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

October 2020: TechFest preparation

October 14, 2020

Online Meeting

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.

Topic: TechFest brainstorm

Every year, professional and amateur organizations in the Dayton area dealing with science and technology put on TechFest, a sort of reverse science fair… that is, grownups put together cool demos for kids to enjoy. And, every year, DDL teams up with DLUG to put on a really good show and have some fun.

TechFest comes in February but applications are due at the end of October, so now is the perfect time to get together, figure out what we want to do, and start some exploratory hacking.

Here’s the information we have from TechFest’s organizers:

Due to Covid-19, the TechFest Committee has decided to hold a virtual event for 2021. We hope you will join us on February 13-14, 2021, as a virtual exhibitor! Exhibitors will be able to create a virtual exhibit booth to share their STEM experiences with our virtual attendees! The TechFest 2021 Exhibitor Application will open on September 21, 2020 and will close on October 31, 2020. 

Virtual Exhibit Booths can fall into one of the following categories:

- STEM Activity - Conduct an activity for others to follow along at home.

- Demonstration - Share an exciting demonstration to help others learn about a STEM concept.

- Informational - Share the history of an artifact, inventor, etc.

Virtual booths will take place as pre-recorded video/media. In that video, you will have 10 minutes to share your activity, experiment, or information and then also share the URL with the audience.  We are also planning to include a link for each vendor in case “attendees” are interested and learning more.  This is where I could envision people accessing your URL. 

As usual, bring your grab bag of questions, thoughts, news, and projects to throw in the soup. We always have a good discussion.

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 (?).

We are moving from our old home on Zoom to Discord!

Join our Discord channel

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

PyFri notebooks

Some Jupyter notebooks from our Friday sessions are posted at https://github.com/dayton-dynamic/pyfri

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.


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 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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