August Newsletter

Sun 02 August 2015 by David Fischer


Udemy has made a special offer to our members. They have a new class entitled Python GUI Programming. The course is normally $79 but the first 50 people who use the coupon code "" would get free access to the course. They're hoping that by getting started on a free course that you become lifelong students. If you signup, please share about your experience. If we get a good group of folks taking the course, perhaps the Saturday study group could be a useful place to compare notes.

Upcoming events

Saturday study group (
San Diego PyLadies and SD Python are continuing the Saturday study group at the Ansir Innovation Center. The goal of the Saturday study group is to learn Python together in a collaborative environment. The study group is open to people of all skill levels and is particularly open to those new to Python. Bring a laptop!

Introduction to Interactive Programming with Python (coursera)
This excellent and fun course has just started again. Join Diane, Maggie, Rebecca, Alain, Eric, Gopal, Jaime, Juan, Kyle, Peter and many others at each Saturday Study Group (see above) as we take, or retake, this class. Sure, we'll improve our collection of python made video-games! Also we'll master the skills of interactive programming with python to the point of teaching others. You could be the next tutor in a Coding Class for teenagers at UCSD!

PyLadies Casual Study Group (
San Diego PyLadies are meeting at Eclipse Chocolat (not the usual location) on Tuesday August 11 at 6pm. Get some of the best chocolate in San Diego and learn some code. Whether you are interested in learning Python or a Python pro looking to keep your skills fresh with a friendly group of Ladies and supportive men, this is the group for you.

Monthly Meetup (
Our regular monthly meetup will be held at the Ansir Innovation Center on Thursday August 27 at 7pm. We are actively seeking speakers for five minute lightning talks. Please comment on the meetup if you're interested in speaking.

DjangoCon US (
DjangoCon will be in Austin this year from September 7-9. Financial aid is available. This year DjangoCon is run by a new nonprofit, the Django Events Foundation North America (DEFNA) which means lower prices and making the event more accessible to those who need it.

Django Girls Inland Empire workshop (
Django Girls, a non-profit that helps organize programming workshops for women, is holding a workshop for women who would like to learn to build websites at UC Riverside on December 4-5. Space is limited!


Software Developer (
The Division of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) in the Department of Medicine at UCSD is looking for a software developer who will will collaborate with other software developers to develop and maintain moderately-complex and complex applications, components, and frameworks used for the capture, analysis, management, and dissemination of large, heterogeneous biomedical databases.

Python Engineer (
Eastridge Workforce Solutions, a local provider of workforce management is looking for a Python engineer to join their team. The engineer will be responsible for designing and building modular applications and APIs. The only absolute requirement is expertise with (and a love for) Python.

Full Stack Developer (
Brightscope, a local financial analytics firm and big SD Python supporter is looking to hire a full stack Django developer to join their ever growing team. They are based in the UTC area.

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If you're into web development, you should check out the new edition of Two Scoops of Django by occasional SD Python attendees Danny Greenfeld and Audrey Roy Greenfeld.

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