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.
|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.