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Hands-On Python Seminar

A five-day, hands-on intensive seminar
Taught by Bruce Eckel


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This is a hands-on, intensive introduction to the Python language, which has rapidly become a favorite tool of many a programmer (including us). You can learn more about this wonderful language at:
  • Main Site: (includes the free downloads for the installers for many platforms).
  • Executive summary, brief introductions, Comparison with other languages, etc.

  • Topics

  • Introduction to Python
  • The Core Language: data types and statements
  • Functions
  • Data structures: lists, tuples, and dictionaries
  • Namespaces and modules
  • Overview of the core modules
  • Object-oriented programming
  • Exception Handling
  • GUIs: Introduction to Tkinter and wxPython
  • Network programming
  • Advanced Python extensions (object persistency, DB, and more to be defined)
  • Writing Python Extensions in C++

  • Prerequisites

    This class assumes that you've had experience with some programming language so that you understand the basic concepts of programming. If you do not feel comfortable with your background, it is suggested that you complete the Thinking in C: Foundations for Java & C++ Seminar-on-CD ROM that is packaged with the either Thinking in C++, 2nd edition or Thinking in Java, 2nd edition.

    What to Bring

  • Your notebook computer
  • Install Python and WinPython (for Windows) from
  • The book Learning Python, by Lutz & Ascher, O'Reilly, 1999

  • Daily Schedule

    Since no one will be doing a daily commute to Crested Butte, we have a more flexible schedule. We will begin at 8 a.m. and go until noon, then 4-6:30. During the mid-day break, Bruce & Andrea will usually lead a scenic hike in the Crested Butte area.

    Coffee and snacks at Camp4Coffee (just around the corner from the seminar location) are included as part of the seminar. You can go any time they are open (they open quite early in the morning) and tell them you are with Bruce Eckel's Seminar.

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