Atlanta, GA – January 2, 2007 — Django Begins 2007 Tour Dates at the
Big Nerd Ranch, April 2-6, 2007

In keeping with its reputation for providing the most innovative and
cutting edge training classes for programmers and system
administration professionals, Big Nerd Ranch, Inc. announced the
debut of Django Bootcamp for April 2-6, 2007. Since its development
two years ago, Django has been on the fast-track to predominance in
the industry for developers seeking a robust, database-driven
framework for web application development. Leveraging the power,
simplicity and elegance of design of Python, Django is rapidly
becoming one of the fastest growing new technologies available to web
application developers. Recent buzz has increased interest amongst
Python developers as the newest “must-have” skill and made Django a
prime candidate for the newest Big Nerd Ranch training course.

“Over the past two years, we have been watching with interest the
development of Django as a database-driven web application
technology,” commented Big Nerd Ranch founder, Aaron Hillegass.
“Recent enhancements and standardization of the system have elevated
Django from Python-based curiosity to a full-fledged solution for
organizations across a spectrum of industries. We feel it has come
into its own as a dynamic web framework that is poised to take the
industry by storm. Django Bootcamp is the ideal opportunity for
Python enthusiasts to take their knowledge to a higher level of
excellence. And Big Nerd Ranch is the ideal training course provider
to take them there.”

The five-day, intensive bootcamp provides exhaustive training on the
fundamental areas of Django instruction by instructor Juan Pablo
Claude. Juan Pablo is an accomplished Python, Objective-C and Cocoa
programmer who cut his teeth as a developer in his work as a
professor of physical inorganic chemistry at the University of
Alabama, Birmingham. The curriculum is designed to target the needs
of web application developers, web designers needing to develop
server-side technology skills, and programmers developing web
services using Python and XML. Students emerging from the class will
demonstrate mastery in the following areas:

– installation of Django and all its components, including a database
– deployment of a Django application using mod_python and Apache or
FstCGI and Apache
– design of applications that use PostgreSQL, MySQL or SQLite databases
– design of applications with robust user authentication and session data
– utilization of Django facilities for easy form processing and data validation
– effective utilization of Django’s powerful template system
– maintenance of site and data with Django’s administration system
– implementation of AJAX solutions using Django
– creation of web services using Django

Prior knowledge of Python is not required for the class, but students
should have a basic understanding of object-oriented programming and
HTML. For those concerned about being ready to take on the challenge
of Django, suggested reading includes “Head First HTML” by Freeman
and Freeman and “Learning Python” by Mark Lutz.

To view the complete Django Bootcamp 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