Join Python software developer and book author David Beazley for an intense no-bull Python course for programmers, scientists, and engineers who want to know how to use Python to solve all manner of practical problems. A major theme of the course is on using Python to analyze data, process files, and interact with web services. In addition to learning Python, you will also learn about third party extensions including numpy and matplotlib. Even if you already know some Python, you will walk away from this course with new insight and ideas. This is the same course that Dave regularly teaches on-site for government and corporate clients.
One of the most unique aspects of this course are the practical exercises that center around the manipulation of various open data sources (e.g., real-time transit feeds, GIS, census, local government, etc.). Not only will you learn Python, but you'll see a lot of other neat stuff.
More information including a detailed syllabus is available at http://www.dabeaz.com/chicago/practical.html.
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Dabeaz LLC is a company founded by David Beazley, an independent software developer, book author, and educator living in the city of Chicago. David is best known as the author of the "Python Essential Reference, 4th Edition" (Addison-Wesley) and the "Python Cookbook, 3rd Edition" (O'Reilly Media). David has a Ph.D. in Computer Science and more than 10 years of university-level teaching experience. From 1998-2005, Dave was an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Chicago. Since 2007, Dabeaz LLC has conducted more than 250 Python training courses worldwide. More details are available at www.dabeaz.com