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.

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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

Weekly Dojos

We meet most Thursday evenings:

  • from around 6pm
  • at Smokehouse Brewing Company,
  • 1130 Dublin Road, Columbus

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.

Smokehouse Brewing Company
1130 Dublin Rd
Columbus, OH 43215
map (was formerly Barley's Smokehouse)

  • When you arrive, ask the greeter to seat you in the back with the Python folks.
  • Please bring your laptop and power supply. Power strips will be available.
  • Smokehouse Brewing closes at 9:00 p.m. so we need to pay our bills by then. We will need to be out of the building by 9:30 p.m.

November Monthly Meeting

November 27, 2023, 6:00 p.m.

Physical Meeting

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

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 presentations:

Travis Burke

Travis Burke will be presenting a talk on Poetry, a new virtual environment and dependency management tool.

Dependency management in python can be a messy job. A great tool that can help with that (and more) is Poetry. I'll show why you should consider using it even if they don't intend to publish their work, how to set up a project with it, and some tips and directions to the right resources to help out.

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.

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