Forget everything you know about taking a typical class, watching a video, or working through an online tutorial and come to Chicago for an in-person learning experience that will expand your mind and skills. Taught in a round-table format with just 6 participants, these courses take a deep dive into a topic with a mix of lecture, hands on exercises, projects, and group discussion. Plus, you'll experience the ammenities of Chicago's distinctive Andersonville neighborhood. You won't be disappointed.
|Practical Python Programming.
A foundational course on the Python programming and thinking that goes far beyond a simple tutorial.
|September 10-14, 2018||Chicago|
|Python Projects Week.
Improve your Python skills by spending a week tackling a series of interesting challenge projects.
|October 22-26, 2018||Chicago|
|Advanced Python Mastery.
The ultimate course for programmers who want to move beyond small scripts into the land of libraries, frameworks, and large applications.
October 8-12, 2018
December 3-7, 2018
|Write a Compiler (in Python).
Take on the challenge of writing a compiler for a new programming language.
|November 12-16, 2018
|Computer Science: The Good Parts.
The computer science course that aims to be unlike anything else. It's the course you wish you took.
|December 10-14, 2018||Chicago|
|Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs.
The famous computer textbook comes to life as you learn the foundations of programming languages.
|January 7-11, 2019||Chicago|
|Introduction to TLA+.
Find all of the hard concurrency bugs in your design before they happen by proving that they're impossible.
|January 14-18, 2019||Chicago|
Classes are held at the Dabeaz office, located on the second floor of the historic Calo Theater building in the heart of Chicago's diverse Andersonville neighborhood. Located 8 miles north of downtown, Andersonville is filled with quality independent restaurants, cafes, bakeries, pubs, and boutiques. It's also the perfect place to attend a class and to relax afterwards. You will find the setting to be quite different than what you normally find at work, a conference, or a corporate training center.
All classes are strictly limited to 6 students--a size that makes it easier to interact with others and have meaningful discussions. Typically, everyone meets for breakfast and coffee around 9:00am. The course then runs from 9:30am-5:30pm with lunch and an afternoon coffee break. In most courses, more than half of the time is spent programming and working on hands-on projects. Come ready to code.
Although you can certainly learn from a book or online tutorial, a class gives you a unique opportunity to meet other programmers, make connections with the larger community, find out about bleeding-edge topics, and to walk away with all sorts of new ideas.
Classes are attended by students with a wide variety of backgrounds and interests. You should have prior programming experience, but you definitely do NOT need to have a formal background in computer science. You can find more about preparation here.
All you need to bring is yourself and a laptop computer. All classes involve a signficant amount of coding, so bring a computer that you use regularly. Almost all course material is cross platform and works equally well on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.