What we're about

The Python language is a rarity in the software industry: accessible to almost everyone, versatile across application domains and generally a joy with which to work. While enjoying Python alone is beneficial, PyRVA (https://pyrva.org) believes that Python is best enjoyed in the company of others. We're busy organizing talks, hackathons, workshops and more to help build up the Python community here in Richmond. Ideas are welcome.

Follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/PyRVA) and GitHub (http://github.com/PyRVA).

PyRVA (http://www.pyrva.org/) follows the PSF Code of Conduct located here: https://www.python.org/psf/codeofconduct/

Upcoming events (4+)

Monthly Coding Night

Online event

This is a placeholder event so you know when to plan to be there.

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PyRVA Meets twice a month. Feel free to come early and ask questions or just hang out. After each meeting, we will generally hang out for a bit and can also answer any questions at that time.

Lecture Night: 2nd Wednesday of the month
We bring speakers in from around the country to teach us something new about Python. You'll be able to ask the speaker(s) any questions you have on the topic.
Let us know if you would like to present at a future meeting! https://forms.gle/q8w3xziArWjud5f67

Coding Night: 4th Thursday of the month
Here you will find the Python challenge problems and projects that we will solve together in small groups. Please contact an organizer if you're interested in proposing a project or topic.

Faking It: The value of fake/realistic data in testing

Online event

Testing your code is an important skill to develop. Often, test cases are written with static data which shows expected cases. Wouldn't it be great if there was a way to generate data that would look or act the way we need it to?

Using the faker library, we can easily generate fake but realistic data.

This works for acceptance testing an API, performance testing, or generating large datasets safe for use in any environment. Learn to fake it with Python’s faker!

Join us in September, when Daniel Furman will help you level up your testing skills with fake data!

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PyRVA Meets twice a month. Feel free to come early and ask questions or just hang out. After each meeting, we will generally hang out for a bit and can also answer any questions at that time.

Lecture Night: 2nd Wednesday of the month
We bring speakers in from around the country to teach us something new about Python. You'll be able to ask the speaker(s) any questions you have on the topic.
Let us know if you would like to present at a future meeting! https://forms.gle/q8w3xziArWjud5f67

Coding Night: 4th Thursday of the month
Here you will find the Python challenge problems and projects that we will solve together in small groups. Please contact an organizer if you're interested in proposing a project or topic.

Monthly Coding Night

Online event

This is a placeholder event so you know when to plan to be there.

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PyRVA Meets twice a month. Feel free to come early and ask questions or just hang out. After each meeting, we will generally hang out for a bit and can also answer any questions at that time.

Lecture Night: 2nd Wednesday of the month
We bring speakers in from around the country to teach us something new about Python. You'll be able to ask the speaker(s) any questions you have on the topic.
Let us know if you would like to present at a future meeting! https://forms.gle/q8w3xziArWjud5f67

Coding Night: 4th Thursday of the month
Here you will find the Python challenge problems and projects that we will solve together in small groups. Please contact an organizer if you're interested in proposing a project or topic.

Monthly Lecture Night

Online event

This is a placeholder event so you know when to plan to be there.

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PyRVA Meets twice a month. Feel free to come early and ask questions or just hang out. After each meeting, we will generally hang out for a bit and can also answer any questions at that time.

Lecture Night: 2nd Wednesday of the month
We bring speakers in from around the country to teach us something new about Python. You'll be able to ask the speaker(s) any questions you have on the topic.
Let us know if you would like to present at a future meeting! https://forms.gle/q8w3xziArWjud5f67

Coding Night: 4th Thursday of the month
Here you will find the Python challenge problems and projects that we will solve together in small groups. Please contact an organizer if you're interested in proposing a project or topic.

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