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Tutorial Schedule Released, Registration Now Open!

The long awaited tutorial schedule has been released! This year’s accepted tutorials include several returning veterans and a great group of newcomers, so take a look - there’s a lot to learn.

Now that the tutorials are available, those of you who have previously registered can log back into the site and begin to add tutorials to your existing registration. If you’re about to register, tutorials are easy to add to your package as you go along.

Each tutorial costs $150, which is an absolute steal, especially when you consider that many of these instructors are full-time educators whose regular courses cost significantly more. Plus, they’re brought to you right at PyCon! We also have several instructors who are domain experts or even the creators of the software being taught.

New for this year is a tutorial intended for attendees with not only zero Python knowledge, but no programming knowledge at all. Jessica McKellar will be teaching "A hands-on introduction to Python for beginning programmers", intended to bring newcomers to the community from any background.

The tutorials run on the two days preceding the main conference: Wednesday March 13 and Thursday March 14, with morning and afternoon sessions running on both days. Each session is a three hour course which includes a snack break as well as catered lunch.

With up to four opportunities to learn from the community’s best, the tutorials are a great event for Python users of all skill levels. Take a look and register your spots today! Class sizes are limited.

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