As of today, we have 5,950 registrants for the first round of the Python course, and we are midway through the first week of the initial offering. With hundred of new learners registering each day, we run the risk of having a significant group of leaners in the course who are behind the main group significantly. To avoid this, we are going to close the sign-up for the current sequence.
But if you are interested in taking the course, never fear! We don’t have to wait for the first sequence to end before we start the next. So if you sign up at http://mechanicalmooc.org after this week, you’ll be added to a new sequence slated to start around November 26th. If you join this sequence, you have all the great learners from the first sequence available to you in OpenStudy to help you through the weeks they have already completed.
And, as an added bonus, if you are in the first sequence and are struggling to keep up, you now have the option of unsubscribing from the first sequence and registering for the second, giving you a better alternative to simply dropping out. Our goal is to help everyone become great programmers–at their own pace.