What we're about

This group is about the Python programming language and its applications. At events we will provide time and space for people in the community to connect. We will have talks on web development frameworks like Django, Flask, and FastAPI. We will also have speakers share their experience using libraries for data science (Pandas, NumPy) and machine learning (Keras, PyTorch).

Everyone from absolute beginners to experts are welcome to join!

We do not plan on charging members of this group and fees or dues.

This group is organized by the community and not currently associated with any business. We are open to having sponsors provide space and food, so please reach out! We do aim to be aligned with the Python Software Foundation Code of Conduct https://www.python.org/psf/conduct/ .

Upcoming events (2)

Tech Talks @ Kiva Cowork

Kiva Cowork: State St.

Are you interested in learning Python to expand your skill set or grow a business? Join Santa Barbara's local tech community for networking and presentations on the world's most popular programming language!

This event will consist of tech talks. We will post the speakers as a comment below as we get closer to the event. We are looking for two 15-20min speakers who would like to share something cool that they are working on (ideally Python related but we are flexible). If you would like to share something, either at this event or an upcoming event, please email us at [masked] or comment below!

Here are some example talks from past events to give you some ideas:

  • Monoliths, why companies build them, and what to do when they outlive their usefulness (a.k.a. decomposing the monolith), 15-20 min (Daniel Duke)
  • Contributing to open source, 15-20 min (Aman Karmani)
  • Techniques I've learned from over a decade of writing Python (Bryce Boe)
  • Tech speed networking (Julianne Walsh)
  • Django for simple projects or running a business (Sophia Gigliotti)
  • A scalable, developer-friendly backend (Chad Spensky)
  • How to integrate Jupyter Notebooks into your workflow (Lars M)

We will have some time at the end if anyone else has anything they would like to share, so please come prepared! Everyone from absolute beginners to experts are welcome to join.

DIRECTIONS: This event will be held at Kiva Cowork's State Street location downtown. Both the front and back doors should be open, and the gate in the back will be propped open.

Social w/ PyData SLO

SLO Brew Rock

  • Our first event outside of the Santa Barbara area, we'll be co-hosting a social / happy hour Friday, April 14th[masked] at SLO Brew Rock (note: their happy hour is 3-6 pm, so if you get there 530 - 6 you get hh prices).
  • There will be time to announce things (job opp) and share work lighting style midway. This is also a great way for us to learn what we're all up to, and then set a lineup up of talks from the community. Hope to see you there!
  • Thanks to PyData SLO for collaborating! Our favorite events have been collabs (SBWiSTEM / R-Ladies) and we are always looking to team up. PyData is really cool and different from the PSF which sponsors Central Coast Python. You can RSVP on our event or theirs (we cross-posted), either is okay!


Past events (16)

Tech Talks @ Jackpocket