Welcome to the official blog for the Mechanical MOOC – A Gentle Introduction to Python. This site organizes content related to the course, which is offered on an ongoing basis, with cohorts starting about every five weeks. You can sign up for the next offering at http://mechanicalmooc.org.
The course takes the best of existing open learning sites—content from MIT OpenCourseWare, communities from OpenStudy, exercises by Codecademy—and joins them loosely with a mailing list that coordinates learner activity. Visit our FAQ page for more information
On this blog you’ll find an archive of the e-mails sent to participants in the course, as well as MechMOOC news and discussions. Click on the topic list on the right to view the e-mail sequence archive (our first sequence is Seq15Oct12, the class starting October 15, 2012; our second is Seq26Nov12, the class starting November 26, 2012; our third is Seq7Jan13, starting–you guessed it–January 7, 2013). Also links to news, analysis, tech issues and other topics.
Thanks for joining in the fun!