We’re a group of Dayton-area programmers who help each other learn how to
write in dynamic languages. We’re casual, inquisitive,
beginner-friendly, and include both professionals and amateurs.
We’re responsive and informal; if there’s a topic you’d like to present on or just like to see, we’ll probably be interested in it too!
We are a Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Dayton Microcomputer Association. See other DMA SIG meetings at [Meetup](http://www.meetup.com/Dayton-Microcomputer-Association-Meetup/
Our monthly meetings take place at Dayton’s Innovation Hub, but we also use the “General” voice channel of the PyFri Discord, so if you aren’t fully vaccinated or can’t make it downtown for any other reason, feel free to join us online.
Jupyter is a tool that combines code execution with
sophisticated presentation in environments like web
browsers. It’s usually seen among Python developers
but can be used with most languages. We’ve introduced
it before and used it in many meetings to demonstrate
code, but we’ve barely scratched the surface.
A huge array tools and extensions have been built around Jupyter to grow it into an ecosystem whose size lives up to its name. In fact, there’s an entire annual conference dedicated to the Jupyter ecosystem! So let’s probe more deeply
into this massive object of the Software System.
Happy Valentines’ Day!
We’ve begun to meet in the Innovation Hub,
a gorgeous new facility that’s part of the renovated Dayton Arcade complex.
Enter through the doors that face the Wright Stop Plaza bus hub.
Street parking is free in the evening. I usually park on Ludlow Street.
if for any reason coming downtown doesn’t work for you (for instance, you’ve been exposed to COVID, or you’ve converted yourself to purely digital format and now exist as a set of cloud-hosted algorithms), we’ll be online as well!
Join us at 7 PM EDT on the PyFri Discord channel, discord.gg/9SgTh3T, and click on the General voice chat link. You may need to install the Discord desktop app rather than just using the web interface.
time change to 2 PM
Together with Tec^Edge, we’re having an informal weekly lunchtime meeting for folks learning Python. No program, just come to share questions with each other, show off what you’ve been working on, and discuss. We meet most Fridays at 2 PM (changed from noon!), barring holidays.
For now, PyFri meets online in the “General” voice channel of the PyFri Discord. Once things are back to normal, we’ll return to meeting at the Wright Brothers Institute. Check meetup to make sure we’re meeting on a particular Friday.
Calendar link: https://calendar.google.com/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=NDZzamEwb2lhZzRkYjk0Zml2dDM4cjdwb2kgY2F0aGVyaW5lLmRldmxpbkBt&tmsrc=catherine.devlin%40gmail.com
Some Jupyter notebooks from our Friday sessions are posted at https://github.com/dayton-dynamic/pyfri
We have a mailing list that we use for occasional discussion, but usually just monthly meeting reminders. It’s extremely low traffic and definitely the best way to know what is going on with the group.
We meet meet on the !2nd Wednesday of every month from 7 to 9 pm at Dayton’s Innovation Hub
Dayton is home of the Dayton Microcomputer Association, one of the country’s oldest computer user groups. DMA serves as an umbrella group for a variety of Special Interest Groups like ours - see DMA’s meetup page.
The Dayton Tech Guide has links to a variety of resources in Dayton’s technical community.