November topic: Cheating at Worlde with Python

Would you like to experience Wordle as the pure intellectual exercise it was meant to be… or would you rather use your computer’s power to take all the challenge out of it?

Us, too! It turns out to be a fun programming puzzle that gives us a chance to review basic object-oriented Python as well as some more advanced topics, like

  • The walrus operator :=
  • Magic methods
  • Match/case
  • Enums
  • Sets
  • Deques
  • Type annotations

code repo

We can branch out to discuss more instances of cheating, too, like the famous recent chess cheating scandal.

Let’s also discuss…

  • PyDay

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,, and click on the General voice chat link. You may need to install the Discord desktop app rather than just using the web interface.