What we're about

For the moment, physical CamPUG meetings are suspended due to COVID-19.

Watch individual meeting announcements for virtual meetings.


We get together once a month to talk about anything related to the Python programming language (https://www.python.org/).

Anyone who is interested in Python is welcome, whatever your level of knowledge (we're very happy to help with questions from those just learning the language), and for whatever purpose you use it.

We normally meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 19:00 (7pm). The meeting page is updated with the URL for the video meeting at about 18:00 (6pm).

We have a Twitter account: @campython (https://twitter.com/campython).

We have a Slack workspace (https://join.slack.com/t/campug/shared_invite/enQtMzM2NjcwMzM2ODM2LTQyMmQ5MmVlZGMxMzBhOGQ0MTQ1ZGMyMTkzYjc1MWQzM2M2ZDViZDc5NDEyYmViY2QyNWJlMjg2ZTkwNzc3NjM) anyone can join. If that link doesn't work for you, please contact one of the organisers (currently just Tibs) and ask for access.

We have a code of conduct (https://github.com/campug/organisational/blob/master/CodeOfConduct.rst), which describes what is or is not acceptable behaviour of members (basically, be kind and considerate of others).

If you're trying to learn Python, or want to find out more, then we have a Learning Resources (https://github.com/campug/learning-resources) page. Please feel free to suggest changes to that, as it is intended to be something we try to keep up-to-date.

Upcoming events (1)

CamPUG: Visualising large datasets: everyone in the UK Census - event in 1-week!

This will be our ninth meeting of 2022. It's another virtual meeting, starting at 19:00 (7pm) on Tuesday 4th October.

Ian Thomas from Anaconda will give a talk:

Visualising large datasets requires care and specialised tools to understand both the big picture and the fine details. This talk uses Datashader to visualise the location and demographics of everyone in the UK. Expect beautiful plots and interesting things to learn about both the tools and the data.

This talk provides a simple introduction into the use of Datashader to visualise large datasets. Rather than using some esoteric or fabricated data, it uses UK Census data that is relevant to everyone who was in the UK for the 2011 Census as it includes them all.

The talk begins with static plots produced by Datashader showing the locations and some key demographics of the Census data. This is then extended through the use of HoloViews and Bokeh to provide a more interactive experience.
No prior knowledge of Datashader is necessary but a basic familiarity with Pandas and Jupyter will be helpful.


Zoom link provided on the day via email (enable email notifications for Meetup) and Zoom link added to Meetup 1 hour before the meeting starts on event page.

Zoom is configured to start muted and with video off - so feel free not to share video if you prefer not to. Speaker's video will be recorded, as Ian was unable to give his talk at PyCon UK, but we will not record attendees' video unless you explicitly wish to appear on camera during the Q&A.

There's no fixed time for stopping - we'll see how it goes.

Remember that everything we do must follow our code of conduct. Basically, be considerate to each other.

And lastly, feel free to join our slack group for general discussion before and after the meeting.

Past events (86)

CamPUG: Fish and Chips and Apache Kafka® -and- PyCon UK preview

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