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Hack on your project with other Pythonistas on SFpython's Project Night

The SF Python meetup is always looking for ways to welcome Pythonistas into the Python community in the Bay Area. We’d like to announce the first Project Night - an opportunity to come work on your Python related projects, get programming help, and welcome newcomers to the Python community. We’ll have mentors available to answer your questions. Pizza, beverages, power and WiFi will be provided by our facility host Adroll.


Who should attend?

  • New to Python and want to work with other Pythonistas

  • Experienced devs who want to hack on your work, personal or open-source projects

  • Experienced devs who want to mentor others (please sign-up here)


The plan:

6:30p  Welcome remarks

6:35p  Introductions: tell us about your project and/or the kind of help you seek

6:45p  Make yourself comfortable and start hacking

9:30p  Wrap up


Example of projects to hack on:

  • Personal side projects - your web application or personal learning project

  • Open source projects  - work on open issues or recruit developers for your project

  • Work projects - work on anything you like and bounce ideas around


P.S.  If you are new to Python, we’ll have sample projects to tackle, or you might consider:


Feel free to reach out to one of us in the leadership team with questions and suggestions.  Looking forward to meeting you!


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  • alexandra D.

    Hey! Does anyone here know or knows someone who is working with geodjango?

    July 2, 2013

  • Arthur W.

    Good. Definitely recommend to others who, like myself, are just starting out, learning and exploring python.

    June 26, 2013

  • James A.

    Excellent event! I was impressed by the relatively large number of mentors that tutored across a variety of topics. It seemed like most (if not all) attendees learned something they could take back to their projects. That says a lot about the Python community.

    In the future it might be good to have a way to (publicly) suggest and vote up topics prior to the event. That way potential mentors (or even just people coming up to speed) could see how much demand there is for their area of expertise or interest. Hopefully if people see there is demand for something they know they are even more likely to volunteer to help out in that area.

    See everyone next time. :)

    June 25, 2013

  • Oren S.

    Great tutorial from Aaron on unit testing

    June 25, 2013

    • Silas B.

      Part of the unit testing session too, learned some great stuff I wouldn't have expected to!

      June 25, 2013

    • James A.

      +1 . Aaron did a great job! The flow of the tutorial was well thought out. He also delivered it in a relaxed and interactive style that ensured everyone had a good grasp of the material.

      June 25, 2013

  • Randall D.

    Good meetup! Was nice to meet everyone. There was a decent mix of beginners and more advanced Pythonistas.

    Will enjoy coming back for future events :)

    June 25, 2013

  • A W

    Super beginner friendly! Very helpful mentors. Two months are long wait for the next meetup like this. Hope that it can be more frequent. It will also be great if you can add day-long workshops similar to those organized by Railsbridge for ruby-on-rails.

    June 25, 2013

  • alexandra D.

    Excellent for beginners! Amazing organization with interaction between experienced hackers and beginners. Really helpful, Congratulations! Looking forward for the next one!

    1 · June 25, 2013

  • Will

    Any python beginners, we could use crawlers to help out in the Google Reader archiving effort:

    ArchiveTeam needs YOUR HELP in saving Google Reader's cached data[0]. Right now we mainly need ***URLS to feeds (RSS, Atom, etc)***, which come from crawling sites to get usernames lists and topic lists (newline separated), and from anyone with access to crawled information (also anyone at Google or other companies/organizations that would have web crawled data). Lists of urls can be submitted[2] and also OPML files[2], and lists of keywords that are important to people (please put "querylist" in the titles of those files)[2]. Sites looking to replace Google Reader should have an interest in the cached data since they can then offer that to their users as a feature. Please tell anyone you think would be interested in the ArchiveTeam Google Reader effort!! More information in #donereading on EFnet

    June 25, 2013

  • sonja

    This was great. Please have this, like, once a week.

    When you're matching people with mentors though, you should not match people tournament style (the most knowledge with the least knoledge) you should match two people - one who has just a little bit more knowledge on the subject with someone who has just a little bit less.

    June 25, 2013

  • Inna G.

    extremely useful

    June 25, 2013

  • Gabriel R.

    This event was great!

    June 24, 2013

  • Stefan M.

    Thank you Grace and Hy for organizing such a great event. Everyone I met was really friendly and helpful and supportive. I was especially happy when Simeon Franklin examined the error messages in my Django project and helped me properly connect Apache to the the debugger in PyDev!

    June 24, 2013

  • Sushma

    This was a great event. What was incredibly helpful was there there were different sections (install/learn/web/etc) and there were people going around answering questions and people also gave an intro on their project or what they wanted to teach someone about and see if other people were interested. There was definite structure to this which is helpful, whether you're a newbie or an experienced programmer. I'd highly recommend this event!

    2 · June 24, 2013

  • Chris S.

    Sadly, I wasn't able to make this, but will be looking forward to the next one. Am working with Pandas and visualization. Not quite novie but not quite exoert either.

    June 24, 2013

  • Santiago Suarez O.

    Sorry, I'm dealing with a bit of a production situation at work. Gonna have to skip it :,(

    June 24, 2013

  • Marcio D.

    Sorry, car problem on way to the meeting.

    June 24, 2013

  • Aman A.

    Hi I am running late. Will I have any problems getting in?

    June 24, 2013

  • Shiri

    anyone interested in Natural Language Tool Kit and general text processing applications?

    1 · June 23, 2013

    • Oren S.

      Yes I'm interested

      June 24, 2013

    • Shiri

      I was hoping to find NLTK experts with this question (not one myself) - perhaps the organizers can help? i've been following­ to learn both nltk and python at the same time. I am most familiar with matlab so confused by the wild, wonderful and untamed world of python syntax and data types ;)

      June 24, 2013

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    June 24, 2013

  • Katerina Grelle H.

    Sounds like fun!

    June 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry. Work event!

    June 23, 2013

  • Tikeswar N.

    Anyone wants to carpool from Sunnyvale / Mountain View? I will share the cost (gas / parking / ...). Please let me know ([masked]).

    June 21, 2013

  • Ned D.

    Want to hack on Python itself? Perhaps help push along a languishing bug fix ( Improve the documentation? Polish a new feature (for the upcoming Python 3.4)? Take a look at and come prepared! I'll be available at the meetup to help answer your questions about python-dev (cPython, in particular) and try to point you in the right directions.

    June 21, 2013

  • Steve P.

    Is there secure bicycle parking in the vicinity? I found only some parking meters in Street View on Google Maps, and after dark I would be hesitant to leave my trusty steed out in the open.

    June 13, 2013

    • Grace L.

      Steve, Adroll has a bike room that can accommodate your bike :-)

      1 · June 14, 2013

  • dcsan

    Game rest api app

    June 14, 2013

  • Ian Z.


    June 13, 2013

  • Vivek

    Any one hacking on celery/django to solve problems in operations? I would be interested in parterning. Please let me know. Thanks

    June 13, 2013

  • Lisa B.

    Oh darn, next time!

    June 13, 2013

  • Gabriel R.

    Can't wait! Could I peer-program with someone?

    1 · June 13, 2013

  • Dennis W.

    anyone want to do some computer vision or machine learning?

    2 · June 13, 2013

  • Joachim L.

    anyone hacking/using the sleekXMPP library

    June 13, 2013

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