Book Contest: Win a Copy of Python 201

I have decided to sponsor a contest for my second book, Python 201: Intermediate Python. I will be giving away 3 copies of my eBook bundle (PDF, EPUB and MOBI) and 2 copies of the paperback, which I will ship anywhere in the world. If you haven’t heard of my book, you may want to read about it here.

How You Can Win

To win your copy of this book, all you need to do is come up with a comment below highlighting the reason “why you would like to win this book”.

Duration of the contest & selection of winners

The contest is valid until Friday, Sept 16th at 11:59 p.m. CST, and is open to everyone. Winners will be selected on the basis of their comment posted. The contest will close on 09/17/2016 at 12 a.m. CST.


24 thoughts on “Book Contest: Win a Copy of Python 201”

  1. Hi Mike! My name is Luis and I am a networking engineer, currently doing some research in the Software-Defined-Networking (SDN) area. As SDN is a relative new area within networking, there is a lot of stuff to do and to program, hence the name. Most of this work is developed in Python, so this book would help me to “jump”, from the basics of python to the “major league” 😉

    Best regards, Luis.

  2. After some years, I would like to finally cook the snake as a French cook master ! I have to get this book so import random as DrWeeny !

  3. Would love to delve deeper into my Python learning path, and you cover a lot of the areas I’m interested in, particularly where it comes to data access and data wrangling.

  4. Have been learning Python for the last 13 months and i think its time to move from beginner to intermediate and this book will definitely help in that jump.

  5. I work for a financial company and I’m trying to introduce python for developing our pricers for equity and fx derivatives. I really think python is the path we have to follow but my knowledge is limited. I expect that your book takes me to the next level, so I can convince my boss to adopt python 🙂

    thank you!

  6. I enjoy reading the blog and the book can only be better. We use an old “business BASIC” language where I work and I’m slowly trying to introduce simple python scripts to do some of the more mundane system tasks. I’d eventually like to use it everywhere in our organization. Most books are very introductory. I’m searching for the one that will give me that booster shot to the next level and yours looks like a winner!

  7. Have a couple of ideas I want to explore for which python and scikit would become essential. e-books give to good exposure but trace back/follow-up of already read topics become very tedious. Was exploring python books – came across python 101. Explored your profile further and landed here. Would love a paperback in this contest 🙂 Thanks

  8. Hello. First of all I like cover of the book – it’s funny. Secondly I’m new in Python, know syntax, function and so on. Things described in last tree parts are interest for me. So, will be great to read and try this topics.

  9. Because I would really like to upgrade my knowledge and commit more to help others understand this beautiful oop language 🙂

  10. Hey Mike !

    I’d love to get your book so I can sharpen my (very much lacking) Pythonic skills. I can smells the mice running..

    Thanks !

  11. I got real profit from ‘Automate the Boring Stuff with Python’ and would like to go beyond it. Thanks for all your python training!

  12. I am currently unemployed and can’t afford to buy your book.
    I’m looking for the meaning of life for some time and I found that Python plays an important role in it. Every day I learn Python, and I know him more and more, but I miss the path that I could follow. One day and learn how to make annotate in Matplotlib andsecond how to change the column names in the pandas, or how to get the page title with BS4.

  13. I am in the process of trying to bring my Python skills up to par with my *erl skills. Whoops, is it okay to use that word here?

  14. Hi Mike,
    I really love Python and I would like to learn more so I can get my organization to use Python on our work.

  15. Hi, I’m working as Technical Director for small post-production
    company at Prague and I’m using Python daily to help my friends and
    colleagues to finish our stuff before deadline while keeping sanity and
    having some spare time and fun too. I would like to have your book at
    hand at work to help them better, to learn and teach them new tricks.
    And it’s looking cool too! We have O’Reilly’s book here already but it
    doesn’t look that sexy. Look at that nice and funny cover picture would
    make a day better! Cheers.

  16. Hi there! Simply put, I like your concise and right to the point style that many authors teaching python are lacking. And I like there’s a lot of hands on excersises. That’s how I felt with your first book when I bought it. And I hope you got it to the next level this time. And I would like to have my programming skills sharpen a bit more.

  17. Dear Mike,
    I am working with Python from last two years, and my way of learning is mostly depends upon online courses and Google search. Now, I am planning to go with a standard book to consolidate my Python learning to be job ready. I have a eye on your book and suddenly, with importpython newsletter i heard about this contest and being a student I will love to get a copy of your book as winner. It will help me achieve my objectives. No need to say that book reviews are very good so having a copy will be pride.
    With Regards.
    Ajit Kumar, India

  18. I love Python and am working to go beyond what is in the books that start out aimed at people who know nothing. I am also going to be teaching Python next year, so I could use some direction myself and possibly a more advanced textbook!

  19. Hi Mike,
    I love Python and I use it for my final year project (along with Django). I would like to improve my understanding of Python with Python 201, and to help me with my project.


  20. I’d love to win a copy of your book to help me hunt for and study supernovae—we still don’t know which stars are their progenitors! I want to make my code as clean, object oriented, and pythonic as possible so I can publish my tools for the astronomical community.

  21. I’m a high school teacher and trying to promote python and programming to my sudents. I self learned Python and I’m teaching it to Year 10s The more I use Python the more I like it. I’d like to continue to improve my skills and in 201 I can learn more things I rarely touch. Maybe I’d also develop tools for learning in an more effective way. I support Mike’s kickstart so I’m getting an e-copy anyway. But a paper copy can speed up learning. I’m still a bit slow in Python coding now. Also, my colleagues will notice the book when I am holding it at school. Hopefully I can manage to persuade them to abandon VB.

  22. I have been trying to understand the advanced concepts of Python programming using available blog posts and pycon videos, so it’s pretty random.
    I really think this book will help me learn those advanced topics in a more not-so-random way 🙂
    Part of the reason I want it for free is because I can’t pay for it.

    I know I am late but if you still have a free copy you can email it to me at:


    Thank you!

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