Day 5 of training class. This is perhaps the best student I have ever had. He asks the right questions, wants to experiment with what he has learned, and is very aware of what he needs to know, and what he does not, in order to do his job when he gets back. I need more students like this. Day 5 usually ends up being "let's get through this as fast as possible and get out early", but this guy wants to use the available time to the best benefit, and really learn this stuff.
Additionally, he's helped me improve my course, by pointing out all the places where examples would be useful, and he really wants to work through the examples.
Unfortunately, I have only one student this time around, so we really done even break even. But it's been a valuable class for me, and, I hope, for him. In fact, I've even learned some things in this process.
Meanwhile, I'm almost ready to send in my presentation for the OReilly conference. I'm sure I'll end up modifying it futher before I actually get there and give the talk, but I have to have them in by the 10th, which is Monday. Which gives me just a few more hours to work on this.