Toronto PyCamp 2009
How To Register
Registration is closed!
Toronto PyCamp 2009 is over. It was fun while it lasted. Let's do it again next year.
If you answered "Yes," then PyCamp is probably for you.
If you already know Python, then PyCamp will probably seem a bit redundant to you.
What To Expect
Check out the all new PyCamp syllabus. This syllabus has been completely revised in response to feedback from previous TriZPUG PyCamps. The syllabus reflects what beginners can be reasonably expected to usefully comprehend and retain in one week.
PyCamp represents a unique pedagogical approach. You will learn:
Your instructor is Chris Calloway, applications analyst for University of North Carolina Department of Marine Sciences and a member of the Plone Foundation. Chris taught the original PyCamp and has organized many boot camps and sprints for TriZPUG. Chris has been developing in Python for ten years and has 29 years of of IT experience, primarily with IBM. Chris has previously developed and taught 40 hour courses about Java technology.
What You Need To Bring
What You Need To Do To Prepare
The list of PyCamp participants updates as new registrations are submitted and approved.
How To Get Around
Toronto is served by excellent mass transit which also extends to Pearson International Airport. The airport bus stops at the Kipling subway station on the Green (Bloor-Danforth) subway line. Take the Green line eastbound from Kipling station 16 stops to St. George station. St. George station is directly adjacent to the classroom on both the Green (Bloor-Danforth) and Yellow (Younge-University-Spandina) lines. The Yellow line serves a downtown loop.
Where To Park
Municipal Parking operates a number of lots within a few blocks of the classroom for as little as $1 per hour.
Where To Stay
In addition to the many hotels within walking distance of the classroom, the University of Toronto has arranged very inexpensive accommodations with several residence halls. Have a look at the PyCamp Accommodations Guide.
Where To Eat
The neighborhood surrounding the classroom is abundant with a variety of places to dine.
Who Makes PyCamp Possible
A special thanks goes to Steven Butterworth, University of Toronto Department of Physics, for the local coordination of PyCamp. Steven is really the catalyst who made PyCamp happen after he attended two TriZPUG boot camps in North Carolina last year. Please express your appreciation to Steven at PyCamp.
Scryent implements and supports public websites, private intranets and collaborative workspaces using Plone, Python and Zope. Located in Toronto, our services include Web & Intranet Solutions, Custom Development, Plone Consulting, Hosting, Training and Support.
Scryent hosts two Plone training courses in August 2009: Plone Content Management and Plone Customization. Learn how to make the best use of this enterprise-grade Open Source CMS. The Plone Customization training is specifically suited for participants of Toronto PyCamp.
Who Makes PyCamp Happen
TriZPUG makes PyCamp happen. And TriZPUG is an all-volunteer organization. PyCamp is happening by popular request of people who want a more convenient path to learn Python. TriZPUG answered the call because TriZPUG is focused on improving the usability of Python products through self-education and outreach.
TriZPUG is a very loose organization with no official membership, dues, or charter, although we are mostly composed of developers from local universities, government agencies, NGOs, and private industry. Python tutorials and training schools are in abundance around the world. But we find that knowing where to start in your learning path is an obstacle, as well as the cost and travel involved in for-profit Python instruction. Therefore, PyCamp is our effort to establish a Python pedagogy we can use in for our particular needs.
Get The Flyer
Download the PyCamp flyer and help publicize PyCamp.
PyCamp Wiki and Email List
The wiki for PyCamp is open to registered PyCamp participants only.
PyCamp Chat Channel
PyCamp and Social Networks
PyCamp Social Schedule
There are two formally organized socials during PyCamp week:
The Toronto Plone Users Group is also meeting during PyCamp week on Tuesday, July 14, 6pm at Organic, an interactive agency at 360 Adelaide St. West. You are encouraged to attend if your interest runs to Python and the web. Participants will go out together for food and drink afterwards at approximately 8pm.
From the classroom, go to the adjacent St. George subway station (323 Bloor St. West) and take the Yellow (Younge-University-Spadina) line southbound four stops (past Museum, Queens Park, and St. Patrick) to Osgoode station. Walk south on University Ave two blocks (past Richmond St) and turn right (west) on Adelaide St West (opposing one way vehicle traffic). Organic is six blocks west on Adelaide, just before Charlotte Street. Walking directions for a 29 minute, 2.5km walk from the classroom.