Welcome to DDL!

About Us

The Dayton Dynamic Language User Group is primarily focused on, as you can tell by the name, dynamic languages. If you’re interested in Ruby (including Rails), Python (including Django), PHP, Perl, Javascript, Scheme, Lisp, Smalltalk, etc, this is probably the place for you. We try not to talk specifically about things like C and Java, but there are no hard and fast rules (especially if you’re comparing them to a dynamic language).

The meetings are very informal. We usually don’t have any formal presentations, but people frequently show code that they’re working on. The flow of the meeting tends to meander, so if you’re interested in something specific, you should speak up! ).

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/

Upcoming Meetings

April 2020: Programming for kids: Scratch and blocks

April 08, 2020

Topic: Programming for kids: Scratch and blocks

How can you corrupt the youth in your life to our dissolute programming lifestyle? Try a block-based programming environment, like Scratch. The drag- and-drop interface is far less intimidating than a page of text, yet it incorporates all the same principles of programming, creating an easy on-ramp toward amateur or even professional programming.

We’ll mostly cover Scratch, the best-known block programming system based on Scheme, but also touch on systems based on JavaScript, Python, etc. You’ll leave prepared to indoctrinate your kids, niece/phews, godchildren, neighbors’ kids, girl scouts selling cookies, etc.

PyFri@WBI: Python self-study meetups

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’ll meet most Fridays at noon at the Wright Brothers Institute. Check meetup to make sure we’re meeting on a particular Friday.

Many people can’t make that time, so join our mailing list to discuss possible times for an alternative session.

PyFri goes virtual for COVID-19 season

PyFri is is moving to videochat format from mid-March 2020 to (?).

Jump on https://udayton.zoom.us/j/798060256 at noon on Friday (this Friday and following Fridays), chat about interesting Python problems or solutions, share your screen if you wish. 

Calendar link: https://calendar.google.com/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=NDZzamEwb2lhZzRkYjk0Zml2dDM4cjdwb2kgY2F0aGVyaW5lLmRldmxpbkBt&tmsrc=catherine.devlin%40gmail.com

Mailing list

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.

Location

New home!

We meet meet on the !2nd Wednesday of every month from !7pm to !9pm upstairs at Brixx Ice Company.

Map to Brixx

This lets us combine our customary after-meeting dinner with the meeting itself. Yum!

All Meetings

Dayton

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.

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