Today and tomorrow the Indianapolis Python Workshop is running. From the website, "The Indianapolis Python Workshop for women and their friends is a free, hands-on, beginners' introduction to computer programming." This event was inspired by a similar event in Boston.
I love this local effort to empower others by teaching Python. To show my support for the event, I'm running a promo on my Treading on Python. It will be discounted to $0 during the event as supplementary material.
For people local to the Rockies, the Utah Open Source Conference is coming up next month. In addition to many awesome talks, I'll be giving 2 three hour workshops on Beginning and Intermediate Python. Though not free, the low cost of the event is a great deal considering the quality and quantity of the presentations.