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Welcome! Boston Python is one of the largest local Python user groups in the world. Meet other local Python developers, learners, employers (https://www.meetup.com/bostonpython/sponsors/), and enthusiasts of all kinds. All skill levels are welcome: if you are interested in Python, we are interested in you! We have a code of conduct (https://about.bostonpython.com/code-of-conduct) to ensure that everyone stays happy and productive.

We have great regular events:

Monthly presentation series: these are longish presentations (about an hour) about topics of interest to the community. Often we also have lightning talks (5-15 minutes) also. If you have something you'd like to share with everyone, drop a line to the organizers!

Monthly informal project nights: these are a chance to sit down with other Python developers of all experience levels to push your project forward, get help with a particular trouble spot, share expertise, or do whatever else you like.

In addition to meeting face-to-face, we have a few other ways to stay connected:

• Slack: https://about.bostonpython.com/slack

• Twitter as @bostonpython

Job postings on the Meetup.com mailing list are OK, as long as they meet the Job Posting Requirements (https://about.bostonpython.com/jobs).

If you'd like to help financially, you can make a tax-deductible contribution at donate.bostonpython.com. (http://donate.bostonpython.com)

Upcoming events (4+)

Monday office hour

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Unstructured Zoom office hours! Drop in to ask questions, or help people, or just chat. Any topic or expertise level is fine!

You can add topics or questions to the #office-hour Slack channel ahead of time but you don't have to: https://bostonpython.slack.com/archives/C02V2C7U3D3

We might change the pace, timing, or structure over time. We're trying things out to see what works.

Book Discussion Group

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Boston Python is happy to announce the formation of a book discussion group. The first book to be reviewed will be Python Testing with pytest by Brian Okken. This is the book's second edition, which has expanded from 7 to 16 chapters. Regardless of where you are at with your testing knowledge, this group should allow you to challenge your paradigms.
The discussion will be held online through Zoom meetings. For planning purposes, an initial gathering will occur on Aug 8th, 7:30 PM eastern. At that meeting, in addition to basic welcoming and discussion of the scope of this endeavor, the book's first chapter will be covered. This includes setting up your system with a virtual environment and installing the book's demo software. The meeting will be timeboxed to 90 minutes.

What will the meetings look like? First off, the group size will be kept small. If we have a large number of participants, breakout rooms will be used to keep the group size between 4 and 7. This means that volunteers will be needed to facilitate the review of the material in each breakout room. A facilitator will demonstrate the code included in the book and help to ensure the breakout room stays on track. It may be necessary to appoint a timekeeper in each room to keep the discussion moving. At the end of each evening, we will all jump back into one big room and have information shared about review exercises from the book.

So what is expected of participants? Get the book and read the chapters before the meeting. Please bring your questions and experiences as they relate to the week's topic. Volunteer to help out when you can, we are all learning, and these are small groups. Remember, this event is covered by the code of conduct.

FAQ

How can I help? Volunteer to facilitate some sessions, read in advance and ask and answer questions. A signup sheet will be available at the first meeting.
What if I cannot make all the meetings? Ensure you have read and understood all the previous chapters before the next get-together. Shout on slack; maybe someone who attended the meeting can meet separately with you.
Hardcopy or PDF? Personally, I like to write in books, so I recommend hard copy, but the book is available in PDF format.

Monday office hour

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Unstructured Zoom office hours! Drop in to ask questions, or help people, or just chat. Any topic or expertise level is fine!

You can add topics or questions to the #office-hour Slack channel ahead of time but you don't have to: https://bostonpython.slack.com/archives/C02V2C7U3D3

We might change the pace, timing, or structure over time. We're trying things out to see what works.

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Monday office hour

Link visible for attendees

Unstructured Zoom office hours! Drop in to ask questions, or help people, or just chat. Any topic or expertise level is fine!

You can add topics or questions to the #office-hour Slack channel ahead of time but you don't have to: https://bostonpython.slack.com/archives/C02V2C7U3D3

We might change the pace, timing, or structure over time. We're trying things out to see what works.

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