[UKUUG-Announce] Booking open for UKUUG "Python for Programmers" Tutorial

Ray Miller ray.miller at ukuug.org
Tue Jan 3 22:38:34 GMT 2006

UKUUG has teamed up with Clockwork Software Systems, developers of the
award-winning PayThyme payroll application, to offer members a 3-day
course on programming with Python. The course will be held at
Clockwork's premises in Birmingham from Monday 23rd to Wednesday 25th
January 2006.

The cost of the 3-day course (including lunch and refreshments each day
and an O'Reilly book) is £225+VAT for UKUUG members, or £450+VAT for
non-members. Bookings must be received by the UKUUG Secretariat no later
than 5pm on Wednesday 18th January 2006. Places are strictly limited, so
early booking is recommended. 

BOOK ONLINE NOW: http://www.ukuug.org/events/python2006/booking/

Course Summary:

This course is for people who are experienced programmers but who have
not used Python before. It teaches the basics of Python, concentrating
on gaining an understanding of the language, especially its dynamic
nature and introspection. 

The course is highly interactive, giving students the opportunity to try
out the features as they are introduced, allowing them to gain
familiarity with the interpreter and learn how to use Python's
self-documenting features to find out what they need to know. 

Topics covered include Data Types, Functions and Methods, Functional
Programming, Dynamic Typing, Sequences and Mappings, Control Constructs,
Modules (using and writing), Persistent Storage and File Handling, and
Object Oriented programming with Python. 

We assume that students will be familiar with Object Oriented
programming, and will concentrate on the differences between Python and
other OO languages. However, if you do not have such experience please
get in touch with the UKUUG office, and if there is sufficient interest
we can either adjust the course accordingly or run an introductory OO
day or half-day. 

After the basics, we proceed to more advanced Python techniques,
including introspection and ensuring that there is a full understanding
of the dynamic nature of Python, including the differences between
Python 'variables' and variables as we know them, say in C. 

Ray Miller, UKUUG - the UK's Unix and Open Systems User Group
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