Auckland training

Upcoming courses in Auckland during August and September


HTML / CSS Introduction & Intermediate
29 Aug - full day - $760 (ex gst)
*** NOW DISCOUNTED TO $530!!***
Come and learn about HTML and CSS, the building blocks of the web, with us. We'll start with very simple stuff and work our way up. By the end, you'll have styled your own webpage.  We'll teach you to read and write some HTML and CSS and you'll have a grasp of some of the slightly less obvious underlying concepts.
Target audience - Anyone wishing to learn to write basic HTML/CSS and gain confidence in updating existing code. 

Take your CSS skills to the next level with this intermediate level course. If you already know how to style a basic webpage but would like some more background on why CSS works as it does, plus some guidance on structuring large projects and on how to use a CSS pre-processor like SASS, this course is for you.
Target audience - Those that have attended the HTML/CSS introduction and want to extend their skills.


Python Introduction for non-Programmers
31 Aug - 1 day - $760 (ex gst)
This training session will introduce you to Python syntax and philosophy. You will learn about Python, and have plenty of opportunity to put it into practice. If you have little to no prior experience in programming this course is for you.
Target audience - Those who have little or no prior programming experience, but want to learn to write some basic Python scripts.


An Introduction to using Git
5 Sep - half day - $380 (ex gst)
Developer or web designer? You need version control. Git is the world benchmark - come and learn it with us. Git helps you track changes, reduce errors, make workflows more flexible, and collaborate with your peers with ease. This introductory course will help you get started using Git. You'll gain an understanding of how it works and how to integrate with a team already using it.
Target audience - Developers or web designers who are new or beginner users of Git, or those that have used other revision control systems and want to try Git. 


Configuration Management and Automation using Puppet - Introduction
7 Sep   - 1 day - $760 (ex gst)
If you want to learn how to use Puppet for configuration management and automation, or you've been put in charge of an established Puppet infrastructure, this is the course for you. This course is suitable for complete beginners and those with very limited experience – we run other courses for more experienced users.
Target audience - Puppet beginners and those with very limited experience.


Python Introduction for Developers
12 Sep - 1 day - $760 (ex gst)
Python was designed with a simple syntax. Clean, readable code is the norm in Python, not the exception.
Join us and discover why we like Python. This course covers basic syntax and the Python ecosystem, with special emphasis on features that may be surprising to non-Python developers.
Target audience - Those who already program in other languages and want to learn  how Python works and what can be done with it.


Introduction to Koha
14 Sep - 1.5 hrs - free
This session is aimed at Libraries and librarians who are considering moving to Koha, and anyone who might be interested to hear about new Koha functionality and how other libraries are extending their use of Koha.


Javascript Basics
19 Sep  - 1 day - $760 (ex gst)
Get started with JavaScript. Join us to get a grounding in JavaScript syntax and scoping rules as well as the Document Object Model.  We'll also touch on the jQuery library and jQuery plugins.
Target audience - Those that have used JavaScript and/or jQuery and would benefit from a structured introduction to consolidate their knowledge.


Django Introduction
21 Sep - 1 day - $760 (ex gst)
Django is known as 'The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines'. Django aims to be the '90%' framework. That is, for 90% of website projects it is unambiguously the 'Right Tool for the Job'. Django's design is strongly influenced by DRY principles (Don't Repeat Yourself).
Target audience - Developers with some Python experience who wish to learn about using Django.


Introduction to Shell Scripting
26 Sep  - 1/2 day - $350 (ex gst)
In this course, you will learn how to write and run scripts to automate the execution of collections of shell commands.  You will learn useful shell features that will aid you in creating advanced and intelligent scripts along with best practices for creating user-friendly scripts.
Target audience  - Anyone who has some Shell experience and wants to be able to write and run Shell scripts.


PostgreSQL Admin
28 Sep - 2 days - $1,620 (ex gst)
This course shows you how to use the PostgreSQL database system from a DBA perspective.  We'll cover installation, configuration and tuning.
Target audience - The course is aimed at those who need to administer PostgreSQL databases and want to learn best practices.
About the trainer - Mark Kirkwood has used PostgreSQL extensively for more than 10 years and has contributed code, bugfixes and tuning advice to the worldwide PostgreSQL community.