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 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:
Microsoft New England Research & Development Center (NERD)
A handful of talks, sponsored by DataRobot (https://www.datarobot.com/)!
Yuan Cao, Accumulator Generator in Python
I explore functional programming solutions in Python to Paul Graham's challenge: "Write a function foo that takes a number n and returns a function that takes a number i, and returns n incremented by i."
Paul Ganssle, Recurrence rules in dateutil
Expressing recurring events is complicated - "the third Monday in January", "15 past the hour between 9 and 5", "the end of the month", but RFC 5545 is here to provide you with a standard way to do so! This talk will cover a few of the ways you can express recurring events using RFC 5545 and specifically dateutil's rrule module.
Zags Zagorsky, Passing by Reference in Python: Avoiding Bizarre Bugs
About once a year, I stare at a piece of Python code doing something that makes absolutely no sense; the code runs fine, but the output is totally wrong. Every time, this is a passing by reference bug. In this talk, we'll go through what passing by reference is (all the way down to it's underpinnings in C), how to use it well, and common pitfalls to avoid in Python.