January 14, 2007

No Database Tutorial?

Well, from the reports so far it looks as though I won't be giving my Using a Database in Python tutorial. It looks like the PyCon market for introductory database tutorials was saturated last year and there may be too few signups for this year. Unless there's a late surge it looks like it will be cancelled.

So, if you were planning to sign up later you should swell the numbers by doing it now. That would be a good idea anyway, as Early Bird registration is still in force for a few more hours - until the end of Monday! In fact, forget the tutorial -- if you want to go to PyCon then register now! It has to be the most cost-effective Python conference on the calendar -- and I'm not just saying that because of my own affiliations with the conference.

4 comments:

Jonathan Ellis said...

Doh!

What is the registration level at which the PSF decides it's worth the risk of switching to a different tutorial late in the game?

Steve said...

I believe they require at least ten registrations, which doesn't seem particularly unreasonable.

Ken said...

I've done my part - I registered for it.

On one hand, I respect the PSF's position that at least 10 people must preregister. I also respect what might be your desire not to go through the effort of preparing a class for fewer than 10.

On the other hand, there's no other tutorial that really caught my eye in the morning. And rather than getting a refund, I wouldn't mind if you got the entire tutorial fee I paid for your session if I had an hour of your time... (but I'm selfish that way.)

Steve said...

Thanks for registering. I believe there are still a couple more days after Early Bird cuts off before they make the final cut on tutorials, so there's still a chance, I guess.