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We took over all the Brower Center!

This is the main site for the Python Boot Camp Fall 2013, at the Brower Center (2150 Allston Way) near the UC Berkeley Campus from August 26 (Monday) to August 28 (Wednesday) 2013. The purpose of the boot camp is to get those familiar with other computing languages (like C, Java, FORTRAN, and Lisp) ramped on the basics of the Python language. This is not a computer science class; understanding of basic CS concepts (like looping, recursion, pointers, etc.) are presupposed. The Boot Camp itself is a mixture of formal lectures, in-class demos, coding breakout sessions for participants, and homework projects. The Camp runs from 8:30am to 5pm each day and is open to anyone within the UC Berkeley and LBNL community.  A small fee to offset the costs will be collected at the time of official registration. There will be a limited number of slots open to industry participants. 

If you are interested in a detailed introduction to various Pythonic topics to aid in research, consider the "Python Computing for Data Scientists" seminar course (Thursday 1-4pm; Fall 2013, CC #06080). Graduate and undergraduate students wishing to participate in the course should register for that course by normal means. Those wishing to sit in on a few lectures should contact us at ucbpythonclass@gmail.com.

You must have registered to participate in the Camp and doing so early means we can stay in touch with you with any new developments. If you are on the waiting list, we'll be in touch in the days preceding the camp. In the days leading up to the Boot Camp you'll need to install some software and make sure it all works. Go to the Preparation page to get started. If you have any questions, please email us at ucbpythonclass+bootcamp@gmail.com.

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This Boot Camp (and the related Seminar course AY250) were made possible in part from a grant from the Computer Science and Engineering Program (CSE) at UC Berkeley, the National Science Foundation (NSF) (Award #0941742 and BIGDATA grant), support from the Vice Chancellor for Research and Github.