Slink into Spring with Python Bootcamp, May 8-12, 2006

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From the first few minutes of class, students attending Python Bootcamp are plunged head-first into the inner dynamics of programming in Python. At the end of the five days, students will be able to: - Develop applications using Python - Utilize Python's built-in toolset - Use OOP in Python - Access databases from Python - Create graphical interfaces with Python - Apply Python as a scripting language

Slink into Spring with Python Bootcamp, May 8-12, 2006.

Python guru Mark Lutz, returns to the Big Nerd Ranch May 8-12, 2006 with Python Bootcamp. Python, one of the most adaptable and powerful programming languages making a mark in the industry, has developed a large and growing community of followers. Spanning a spectrum of needs and uses, Python provides an ideal open source solution to developers of web-based, GUI or command-line applications. Its dynamic coding possibilities have been tapped for a variety of markets, from Yahoo and Google to scientific environments such as Los Alamos, NOAA and NASA, to hardware and Q/A testing by Hewlett Packard and Seagate. Its possibilities have also been tapped for movie animation, the stock market, gaming systems, etc. There is no better opportunity for learning Python than with Mark Lutz at the Big Nerd Ranch.

To best present this versatile and hard-working programming language, Big Nerd Ranch has tapped into the well-honed talents and knowledge of Mark Lutz, one of the most respected leaders in the Python arena. Mark has authored a number of core textbooks in Python, including the O'Reilly books Programming Python and Python Pocket Reference, as well as Learning Python. He has been active in the Python community as a trainer writer and software developer and has been teaching Python classes since 1997.

"Big Nerd Ranch has invested a lot of time researching and cultivating ideal instructors to teach its classes. When we were able to recruit Mark Lutz to teach Python Bootcamp, it was the perfect match between state-of-the-art class and excellence in instruction," commented Aaron Hillegass, Big Nerd Ranch founder. "Mark is one of the few individuals in the Python community whose background boasts both the knowledge and teaching background necessary to produce the high level of instruction Big Nerd Ranch students have come to expect."

From the first few minutes of class, students attending Python Bootcamp are plunged head-first into the inner dynamics of programming in Python. At the end of the five days, students will be able to:

  • Develop applications using Python
  • Utilize Python's built-in toolset
  • Use OOP in Python
  • Access databases from Python
  • Create graphical interfaces with Python
  • Apply Python as a scripting language

For a complete syllabus, visit http://www.bignerdranch.com/classes/python.shtml.The Big Nerd Ranch incorporates intensive training classes for Unix and Mac OS X programmers in a retreat setting outside Atlanta, GA.

Class price of $3500 includes lodging, all meals, original instruction materials, 24-hour lab access, and transportation to and from the Atlanta airport. Students are encouraged to bring independent projects to class, allowing for input from classmates and individual instructor attention. For more information, call 678-595-6773 or visit http://www.bignerdranch.com.

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