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/
(Or Rage Against the State Machines of Loving Grace)
Here’s one of those terms that Real Computer Science people toss around casually that makes the rest of us feel intimidated. But they don’t have to be! We actually all program state machines without even realizing it. By doing it a little more consciously, and optionally using a library designed for them, you can make your code cleaner and more explicit.
State machines (or Finite State Machines) are a cross-language concept, but we’ll use the Python transitions library to demonstrate them.
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.
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.