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Weekly Office Hours (watch this page for weekly topic annoucnements)

  • Mar 19, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Due to PyCon and PyData, this week is a project week. No talk, no sprints.


NYC Python Meetup Office Hours (No recruiters, no hiring managers):

Every Tuesday evening, 6:30-10PM at Fancy Hands, 135 Grand Street, 10013


  • One hour tech talk (45 to 60 minutes). A different speaker and topic each week, not just Python. To suggest topics, comment on this meetup starting with "TOPIC SUGGESTION". Topic will be announced on the meetup page prior to the event.
  • Resume review, practice interviews, and career discussions/suggestions. A bunch of us are very experienced in these areas, and are more than happy to talk to you about your current skill set, the type of work you'd like to be doing, and ways to progress along your path. A trusted recruiter may be present on certain weeks, to give similar advice. There will be no solicitation of any kind. You must approach the recruiter and state that you want their assistance finding a job. S/he won't solicit you.
  • Random geeky fun: Bring your code and/or questions about any geeky topic, and there will most certainly be someone present who can help. To give us a heads-up that you're coming and need help in a particular area, comment here starting with "NEED HELP WITH X", for example: "NEED HELP WITH NGINX", "NEED HELP WITH DJANGO". The caps help me scrape this page automatically and send it to select people.


  • Hiring managers and recruiters are not allowed. Non-developer solicitors are not allowed. People attending to advertise their business is strictly prohibited. This event is only for developers. If however you are willing to hire (contract or employee status) a person new to the tech workforce (not for free, not an internship, for reasonable pay based on their experience and ability to learn) email me (strangest at comcast dot net) with a description of the skills you need. You'll be placed on the list of resume recipients. The subject should read "HIRING JUNIOR DEV". Resumes are never distributed without the prior consent of the developer.

Follow our twitter feed for updates: @NYCPythonMeetup . If Office Hours are full, we will make an effort to tweet this fact, so you can hang out nearby and pop in a bit later. The goal is to allow people to wander in and out, unlike a regular Meetup. If you get involved in conversation and it's crowded, feel free to take it to a local drinking establishment (we'll tweet your location so others can join you), and make room for people showing up for help.

Profuse thank-yous go to Jon Banafato of Fancy Hands ([masked]) for loaning us this space, and providing a small bit of pizza and beer during these events.

Thank you, and see you Tuesday night!

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  • @aaronchall

    I had a very good time with the group, we casually talked python and other open source software. I left the laptop at home so I could be more sociable. Keep in mind that there's a contribution box for the pizza and beer, if you want to help us keep this meetup sustainable, please look for it and donate to the cause! Also, I'm willing to do a Python best practices talk, within the scope of program structure, the built-ins, and the standard library, so if you're interested in that, (Gloria seems cool with it), sign up and leave a comment, and we'll look into setting up a venue. Here's the link to the proposed talk:

    March 20, 2013

    • @aaronchall

      Some folk at expressed interest in my Python best practices talk. They can host up to 100. I think doing a test run at Tuesday Office hours at Fancy Hands would be a good idea too. I don't think we should announce for signups until we have a date, though.

      March 22, 2013

    • Gloria W

      Your Fancy Hands talk will have to be scheduled out to about 4 weeks from now, we are solidly booked for the next three weeks. Let me know if this works, and it will be scheduled.

      March 22, 2013

  • Elizabeth W.

    Quite enjoyable. We're looking forward to to many more sessions.

    March 22, 2013

  • Elizabeth W.

    Elizabeth Wiethoff was at the meeting, too.

    We both enjoyed the meetup, but will have to miss the next 2.

    March 22, 2013

  • Emily C.

    Hi, I left a black duffle bag in the office. Is there a good time for me to pick it up wed morning? So sorry for the inconvenience...

    March 19, 2013

  • Ben W.

    An unexpected headache has me holding of till next week. Looking forward to visiting office hours then.

    1 · March 19, 2013

  • Gloria W

    Hi Emily, these office hours are for anyone who (1) wants to bring their own questions, (2) wants to bring a project and work on it with other developers and/or on a regular basis, or (3) people who want to hear the talk of that particular week, (4) people who want to offer a tech talk for a small group. On the other side of the same office at the same time is a weekly sprint, which is treated like a separate event.

    1 · March 17, 2013

  • Emily C.

    Are these office hours for people with specific questions or is there also room for us to work through tutorials? Thanks for the clarification!

    March 17, 2013

    • Paul T.

      I too would also like to know what these office hours are for. And since it is pycon should I wait until the next meet up?:-)

      1 · March 17, 2013

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