, Dave is hard at work on the 4th
Edition of the Python Essential Reference.  Thus, class attendees will
get an jump on what has been happening in Python 2.6 and Python 3.0
from someone who is actively writing about it.

More information and registration details can be found at:

A somewhat more detailed and up-to-date overview of class material is
also available at:

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about course
content or to find out if this class is for you.  Hopefully I'll see
you in Atlanta!

Dave Beazley

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