Dabeaz is David Beazley, an independent computer scientist, educator, and researcher with more than 35 years of experience. Dave has been most active in the Python community where he has created numerous software packages, given well-received conference talks and tutorials, and is known as the author of the Python Essential Reference (Addison-Wesley) and the Python Cookbook (O'Reilly Media). He offers a variety of computer science and programming courses. David has a Ph.D. in Computer Science.

Upcoming Events

Advanced Python Mastery

December 3-7, 2018.
In Chicago with David Beazley

The ultimate course for programmers who want to move beyond scripts into the land of libraries, frameworks, and large applications. Various forms of magic are discussed. More...

Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs

January 7-11, 2019.
In Chicago with David Beazley

Come to Chicago in January and shatter your brain into bits as you tackle one of the classic texts of computer science. You'll write a mix of Python and Scheme, write two Lisp interpreters, and explore the foundations of functional programming. This course is unlike anything you've experienced before--you'll likely never look at programming languages the same way again.

Python Data Handling - A Deeper Dive

November 20, 2018.
Live: Online on O'Reilly Safari

Manipulating data is a core part of writing almost any Python program. To represent data, Python provides a small collection of built-in types such as lists, sets, dictionaries, and classes. Additionally, there are useful objects in the standard collections module that are commonly used to solve a variety of data-related problems. Finally, there are third party libraries such as numpy and Pandas that provide additional data handling resources.

In this live training, you'll take a deeper look at data representation in Python. Topics will include performance tradeoffs, common programming idioms, and details about Python’s underlying object model.


The Python Programming Language

Published: August, 2016

In this highly rated video training, David Beazley covers the essential features of Python programming through a series of practical programming examples. The course provides programmers with an accelerated introduction to the essential parts of Python. Those with some previous Python experience will benefit from being exposed to modern Python style and programming idioms used by experienced programmers.