July topic: Taming Google Drive with Python

Cloud storage providers generally offer an ample amount of storage space to individual users for free. Well, it’s ample until you run out. And, using the provided web interface, it can be surprisingly tricky to get a handle on what all is actually in there - what is hogging the space.

Catherine is facing the choice of paying $2/month for more storage, or taking on a new Python project to understand and manage her Google Drive. Is that even a choice? So she’ll take you through her project. The star of the show is PyDrive, but the work also features jsonlines, cmd2, and some general Python goodness.

After-meeting notes

Innovation Hub - not Brixx!

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.