December Newsletter

Thu 11 December 2014 by David Fischer

Hey Pythonistas,

Over the last year, you have helped San Diego Python grow from under 500 members to almost 800 members today. San Diego PyLadies has more than doubled in size to over 150 members. The meetups are better attended, and more importantly, more local developers are participating, speaking, working together and asking questions of their peers. Thanks to you our members!

Upcoming events

SD Python Casual Meetup (
This month's meetup which is replacing the usual monthly meetup will be on December 12 at Regent's Pizzeria. No talks are scheduled but there will be ample opportunity to chat with your fellow Pythonistas about your plans for the year ahead.

Saturday study group (
San Diego PyLadies and SD Python are continuing the Saturday study group at Pangea cafe. The goal of the Saturday study group is to learn Python together in a collaborative environment. Thanks to all that have been helping out and participating. It's been fun and helpful.

January Monthly Meetup (
For January's monthly meetup, Continuum Analytics, the makers of the popular scientific Python distribution Anaconda will be presenting. NanoImaging Services will be hosting and sponsoring the meetup which will be at the usual time but not the usual venue.


Software engineer (
BrightScope, a local financial information company in UTC, is looking for exceptional engineers to expand their development team. They are big Django users and big San Diego Python supporters.


FabLabSD has moved (
FabLabSD, San Diego's non-profit digital fabrication laboratory and education hub has moved from next to the Ansir Center to their new location at 14th and E in downtown.

Django One-Day Unconference (
In case you missed the Django One-Day Unconference last month sponsored by Brightscope or you wanted to review one of the great talks, much of the materials were posted to the meetup or are available in the presentations repository.


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The Python Software Foundation accepts donations on our behalf but there is no obligation to donate in order to highlight your posting here. Five dollars helps and $50 helps a lot. These donations entirely go toward paying for workshops such as March's Django TDD workshop and September's Intro to Python workshop. Also, we are on gittip if you're into that sort of thing.

Did you know that San Diego Python has a chat room? There are some nice folks happy to help or just chat in #sandiegopython on Freenode.