This is weekly time we set aside to work on those projects Python-related and otherwise and just happen to do them with other people. Some people are even known for bringing in projects and homework from school that is information or computer science related. If you're running into problems and Internet message boards aren't doing it for you, this night usually does help. Another option some people go for is just hanging out, which you are more than welcome to do! That is even if your idea of hanging out is working on your laptop with people around and no pressure to interact with them at all beyond a "hello."
Laptops are encouraged though Makerspace Urbana has some desktops that run Ubuntu that we can hook you up with.