The new year's shaping up to be a great one for Django: Django 1.2 is on track to ship this March, and there's no doubt in my mind that it'll be the best release ever.
Because of this, we expect to see a lot of new people wanting to learn Django next year, so we're stepping up our training offerings in the new year.
This Friday, I'll be holding a one-day Django workshop in New York City. The class is mostly full, but a few spots are still available. This is the second in a series of workshops we've been holding in conjunction with HoldenWeb, and we plan to offer more (see below)
In March, I'll be teaching a week-long advanced Django class in Kansas City. This class is perfect for folks who know Django but want to really learn all the ins and outs. We'll look at a whole bunch of advanced uses of Django, learn how to use optional add-ons like GeoDjango, Piston, Haystack, and even dig into the internals of Django a bit. We'll also spend a whole day setting up a real-world Django production environment and tuning it for performance.
I'm really looking forward to this class: there's some really fantastic bits buried deep in Django that I don't get much call to talk about.
Finally, we're currently scouting locations and topics for future classes and would like your input! If you'd be interested in attending a future Django class there's a quick questionnaire you can fill out.