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/
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.
Have you ever wanted to feel like a VIP getting special favors?
Pretty much everybody needs to learn Python these days, and there are almost countless books and tutorials to get you introduced to it. Okay, but what next? How to go from “yes, I did the tutorial” to practical use of Python for actual projects - while continuing a gentle ramp-up from beginner status?
Al Sweigart is a Python teacher and author rightly famous for (among other things) his book Automate the Boring Stuff with Python. He’s now coming out with another book, Beyond the Basic Stuff With Python, that’s all about exactly those next steps. He draws on his experience with many real learners to bridge that gap between “can do Python in theory” and “can do Python in reality”. But it’s still only in preorder status!
OK, here’s where the special favors part comes in. I (Catherine) got an advanced copy! So let’s crack it open, see what it’s got, and answer the questions you know you have and the ones you didn’t know you had. Even I learned some stuff!
As usual, bring your grab bag of questions, thoughts, news, and projects in or about any language to throw in the soup. We always have a good discussion.
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 is is moving to videochat format from mid-March 2020 to (?).
We are moving from our old home on Zoom to Discord!
at noon on Fridays, click the General voice channel to join us. You may need to install the Discord desktop app rather than just relying on the web interface.
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 !7pm to !9pm upstairs at Brixx Ice Company.
This lets us combine our customary after-meeting dinner with the meeting itself. Yum!
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.