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Registration Open for Penn State Mini-PyCamp 2010

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Registration has opened for an ultra-low-cost Python Boot Camp offered as part of the Plone Symposium East 2010. PyCamp makes you productive so you can get your work done quickly. PyCamp emphasizes the features which make Python a simpler and more efficient language. Following along by example Python PushUps speeds your learning process in a modern high-tech classroom. Become a self-sufficient Python developer in just three days at PyCamp! This mini-PyCamp is a condensed version of the full five day PyCamp. Your Penn State Mini-PyCamp 2010 experience comes with your own copy of Wing Professional Python IDE. Read the article for more information.

Register now and get the early bird discount.

PyCamp represents a unique pedagogical approach. You will learn:

  • By Example - Many programming courses take the rote "reference manual" approach where you are taught all the elements of a language and then expected to apply them from memory. PyCamp teaches through Python language elements applied in working examples instead of abstract concepts.
  • By Following Along - Many programming courses lecture passive students. Others leave students to work through programming problems on their own. You will instead participate by stepping through working code line by line, building up new features and making changes as you follow along in guided labs. By repeating Python PushUps, you will retain what you learn.
  • By Pythonic Method - Every programming language has a culture and idioms which make it unique. Too many programming courses apply a generic approach to languages, resulting in programmers who write Java programs in Perl. You will learn the zenful practices which make Python the most elegant and practical of programming languages.

WHEN: May 24-26, 2010

WHERE: Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

This PyCamp is offered as part of Plone Symposium East 2010. You do not have to attend the symposium or have an interest in Plone in order to attend this PyCamp. Although we very much hope you do both!

PyCamp takes place in a state of the art high technology classroom in the Smeal College of Business on the campus of Penn State University. Wireless networking and AC power are provided. A video projection screen monitors the presentation computer at the front of the room. The seating is conference style on terraced risers all facing the instructor. Restroom facilities and a full service cafe are just down the hall. Food and beverage are allowed in the classroom.

Your paid PyCamp registration comes with your own copy to keep of Wingware Professional Python IDE, a $179 value, distributed in class.