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Advanced Python Workshop at PyCon Ireland 2016
Dates for Open Courses
Course available as open and in-house training. Currently no dates for open courses. Please ask us at email@example.com
Want a warm-up to PyCon Ireland? We are delighted to announce an advanced Python one-day workshop run by Mike Müller of Python Academy.
The workshop is for intermediate Python programmers who would like to make it onto the advanced level and learn how to take full advantage of this powerful language.
Python offers several advanced concepts. It is possible to write useful Python programs without them. But if you want to really understand how Python works and how to write really pythonic programs, you should know about these topics:
- Iterators and generators
- Context managers
The principle comes from the functional language Haskell but integrates very well into Python. After list comprehension came generator expressions followed by dictionary and set comprehensions.
The course introduces this style of programming with examples focusing on advantages and disadvantages for certain tasks.
Iterators and Generators
Iterators and generator make lazy evaluation, that is generating an object just when it is needed, very convenient. The concept of yielding instead of returning plays a central role. The course shows how to use generators to simplify programming tasks. Furthermore, coroutines will be used to implement concurrent solutions. An overview over the itertools module shows how to elegantly solve iteration tasks.
Decorator provide a very useful method to add functionality to existing functions and classes. The course uses examples for caching, proxying, and checking of arguments to demonstrate how decorators can improve code readability and can simplify solutions.
The with statement helps to make code more robust by simplifying exception handling. The course shows how to use the with statement with the standard library and how to write your own objects that take advantage of with. The contextlib from the standard library helps to make this easier.
The workshop covers them in detail using code examples that will be immediately useful for your daily work. Carefully crafted exercises help you to experience the learnt material. You will get detailed solutions for all exercises after the training.
The workshop content and teaching concept is based on numerous advanced Python classes taught by Mike Müller including in-house courses and the successful courses at EuroPython 2012 and 2013, PyConPL 2012, PyCon DE 2013, PyCon IE 2013 and 2014, and PyCon in Montrèal 2014 as well as PyUnConf 2015.
Mike taught more than 260 Python classes with well over 630 training days.
Bring your laptop with Python 2.7 or 3.5 installed for an intensive, hands-on workshop with real-life examples. The course will use the Jupyter Notebook. It is recommend to install it for a better course experience. You can also use your favorite (interactive) Python environment and editor. The easiest was is to instal Miniconda and than:
conda install jupyter
1 day, 4th November 2016
Trinity City Hotel, Pearse Street, Dublin, Ireland
The participants can follow all steps directly on their computers. There are exercises at the end of each unit providing ample opportunity to apply the freshly learned knowledge.
Every participant receives comprehensive printed materials that cover the whole course content as wells as all source codes.
385 EUR per person (plus 19 % VAT if applicable)
Registration and Payment
Registration via the above link brings you to a PDF registration from. Download and fill in using Acrobat Reader or other software. Email the filled form to the given address. Please enter your VAT ID number to avoid VAT if you are an EU but not a German company. You will receive an invoice and can pay via wire transfer.
We will add registration via Eventbrite soon. This will allow payment via credit card.
The Python Academy is sponsor of Django Girls Leipzig 2016
The Python Academy is sponsor of PyCon DE 2016.
The Python Academy is sponsor of PyCon Ireland 2016.
The Python Academy is sponsor of EuroSciPy 2016.
The Python Academy is sponsor of PyCon US 2016.
The Python Academy is sponsor of PyData Berlin 2016.
The Python Academy is sponsor of PyCon Sweden 2016.
The Python Academy is sponsor of Python Unconference 2015.
The Python Academy is sponsor of EuroSciPy 2015.
The Python Academy is sponsor of EuroPython 2015.
The Python Academy is sponsor of PyData Berlin 2015.
The Python Academy is sponsor of PyCon Montréal 2015.
The Python Academy is sponsor of Python BarCamp Köln 2015.
The Python Academy is sponsor of Chemnitzer Linux-Tage 2015.
The Python Academy is sponsor of Django Girls Wroclaw 2015.
The Python Academy is sponsor of PyCon Ireland 2014.
The Python Academy is sponsor of EuroSciPy 2014.
The Python Academy is sponsor of PyData London 2014.
The Python Academy is sponsor of EuroPython 2014.
The Python Academy is sponsor of PyCon 2014 Montréal.
The Python Academy is sponsor of Python BarCamp Köln 2014.
The Python Academy is sponsor of PyConDE 2013.
The Python Academy is sponsor of EuroPython 2013.
The Python Academy is sponsor of PyCon US 2013.
The Python Academy is sponsor of EuroSciPy 2013.
The Python Academy is sponsor of PyConPL 2012.
The next open cousers
Python Academy sponsors EuroPython conference 2013
Python Academy sponsors EuroSciPy conference 2013
Python Academy sponsors Python BarCamp in Cologne
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Introduction to Django, November 11 - 13, 2013
Professional Testing with Python, November 25 - 27, 2013
Advanced Django, January 13 - 15, 2014
Python Academy sponsors PyCon US conference 2013
Python Academy founder receives PSF Community Service Award