Atlanta, GA – July 20, 2005 – Mark Lutz Brings Python Bootcamp Back to the
Big Nerd Ranch, October 17-21, 2005

The second iteration of the successful Python Bootcamp has been scheduled
for October 17 – 21, 2005 at the Big Nerd Ranch. Mark Lutz, author of the
O’Reilly books “Programming Python” and “Python Pocket Reference,” returns
as the instructor, guiding students through the ins and outs of one of the
most flexible programming languages in web and application development.
This versatile language, whose utility spans such disparate industries as
the sciences, animation and financial markets, is rapidly becoming one of
the most sought after languages by corporations and government agencies
alike. Garnering attention in its partnership with giants such as Google,
NASA, and Pixar, programmers adept in Python development are becoming
increasingly valuable commodities in the programming industry.

Mr. Lutz, with his far-reaching experience in teaching, writing about and
software development in Python, is the ideal guide to help students achieve
mastery. He has been teaching courses in Python since 1997. His extensive
background as developer and thinker has infused the syllabus with the
necessary focus to ensure students emerge with the fundamental skills to
begin programming in Python.

Core topics include types and operators, functions, modules, classes and
exceptions. The course will provide an overview of debugging, profiling,
dynamic coding tools, system interfacing, accessing databases, creating
graphical interfaces and applying Python as a scripting language.

Aaron Hillegass, Big Nerd Ranch founder, said, “Our last class with Mark
indicated not only a growing demand for Python instruction, but also that
Mark fits in with our teaching philosophy. His course was clearly
well-researched and indicated his depth of knowledge about the topic. That,
paired with his excitement and commitment to teaching, really creates a
great learning experience for our students.”

For the complete syllabus, please visit

The Big Nerd Ranch incorporates intensive training classes for Unix and Mac
OS X programmers in a retreat setting outside Atlanta, GA. Class price of
$3500 includes lodging, all meals, original instruction materials, 24-hour
lab access, and transportation to and from the Atlanta airport. Students
are encouraged to bring independent projects to class, allowing for input
from classmates and individual instructor attention. For more information,
call 678-595-6773 or visit