[python-uk] python-uk Digest, Vol 131, Issue 5

Stephen Simmons mail at stevesimmons.com
Wed Jul 16 01:37:23 CEST 2014

Hi Tony,

As you're in Cambridge, you should definitely consider Euro SciPy at the 
end of August, (both for your colleague and yourself!). The first 
tutorial day (Aug 27) has a 3.5 hour Intro to Python taught by Mark 
Dickinson, with an intro to numpy in the afternoon. Further details are 


On 07/15/2014 11:00 AM, python-uk-request at python.org wrote:
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> Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:19:13 +0100
> From: Tony Ibbs <tibs at tibsnjoan.co.uk>
> To: UK Python Users <python-uk at python.org>
> Subject: [python-uk] Python training courses
> Message-ID: <736FD989-921C-4C00-A12A-9C181915C1F9 at tibsnjoan.co.uk>
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> A colleague at work has asked me if I know of any good Python training courses.
> He's got some C++ and Python experience (he knows about classes and inheritance, seems to be competent with dictionaries, I'd say he's beyond beginner in Python, although I'm not sure if he'd agree), and has potential approval from his boss to go on a training course if he can find one.
> We're based in Cambridge, so London is also a sensible option.
> We had a quick look at the python.org wiki page on training (it has Russell Winder and Michael Foord listed - I thought Michael was doing something else now?). Enthought clearly have a local office, but their offerings are all scientific Python oriented, which isn't really appropriate. I don't know anything about any of the other companies listed there as offering training.
> I *think* an existing course would be more useful than something done in-house specifically for us, since I don't know if there'd be more than one person interested (mind, I haven't asked yet).
> So, any suggestions/recommendations would be gratefully received, on or off list.
> Tibs
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