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Registration Open for Toronto PyCamp™ 2013

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PyCamp teams with the second PyCon Canada Conference! Toronto PyCamp and the PyCon Canada Conference happen on the campus of the University of Toronto. Go to the PyCon Canada weekend to see the amazing things Python can do for you, then experience a week of PyCamp. For beginners, this ultra-low-cost Python Boot Camp 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 with example Python PushUps speeds your learning process in a modern high-tech classroom. Become a self-sufficient Python developer in just five days at PyCamp! PyCamp is an official sponsor of PyCon Canada.

Register now and get the early bird discount.

Toronto PyCamp 2013 is a benefit for PyCon Canada, the Canadian national Python conference. Toronto PyCamp is sponsored by the University of Toronto Department of Physics.

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: August 12-16, 2013

WHERE: Classroom 20, Woodsworth College Residence, 321 Bloor Street West, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

PyCamp takes place in a state of the art high technology classroom on the campus of the University of Toronto. Networking and AC power are provided at each seat. A video projection screen monitors the presentation computer at the front of the room. The seating is conference style where you can spread out. Restroom facilities are just down the hall. Several dining options are conveniently located nearby.