Python Training

If you are seeking upcoming open-to-the-public training events, check out the PythonTraining/Events page.

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 * '''Trainer''' offers training on ...

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Upcoming open classes are listed on the training calendar. Enthought also teaches dozens of customized private training courses each year, either on-site, at their Austin, TX or European offices.


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Internet - Python Online Training

Marilyn Davis, Ph.D. Marilyn specializes in Python training in corporate environments in the Silicon Valley, and anywhere, either through UCSC-Extension, where students earn University credit, or independently. She has taught Python at Apple, Cisco, Facebook, Google, Intuit, LLNL, NASA, Nokia, Oracle, Plantronics, Skype, VMware, and more.

Thinkful offers training in Python for web programming and data science, Courses are generally student-led with regular one-on-one meetings with a mentor, but a bootcamp option is also available.

Firebox Training consistently delivers Python training courses as live, instructor-led online, on-site, and classroom style training classes for individuals and groups. Courses Offered:

* Enthought Training on Demand offers comprehensive, hands-on training and reference materials in a single location so you can find what you need quickly, learn it rapidly, and apply it in your work immediately, with a minimum of wasted motion. With hundreds of video lectures, code samples, and hands-on exercises, our online library provides the “anytime, anywhere” convenience of working on your own schedule and at your own pace. Users can view 12 free lectures to evaluate the training materials, and Enthought Training on Demand is offered free to students and staff at degree-granting institutions. Enthought Training on Demand Courses can be purchased individually or as a complete Python Fundamentals Series, which covers the entire core scientific computing stack:

* Batky-Howell has been training IT Professional's for over 20 years training over 40,000 students in over 3,200 courses with live instructor led online training. At Batky-Howell we offer three unique live online instructor led Python training courses. Our 4 day intro course, Python Training I: Essentials leads the student from the basics of writing and running Python scripts to more advanced features such as file operations, regular expressions, working with binary data, and using the extensive functionality of Python Training modules. We offer two additional advanced courses: Python Training II: Applied Python, a 4 day course that puts extra emphasis placed on features unique to Python , such as tuples, array slices, and output formatting and our newest release Python Training for Scientists and Engineers that is an intense 5 day course that teaches scientists and engineers the Python, NumPy, SciPy, SymPy, and other skills they need to work with data, manipulating arrays, performing statistical calculations, and plotting results.

ShowMeDo has been building a collection of on-line tutorial screencasts since 2005 (wiki: ShowMeDo). We have over 250 Python screencasts, many are free and new programmers can learn Python inside Club ShowMeDo. All authors receive feedback and community-kudos from our viewers.

A growing wealth of other "Audio/Video Instructional Materials for Python" are becoming available, including a variety of podcasts and screencasts.

* DataCamp is an interactive platform to learn data science that has already trained over 600,000 students and offers more than 250 hours of course content, which has been built out with academic and corporate partners such as Continuum Analytics, RStudio and Microsoft, and experts from companies like Pfizer, Liberty Mutual, H2O, DataRobot, and many other leaders.

DataCamp has recently been building a collection of cheat sheets for Python learners: right now, they have a Python for Data Science Cheat Sheet, a Pandas Cheat Sheet and a Bokeh Cheat Sheet available.

Python Trainers, Promote Thyself

Many trainers are individuals or small companies, and it can be hard to get the attention of the big IT houses. While skill credentials and a portfolio of past training gigs are important, perhaps one of the best promoters is when someone has actually experienced one of your classes. They gain insight into your speaking style, how you relate to the students and your ability to explain complex technical subjects in an approachable way. No class syllabus can convey that. The Python community has a valuable resource that can give you the next best thing.


||Screencasting is a multimedia creation that focuses on the instructor's desktop, with voiceover guidance. It can be in the format of an online slideshow, a guided sourcecode walkthrough or a follow-along interactive session. They can be as long or short as you wish and they have opportunities for branding, by using custom wallpaper behind your talks desktop and musical lead-in/fade-out.

Screencasts can be hosted on or, if done with a large font, They can also be embedded in your website while hosted elsewhere, as shown in our 5-Minutes with Python series. You can learn more about the details with a talk series entitled Casting Your Knowledge, With Style

But perhaps you're really busy on current projects and short on time. Consider doing an audio interview about an upcoming seminar you're offering and releasing it as a podcast. Ron Stephens of Python 411 makes available an excellent collection of podcasts and may be interested in hosting yours.

Unlike face-to-face presentation opportunities, screencasts/podcasts have the additional benefit that they promote your training offerings while you're busy on other gigs. It's almost like cloning yourself and having more time for promotion. It's all about leverage. Use it. ||

Public training courses presented by these trainers are listed on the PythonEvents page.

Before creation of this page, CameronLaird maintained a private one on the same subject.


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