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.

Visit us on

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,
  • and online at Gather Town.

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.

in person

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.
  • We will attempt to connect to our Gather on-line meeting site so folks from out of town and others can still participate.


Gather supports multiple conversations, so it is good for socializing with side conversations. No registration is required to use Gather and there's nothing to install or download to use Gather. The only software you need to use Gather with is a Chrome or Firefox browser. See Gather help for details on Gather.

January Monthly Meeting

January 31, 2022, 6:00 p.m.

Physical Meeting

Improving has graciously offered to host our first meeting of the year at their office in Easton.

One Easton Oval, Suite 175
Columbus, OH 43219

Online Meeting


This month we will have a hybrid meeting – if Travis can work it out. It will be physically at the conference room at Improving (address above) and online at Gather.

The presentation this month will be by Travis Risner about using PyCharm as an IDE. Next month it will be about using Visual Studio Code as an IDE moderated by Travis Risner


18:00 Socializing

18:30 Announcements followed by presentations

20:00 Hard stop: adjourn to some nearby establishment for more eating, drinking, and socializing.

Hope to see you there!

If you choose to come to the physical meeting place, please RSVP to this meeting by Wednesday so our host will know how much pizza to order.

If you feel uncomfortable about attending the physical meeting, please join us online at Gather.