September Newsletter

Mon 08 September 2014 by David Fischer

Howdy Pythonistas,

We can now raffle off licenses of PyCharm Professional at many of our meetups! JetBrains, the maker of PyCharm is generously sponsoring our group through awarding a license for each meetup with more than 30 attendees.

Upcoming events

Intro to Python workshop (
San Diego Python and San Diego PyLadies are planning an Intro to Python workshop on Saturday September 20 (that's less than 2 weeks away) open to folks of all Python skill levels. We will be hosting a few special guests at this OpenHatch-affiliated event. For information on past PythonSD workshops, see our website.

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.

San Diego Python monthly meetup (
Our regular monthly meetup will be held at the Ansir Innovation Center on Thursday September 25. We are doing 5 minute lightning talks. If you are interested in speaking, please contact us.

Django BarCamp (
Django BarCamp is a user generated conference for Django enthusiasts. The conference is in San Francisco but the price is definitely right and all proceeds go the Django Software Foundation.


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.

Python developer (email)
California Global Innovation Exchange, Inc. (CAGIX) is a Los Angeles based company building a funding platform focused on raising funds for Cleantech focused companies. We're looking to hire a full-time engineer located on the west-coast, preferably between San Diego and Los Angeles area. Must have experience with Python web development, preferably Django. Experience working with Linux, Apache, and MySQL also desirable.


Presentation videos (
Presentations from the July and August Monthly meetups are available on San Diego Python's YouTube channel. The presentation materials for our meetups are available in our presentations repository.


Would you like to see your job opening on our newsletter that reaches over 600 local Python developers? Send it to us. 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.