Whether you are an expert Python developer or just learning how to program, this is a group for those of us that want to meet with like minded people who are into programming with the Python language and don't have the time or inclination to be driving out to LA, Orange county, or San Diego just to meet for a few hours.
This is a group to share what you are doing with Python, to learn about topics related to the language, and to get help from others if you are stuck on something. Python is a very versatile programming language and it is used for a variety of applications and in a multitude of niche markets. From web development using Django, Flask, Pyramid, or CherryPy, to scripting other programs like Maya, Blender, FreeCAD or LibreOffice. From creating stand alone desktop applications for GIS applications or 3D printing, to rapidly developed utility applications for automated backup programs and web page scraping.
It can be quite surprising and inspirational when you find out what others have been doing with the Python language, and sharing and learning about Python in a loosely structured environment is what this group is about. So if you're into Python and are milling about in the IE (Temecula, Riverside, Redlands, Moreno Valley, San Bernardino, Ontario, Upland, Corona, Palm Springs, etc.), come and join us! We are currently meeting in Riverside on the third Tuesday of every month.
Dictionaries are a pretty versatile data structure in Python and can be used in a number of different programming situations, some of which you may have never even thought of. We will be discussing some of those places along with covering dictionary basics.
3D solid modeling isn't just for artists and engineers. With Python you can create 3-dimensional virtual objects too! This talk will demonstrate the basics of how to programmatically create 3D objects in OpenSCAD, Autodesk Fusion 360, and Blender, for use in gaming, 3D printing, or design.