Doug Latornell and Matt Davis taught in "Room B" at the recent University of Washington bootcamp. It was a great group of very enthusiastic students! Thanks also to our very capable helpers Jake Vanderplas and David Leen!
Here's our traditional good/bad feedback:
|Learning about Python and NumPy, especially the practice exercises.||Too much shell stuff (already shell proficient).|
|We talked about best practice issues in software development.||Difficult to keep up with instructor when switching between screens.|
|Great holistic crash course on Python and git. Did well with a range of expertise the room.||Too much typing while trying to listen.|
|Overall great intro to many great topics.||Would have preferred basic Python scripting instead of NumPy intro.|
|The one-on-one help and the exercises.||matplotlib and NumPy were a little dry.|
|Pace was quick, almost too fast, but not quite!||The Python part was rushed and we didn't have time to see all of the code.|
|Intuitive approach.||Command line tutorial was slow (but that was probably necessary for some).|
|Intro to IPython Notebook.||A bit too fast in some content.|
|Very well structured. Good collection of topics for introduction. Staff very responsive.||NumPy section could use more exercises/interaction.|
|Very helpful and useful.||Wanted to learn about SciPy.|
|The existence of Software Carpentry and the integrated exercises.||The software engineering felt too rushed -- if I made an error in my code I easily fell behind and was lost.|
|Wanted just Python.|
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