Get new and experienced Python developers to connect, come up with and work on interesting projects.
Taking lead from the Ruby group in Toronto, a good format is likely:
Each hack night, anyone who wants to lead a project can write their idea on the whiteboard, and spend 5-10 minutes describing what they want to work on. Anyone attending can join up with any of the leaders, and we'll break into 4-5 groups each working on a cool, interesting problem.
Here's the structure we'll be working with for each Hack Night:
6:30 - 7:00 - Leaders present their ideas for projects to work on
7:00 - 9:30 - Break into groups, work on projects
9:30 - 10:00 - Each group takes 5-10 minutes to present what they worked on and interesting things they learned or discovered.
We're going to focus on teaming up newer Python developers with more experienced devs. Developers of any skill level are welcome to attend.
If you're interested in leading a project, come in with your ideas and be ready to describe why you think it would be a cool learning opportunity for Python developers.