What to expect

Teaching format

Enthought courses are hands-on affairs with 15-30 minute lectures, interleaved with programming exercises typically done within the IPython interpreter shell. The exercises provide practical experience with the tools for real-world problems. Upon completion, students will be comfortable building computational models and analyzing data at the Python command prompt as well as writing scripts to automate their computational tasks.

Print Materials

Enthought provides a hard copy of the slides used in the class, for reference purposes, as well as exercises, solutions, homework, and other handouts. Exercises and solutions are in the form of electronic Python files, which students can modify to develop their own solutions.

Software/Hardware Requirements

Students should bring a laptop (Windows, Linux, or OS X) pre-loaded with Enthought Canopy (download Canopy here). Canopy provides a convenient, universal, cross-platform way to set up Python, the core Python libraries used in the class, and an interactive development environment with a single-click installer. While we highly encourage students use Canopy for consistency in the class, students may also use alternative Python distributions that provide the required packages.



Enthought accepts payment by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express) or company check. Until a form of payment is received, the student's space in the course cannot be guaranteed. Payment must be received in full prior to the start date of the course.

Cancellation, Substitutions & Refunds

Training attendees may cancel or reschedule their class participation at any time subject to the following conditions:

  1. Cancellation or reschedule more than 14 days prior to the class start date may be done at no charge.
  2. Cancellation or reschedule between 14 and 8 days prior to the class start date will incur a cancellation fee equal to 50% of the Training Fee.
  3. Cancellation or reschedule less than 8 days prior to the class start date will incur a cancellation fee equal to 80% of the Training Fee.

Student substitutions are accepted at any time.

In the unlikely event that we must cancel the course for any reason, we will provide a 100% refund of your payment.

Group Discounts

We provide multi-attendee discounts for 3 or more students registering together. If you have more than 5 students interested in a course, you might consider an onsite course at your location. Please contact us at info@enthought.com for available dates and pricing.

Austin Hotel & Travel Information

Enthought is located in the center of downtown Austin at the corner of 6th Street and Congress Avenue. There are many restaurants and hotels within walking distance.

Hotel Information

Hotel Address Phone Number Proximity to Office Price
Embassy Suites 300 S. Congress 512.469.9000 6 blks south
Extended Stay America 600 Guadalupe St 512.457.9994 4 blks west
Hampton Inn & Suites 200 San Jacinto 512.472.1500 5 east,2 south
Courtyard by Marriott 300 E 4th 512.236.8008 4 blks east
Hilton Austin (Downtown) 500 East 4th 512.482.8000 5 blks east
Hyatt Hotel (On the River) 208 Barton Springs Rd. 512.477.1234 6 blks south
Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin 701 Congress Ave 512.770.5675 1 blk north
La Quinta Inn 300 E. 11th St. 800.531.5900 5 blks north, 3 east
Omni Downtown 700 San Jacinto 512.476.3700 1 east, 1 north
Radisson (Downtown) 111 E. Caesar Chavez 512.478.9611 5 blks south
Residence Inn Downtown 300 E 4th 512.472.5553 3 blks east
Driskill Hotel 604 Brazos St. 512.474.5911 Across the street

Airport Information

The Austin-Bergstrom airport is about 20 minutes from downtown, and the city bus service offers an Airport Flyer route that makes a circuit through downtown. The stop at 6th and Brazos is just one block from the Enthought office. The bus is an especially good option for the return trip to the airport since the stop is so close to the office. The return cost is just $1 for the 20 minute ride. The ride into town takes considerably longer because of numerous stops and costs about $3. Listed below are additional transportation options:


If you have further questions regarding travel information, we'd be happy to help you. Please contact us at 512.536.1057 or write to us at info@enthought.com.