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Python Project Night

Come work on Python projects, get programming help, help others, and hang out.

Bring your own project or work on one of the suggested projects below. Everyone is welcome, all skill levels are encouraged.

Friendly people will be here to help beginning Python programmers with language basics and practice.

Audience: Everyone! All Python experience levels are welcome, and everything is self-paced.

When: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Where: Braintree
Food: Pizza will be provided by Braintree

Things to bring: a wireless-enabled laptop and power cord.

Need some project ideas? How about:

Learning Python

• The official Python tutorial

• How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: Learning with Python

• An introduction to Python through writing games

• Learn Python the Hard Way


• If you contribute to an open source project that uses Python and want to help new contributors, let us know in a comment!

• Graphite, awesome monitoring.

•  making use of (requires that you bring an arduino and usb cable) 

• Help convert a package to python 3

• Want to learn a Python web framework? Check out the Django tutorial.


If you are interested in working on a specific topic, please leave a comment to let us know. Maybe we can find someone in advance who knows the topic!

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    Sorry I missed it. Had a situation occur at work. I tried to update my rsvp. Unfortunately, meetup was down yesterday for a few hours. Anyway, I'm going to make to the next one!!!

    February 28, 2014

  • Sheila M.

    Hi everyone, thanks for attending!

    Someone left behind a water bottle, and I put it on top of the cabinet in the kitchen. Let Adam or Ty know if it is yours. I have a picture of it on my phone and can share that if it helps jog your memory.

    1 · February 28, 2014

  • Corey H.

    Super helpful and Good People!

    February 28, 2014

  • Sheila M.

    Hi all,

    Braintree needs real first and last names for the security deask. Please answer the RSVP name question so that you have no trouble getting in.

    At the moment, dke84jg209wjkfw3, Todd, and stacie do not seem have shared names (unless those are the ones on your gov ID. in which case, no worries).

    February 23, 2014

    • Sheila M.

      Todd and stacie, don't forget to update your answer to the RSVP question so that you don't have a problem getting in.

      February 27, 2014

  • nicolai s.

    This will be fun

    February 26, 2014

  • Nicholas B.

    I just realized I'll be out of town, oops!

    February 26, 2014

  • Jim C.

    A friend who I barely ever get to see is having people over on Thursday, so I'm going to have to decline. I'm pretty sure that dke84jg209wjkfw3 will still be going, though. Have fun, dke84jg209wjkfw3!! : )

    February 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wait, what are we doing again?

    February 23, 2014

    • Sheila M.

      Braintree is giving us a place to hang out and work on python projects. Some people have volunteered to help with beginners to answer questions, and we'll have some tables set aside for a beginner area. We will also have tables for people who would like to work on their own projects.

      February 23, 2014

  • Margie C.

    ChicagoPythonistas Meetup Board,

    If interested - join the CME and OpenStack this Thursday at 7 p.m. to discuss the differences between object and block storage as well as walk through a technical dive into Cinder, OpenStack's block storage project. OpenStack was built with Python.


    February 18, 2014

  • Khaja S.

    I need help to develop online membership maintenance system for non profit organization from scratch.

    February 12, 2014

  • Sheila M.

    Jason might not be able to make it with his box of servos and robot parts, so I've changed the description to only mention BreakfastSerial. If I pick up a box of parts from Jason, I'll update in the comments.

    I'd definitely like it if we have people doing hardware projects at events, so I want to encourage folks to bring their arduinos, raspberry pi or beagle boards, ...

    I know many pythonistas who enjoy these.

    February 5, 2014

    • Mason

      ssh has a few arduinos we could lend if people want to mess with them, and if I can get the 3d printer working to print off a case I can bring my personal Udoo and/or Cubieboard. We don't really have much of anything in the way of interesting shields for them, though.

      February 5, 2014

    • Sheila M.

      Thanks, I might email you closer to the event. I bet some people have never done a "hello world" activity with an arduino, and getting everything setup for that could be a start for doing more at future project nights. If I can find it, I have a teensy somewhere.

      February 5, 2014

  • Nicholas B.

    Thanks for starting this, Sheila! Please count me in to be a greeter, a helper, a teacher, a hauler of trash out at the end, and in general available to help with planning this.

    2 · January 31, 2014

    • Sheila M.

      Thanks! I also would like to give credit to Aeva and Asheesh for getting things started.

      January 31, 2014

  • Sheila M.

    Tentative date is February 27.

    January 31, 2014

  • Sheila M.

    There is some interest in doing graphite development

    January 29, 2014

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