Four full days of intensive Django training, taught by one of Django's lead developers. Not just lectures: lots of hands-on training and Q&A opportunities.
Airfare to to Kansas City International (MCI) is not included.
You don't just need to learn Django; you really want to understand it. You'll leave this class knowing not just how to put together a Django application, but why and how Django does its magic.
This class is inteded for students with a basic background in web development, but not necessarily lots (or any) Django experience. A basic knowledge of Python is recommened; developers who need to get a head-start on Python should check out Learning Python or Dive Into Python before the course begins.
The instructor is Jacob Kaplan-Moss (bio), one of the creators and core developers of Django, and co-author of The Definitive Guide to Django.
The training will take place at the Q Hotel & Spa in Kansas City. The hotel has been newly renovated to be a nationally-recognized "green" hotel. It's a very "geek-friendly" hotel: free WiFi in rooms and throughout the hotel, in-room iPod/iPhone docks, HDTVs, etc.
The hotel is in Kansas City's Wesport district, and is in walking distance to dozens of restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and the like. Westport is the place to be in Kansas City after dark, so there's plenty to do after classes end. The hotel also offers a free shuttle to other parts of Kansas City.
Monday, September 21 – Friday, September 25, 2009.
Classes will be held Monday - Thursday. There's a reception Sunday night, and on Friday we'll have less-formal discussion sessions as people depart throughout the day.
We'll have suggestions for events each evening, or you can use the time to explore Kansas City.
Sunday: Arrive in Kansas City. Reception at 6pm. Monday:
Classes: Introduction & getting started; basic models, URLs, views, templates, testing; introduction to the admin.
Evening event: the best damn BBQ you've ever had.
Classes: Advanced queries, models, and managers; schema migration; advanced URLs and views; generic views; custom template tags and filters.
Evening event: LPDN.
Classes: Forms; form sets; model forms; middleware; cookies, sessions, and auth; caching; security.
Evening event TBD.
Classes: producing non-HTML content; AJAX; REST web services.
Evening event TBD.
Friday: Depart Kansas City; discussion sessions throughout the day.
Early-bird tickets are $2,500 - register before August 7th to receive this price. Full-price tickets will be $3,000 per person.
Discounts for groups of 4 or more are available, as are discounts for current Revolution Systems clients. Contact email@example.com for details.
Please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.