Dabeaz is David Beazley, a computer scientist, educator, and researcher with more than 35 years of experience. Dave has been most visible in the Python community where he has created various software packages, given conference talks, tutorials, and is known as the author of Python Distilled (Addison-Wesley), the Python Essential Reference (Addison-Wesley), and the Python Cookbook (O'Reilly Media). He supports this work by offering a variety of advanced computer science and programming courses.

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Write a Compiler

July 12-18, 2023.
ONLINE with David Beazley

Write a compiler for a new programming language and learn about a number of interesting technologies along the way including LLVM. More...

Rafting Trip

June 19-23, 2023.
ONLINE with David Beazley

Learn about network programming, concurrency, distributed systems, and more as you tackle the challenge of implementing the Raft distributed consensus algorithm--and likely failing. You'll learn a lot. More...

Advanced Programming with Python

August 21-25, 2023.
ONLINE with David Beazley

Take your programming skills to the next level and learn a lot of Python in the process. More...

Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (SICP)

January 8-12, 2024.
ONLINE with David Beazley

Shatter your brain into bits as you tackle one of the classic texts of computer science. You'll write mostly Scheme with a bit of Python, implement two Lisp interpreters, and explore the foundations of functional programming. You'll likely never look at programming languages the same way again. More...


The Python Programming Language

Published: August, 2016

In this highly rated video training, David Beazley covers the essential features of Python programming through a series of practical programming examples. The course provides programmers with an accelerated introduction to the essential parts of Python. Those with some previous Python experience will benefit from being exposed to modern Python style and programming idioms used by experienced programmers.

Latest Talks and Tutorials

Keynote: The Problem with the Problem

February 22, 2022
PyCon Sri Lanka

What happens when you give a problem for beginners to professionals? You might uncover a lot of problems.

Closing Keynote: A Talk Near the Future of Python

October 13, 2019
PyCon India, Chennai
video | screencast

A live-coded implementation of simple stack machine that's later turned into a WebAssembly interpreter capable of running a game written in Rust. More Talks

Learn Python

Practical Python Programming

Developed over 13 years and taught to over 400 in-person groups, this is the Python course I used to teach for corporate training. Now, it's available under a Creative Commons license. Ad-free, SEO-free, AI-free. Click here.