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Join the Python Community!

Python is a fascinating language. It’s a programming language, yes, but it’s also a language that is gaining traction outside the ”traditional” programming community.

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending a Python meetup in Stockholm. The topics included;

  • Behind the Scenes of tox: The Journey of Rewriting a Python Tool with Over 10 Million Monthly Downloads: Jürgen Gmach
  • How to make a game if you have 8 LEDs and a joystick: Elisha Damsker (in picture)

As always hosted by the wonderful Kushal Das at Sunet, Tulegatan 11.

The beauty of this Meetup group is that it requires no previous knowledge of Python in order to get value from the meetings. Kushal is a very open minded host that manages to get us feeling very comfortable together even though everyone has different skill sets. Of course you need to be interested in IT & Programming but that’s it, all questions are considered to be good questions as long as you’re engaged in the topic at hand.

The Python community is part of the Open Source community. As such, much depends on volunteers in order for it to work. Jürgen Gmach has a day job at the company that develops Ubuntu, a Linux distribution, and committs free time to maintain the popular Tox software.

Elisha Damsker told us a great story on how to easily combine a joystick, a Raspberry Pi equivalent computer as well as 8 LED-lamps into a functioning game.

The Python community is part of the Open Source community. As such, much depends on volunteers in order for it to work. Jürgen Gmach has a day job at the company that develops Ubuntu, a Linux distribution, and commits free time to maintain the popular Tox software. 

So join a Meetup group, engage in the community, and maybe I see you there!