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 some nearby eatery 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 some nearby eatery


We meet most Thursday evenings:

  • from around 6pm
  • to around 8pm in person at Smokehouse Brewing Company,

Dojos are informal Python group study sessions where everyone interested in Python gathers to learn about Python, help others with Python, or just hang out. Everyone interested in Python from complete beginners, to experts, and everyone in between are welcome to the Dojos. Bring your Python questions and problems. Digressions from Python are common.

We meet in person at:
Smokehouse Brewing Company
1130 Dublin Rd
Columbus, OH 43215
map (was formerly Barley's Smokehouse)

  • When you arrive, ask the greeter to seat you in the back with the Python folks.
  • Please bring your laptop and power supply. Power strips will be available.
  • Smokehouse Brewing currently closes at 8:00 p.m. so we need to pay our bills by then. We will need to be out of the building by 8:30 p.m.

2022-05-23 May Monthly Meeting

May 23, 2022, 10:00 p.m.

Improving, Inc., One East Oval, Suite 175, Columbus (near Easton) and online ***Note: this particular meeting on the second to last Monday due to Memorial Day*** Physical location: Improving, Inc., One East Oval, Suite 175, Columbus (near Easton). Online meeting link: We meet at Improving and online again using for the socializing and schmoozing, announcements and presentation(s). This month our presentation is presented by Columbus' polymeth Damien Calloway. He will be doing a talk on an app called Tasket. Here is what he says about it: I wanted to talk about what task management is, what some alternatives are, and why I started the Tasket project. I wanted to emphasize the requirements gathering, talk about refactoring, and give some thoughts on the process of solving a real world problem with Python. Schedule: 6:00 p.m.: Socialize, eat, and drink (at Improving ) or just socialize on 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Main meeting and presentation(s). Additional information: Pizza and beverages are generously provided by Improving. Gather Town supports multiple conversations, so it is good for socializing with side conversations. No registration is required to use Gather Town and there's nothing to install or download to use it. The only software you need to access Gather Town is a Chrome or Firefox browser. We meet on the last Monday of each Month. Presentations are given by members and friends of this group. If you would like to do a presentation (small or large) on a python topic, please contact Jim Prior at