[ ADVANCED PYTHON MASTERY ]
Designed for working programmers who want to take their understanding to a whole new level, this one-of-a-kind course dives into what really makes Python tick. The course starts out by looking at subtle aspects of the Python code you are already writing followed by an in-depth examination of various advanced topics including the object model, data encapsulation, descriptors, generators, coroutines, context managers, decorators, metaclasses, packages, closures, and more. By the end of the course, you'll not only know what these features are, but how they can be applied to a wide range of practical programming problems.
This course is especially appropriate for software developers building large applications, frameworks, and libraries for use by others. It is NOT recommended for programmers who are new to Python.
This course is offered on an on-going basis in Chicago. It can be taught on-site in Chicago and delivered as a virtual course elsewhere.
The course is taught over four days.
The course is designed to be taught on a 9-5 schedule with a one hour lunch break. This course consists of both lecture slides and hands-on programming exercises, with most of the time spent programming. Participants should plan on spending 4-5 hours each day working on exercises.
This course assumes a working knowledge of Python programming. Students should already know know to write and debug programs and be familiar with core language features such as functions, classes, modules, and the most commonly used modules in the standard library.
About the Instructor
David Beazley is the author of the Python Essential Reference, the Python Cookbook, 3rd Edition, and is elected member of the Python Software Foundation. David has been an active member of the Python community since 1996 and is the creator of several Python-related packages including SWIG and PLY (Python Lex-Yacc). In addition to his work with Python, Dave has extensive experience with C, C++, and assembly language programming. Dave has a Ph.D. in computer science and a M.S. in mathematics.
The class is best suited for 10 or fewer students. A larger class size is possible, but due to the advanced nature of the material it should not exceed 16 students.
You are responsible for providing the instruction space, a video projector, and machines where students can work on the programming exercises. The course can be taught on Windows, Linux, or Mac OS-X. However, all machines must be equipped with the latest version of Python and may required a small set of third-party libraries.
Classes are normally scheduled at least 8-32 weeks in advance. However, classes in the Chicago area can often be scheduled on shorter notice depending on availability. This course can also be taught remotely as a virtual course.
For more information, you can contact me by sending email to "dave" at "dabeaz.com".