Mon 25 May 2015
Mon 18 May 2015
I’ve finally gotten the Python 101 Screencast campaign relaunched. However I have switched to IndieGogo for the here: http://igg.me/p/python-101-screencast/x/2068547
The reason for the switch is that they have lower fees and they also allow more types of payment. I always seem to get backers who can’t back my project because Kickstarter doesn’t support their payment type (i.e. Paypal).
Anyway, I’ve added some more levels of support and a few fun goodies. I am hoping to add a few more freebies, but I don’t want the project to suffer from scope creep and end up not delivering on time.
I hope you all can join my new campaign and help me get this project going at full speed. Thanks again for your support!
Mon 18 May 2015
Wed 13 May 2015
Mon 11 May 2015
Mon 4 May 2015
This week we welcome Matt Harrison as our PyDev of the Week. Matt is the author of several Python books. He is well known as a speaker at PyCon and other conferences and user groups. Last year, he released a Python Training Bundle which is a Python course for learning 90% of Python. Let’s spend some time getting to know him better!
Mon 27 Apr 2015
This week we welcome Adina Howe as our PyDev of the week. I first heard about Mrs. Howe from an article on Nature.com about how Python is doing well in scientific circles and is worth learning. Currently she is a Biosystem Engineering professor at Iowa State University. Let’s spend some time getting to know more about her!
Wed 22 Apr 2015
My second Kickstarter campaign is coming to an end in less than 2 days! I still haven’t met my goal, but I know I could still make it. In the mean time, I created episode #3, which is a screencast about Python’s lists, tuples and dictionaries. You can check it out here:
Be sure to check out my Kickstarter campaign too!
Mon 20 Apr 2015
This week we welcome Noah Gift (@noahgift) as our PyDev of the Week. Let’s spend some time getting to know more about him!
Can you tell us a little about yourself (hobbies, education, etc):
Current hobbies are MMA training, which was a side-effect of working at my current job. I train about 6 days a week doing a lot of bodyweight training and things like hill repeats, and then for skills I train doing kickboxing and BJJ (Brazilian jiu-jitsu). Considering doing a BJJ tournament in the future, but mostly like discipline and change of pace from writing code. The other cool thing about training for MMA and specifically BJJ is that you are literally fighting someone to the death, then stopping in practice. A little scary, but also kind of cool.
I took a long winding path for education. Started with an AA degree, then got a BS in Nutritional Science at Cal Poly. While I was there I tried to walk on the D1 Track and Field team for Decathlon. I didn’t make it, but it was a great experience. After that I worked a bit, then got a MS in Computer Information Systems at CSULA, while I had a full time job. Just recently, finished an MBA while working full time from UC Davis.
Thu 16 Apr 2015
Yesterday I put together another demo of Python 101, the Screencast. This one is based on the first chapter of my book, which covers the basics of IDLE, Python’s built-in development environment. You can check out the video below:
The Kickstarter campaign for the screencast series has one more week to go. You can check out the Kickstarter here. I appreciate your support!