The Central Ohio Python User's Group

About Us

We are a friendly and enthusiastic group of Central Ohio Pythonistas. We meet most Thursday evenings for informal dojos, occasionally for lunch on various days of the week, and have a monthly meeting usually on the last Monday of the month. To have lunch at your favorite place, announce the time and place on the mailing list.

After our monthly meetings we like to adjourn to Brazenhead to enjoy good food, good drinks, and good conversation.

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We have code on our github repository, especially of challenges where people solved problems using Python in very different ways.

Monthly Meetings

Usually on last Monday of each month.

  • 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm: eat, socialize
  • 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm: announcements and introductions then presentations
  • 8:00 pm hard stop for presentations
  • 8:00 pm adjourn to Brazenhead


We meet most Thursday evenings.
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM+
Smokehouse Brewing Company
1130 Dublin Rd
Columbus, OH 43215

Dojos are informal Python group study sessions. Complete beginners, experts, and everyone else are welcome to the Dojos. Bring your Python questions and problems. Digressions from Python are common.

Please bring outlet strips and extension cords.

August Monthly Meeting

August 27, 2018, 6:00 p.m.

18:00 Pillar Technology's 'The Forge' at the Smith Brothers' Hardware Building Do not park in front (south side) of the building or your car will be towed. Instead park on the north side of the building.

20:00 Brazenhead Irish Pub

Sankeerth Ankam will be talking on "Python Toolbox for Data Science & Importing Data using Python"

Python Toolbox includes Usage of index, Methods for Row & Column Access, Lambda Functions & Comprehensions/ Importing Data includes extracting data from various sources such as Text files, Flat files, Excel files, SAS & Stata files, World Wide Web and APIs.

Sankeerth's presentation is the main one. If there is enough time left over after Sankeerth's presentation, Damien Calloway will be a presentation. If there not enough time after Sankeerth's presentation, Damien will present next month.

Damien's presentation is about the state of GUI development in Python. Through helping out Brad (a fellow Pythonista), Damien has gone through Tkinter, Toga, EasyGUI, PySimpleGUI - many of the references are old. The talk is about how the other packages work, and to demonstrate that Tkinter still works as well.