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Do you know of any web-based university course that is entirely Mathematica based?

What is the best Mathematica tutorial for young people?

http://www.wolfram.com/training/courses/

I want to introduce my 24 year old step-son to Mathematica. I have an agenda in this. I'd like to lure him into the "family" business and view Mathematica skills and the kind of thinking and problem solving that they foster as essential.

Tutoring or instructing him myself just brings far too many family dynamics into play.

So, does anyone know of any Mathematica "bootcamps", like the intensive bootcamps for Python or Web development? I'd welcome either courses locally in the NYC area, residential courses in other parts of the U.S., or even a comprehensive on-line course.

He'll learn best with some structure and human interaction (even if on-line), so just handing him Leonid's book won't solve the problem.

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    $\begingroup$ This is an interesting question. MOOC's are offered which highlight and rely on MatLab as well as other Math/Programming implementations. A MOOC that relies on and highlights Mathematica would be a good thing! $\endgroup$ – Joseph Oct 7 '15 at 13:20
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    $\begingroup$ So you're basically doing Manipulate[son]. Nice :) Hope it will work! $\endgroup$ – Dr. belisarius Oct 7 '15 at 16:08
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    $\begingroup$ @belisariusisforth -- I think of it as a custom function: Nudge[son] ;-) $\endgroup$ – Jagra Oct 7 '15 at 16:32
  • $\begingroup$ @Jagra nice idea - keep on polluting the global namespace rather than putting it in a package :-) $\endgroup$ – dr.blochwave Oct 7 '15 at 19:58
  • $\begingroup$ I found this a while ago: Sabio Academy. I am not sure about their online course offerings but maybe it is a start? Personally I am appalled when MOOCs like Coursera force me to use (and therefore learn) tools like MatLab or Octave or R or what have you in order to enroll in their course. To me learning a similar (and maybe even inferior?) tool is a clear no-go right there, as that to me seems a clear waste of time and effort (I am a practioner, not a programmer). Why not at least allow the tool somebody is most comfortable with? $\endgroup$ – gwr Oct 8 '15 at 13:57

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