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[Discuss] learning python - formal training opportunities ?

The Boston Python Meetup ( ) has
over 3500 members and is very active.  It's a good community for
supplementing your learning and getting in-person support.  They run
occasional introductory workshops, which I hear are excellent and
include hands-on programming assignments.  Those workshops are for
women only, but you can attend if you are the guest of a woman who is


On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 5:21 PM, Dennis Wynne <dmwynne at> wrote:
> I have just started this course available free from MIT, maybe you've done
> this one already but if not it uses Python.  It's for people with virtually
> no programming experience but who want to learn such as myself who is
> looking to move from Windows Admin to Linux Admin / Programmer.
> On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 2:30 PM, Kent Borg <kentborg at> wrote:
>> On 06/12/2013 01:18 PM, Jerry Feldman wrote:
>>> Also, think of Python as a programming language not just a scripting
>>> language.
>> Yes. Great for little one-off programs, but great for big systems, too.
>>  (An air traffic control system is listed in the success stories
>> There are companies that consider Python to be one of their strategic
>> advantages and would love their competitors to stay on C++ (heck, and use
>> Windows servers, while they are at it).
>> It has flaws (big run time, inelegant language definition), but it is a
>> marvelously powerful language.
>> No, it won't do the tight pixel-munging inner loop as fast as can C, but
>> that is what libraries are for: run the tight inner loop in C!
>> -kb
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