The Central Ohio Python User's Group

About Us

We are a friendly and enthusiastic group of Central Ohio Pythonistas. We meet most Thursday evenings for informal dojos, occasionally for lunch on various days of the week, and have a monthly meeting usually on the last Monday of the month. To have lunch at your favorite place, announce the time and place on the mailing list.

After our monthly meetings we like to adjourn to some nearby eatery to enjoy good food, good drinks, and good conversation.

Visit us on meetup.com

We have code on our github repository, especially of challenges where people solved problems using Python in very different ways.

Monthly Meetings

Usually on last Monday of each month.

  • 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm: eat, socialize
  • 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm: announcements and introductions then presentations
  • 8:00 pm hard stop for presentations
  • 8:00 pm adjourn to some nearby eatery

Looking for Presenters

We are looking for presenters. What presentation would you like to give? Please tell us here in this form.

Weekly Dojos

We meet most Thursday evenings:

Dojos are informal Python group study sessions where everyone interested in Python gathers to learn about Python, help others with Python, or just hang out. Everyone interested in Python from complete beginners, to experts, and everyone in between are welcome to the Dojos. Bring your Python questions and problems. Digressions from Python are common.

The Historic Trolley District: East Market (starting in 2024)
212 Kelton Ave, Columbus, OH 43205
https://eastmarketcolumbus.com/
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  • Please bring your laptop and power supply. Power strips will be available.

February Monthly Meeting

February 26, 2024, 6:00 p.m.

Physical Meeting

Improving has graciously offered to host our meeting at their office in Easton.

Improving
One Easton Oval, Suite 175
Columbus, OH 43219

We meet in person at Improving for the socializing and schmoozing, announcements and presentation(s).

This month's presentation:

Neil Ludban

MicroPython and [Raspberry] Pi Pico Evaluating Features and Performance (Can it replace Arduino?)

Python on a $4 microcontroller sounds promising - but how good is it? Make a list of features to test, attempt some quick demos starting from the official examples, measure performance, investigate where slow. From blinking an LED with GPIO to an interrupt driven quadrature decoder, this presentation covers the process of evaluating MicroPython on the pi pico focusing on performance and developer effort.

Github repository for presentation: https://github.com/nludban/micropython-pico-presentations

We meet on the last Monday of most months. Presentations are given by members and friends of this group. If you would like to do a presentation (small or large) on a Python topic, please contact John Cassidy.

Meetup Website Meeting Link