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.

Smokehouse Brewing's Wifi works, but is sometimes unreliable and slow. If you need big stuff, download it elsewhere before coming or bring your own Internet access.

May Meeting

May 20, 2019, 6:00 p.m.

18:00 Pillar Technology's 'The (new) Forge' at The Lincoln Building

20:00 Brazenhead Irish Pub

Our host, Pillar Technology, has moved to 711 North High Street.

Free valet parking!

Pull over in front of 711 North High Street and hand your car over to a valet. The valet will give you a card. Be sure to get a validation sticker from one of our experience folks, to put on the card the valet gave you. That validation sticker makes the valet parking free.


This month, we are celebrating our (Pillar's) new location by having a 'Bring-Your-Own-Python' meeting. (Please do not bring actual snakes... it was only funny the first time.) Feel free to bring any projects you are working on, questions you may have, wacky ideas to try out on our (surprisingly docile) audience, or just be apart of our (surprisingly docile) audience! To start us off, Greg will be talking about XLwings. After that all is fair game. If you are interested in speaking, prepare a short introduction (or don't) and see Joe Friedrich ( before the meeting. If we run out of volunteers (willing victims), Joe will give a short presentation on how jython 2.7 is used in Ignition. (Consider this your only warning).

Afterwards we'll be heading to Brazenhead on Fifth Ave.

Please RSVP so our generous host knows how much pizza to order.