Front Range Pythoneers are an active Python users group meeting in Boulder and Denver, Colorado, USA.
We meet every third Wednesday of the month to learn from talks about Python topics, to swap stories and coding tips, and to enjoy food and drink. But we don't just talk about Python, we live it: on the first Saturday of most months, we get together for a code sprint. Front Range Pythoneers are proud to have contributed as a group to TurboGears2, Jython, Django, and IPython.
Join us! Whether you're just learning Python or have already memorized the output of "import this", you'll find something worthwhile.
The Mailing List and Wiki
Please join our mailing list and check this page at the Python Wiki for more information about Front Range Pythoneers.
Meetings and Sprints
We just happen to have the friendliest bunch of Python people coming to our meetings. So why not come too?
Date/time: Every 3rd Wednesday, 6-8 PM. Calendars XML ICAL HTML. Sprints are usually held the 1st Saturday of each month.
Location: (For Boulder meetings) bivio Software, Inc., 28th and Iris. Above Hair Elite in Suite S. Google Maps link For Denver meetings, please check Meetup.com for locations.
Photos of selected sprints and meetings.
Meetup.com is a great way to keep abreast of Front Range Pythoneers' activities.
Unconference: October 10, 2009
We're going to try something new: an unconference. Conference Saturday October 10th, followed by code sprints Sunday October 11. Details are here.
An unconference is a conference that is organized and run by the participants. The more you put into it, the more you'll get out of it. For more information about unconferences, click here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconference
If you'd like to contribute to or help out with the unconference, click here.
Meeting: April 8, 2009, 6 PM - 8 PM
We'll meet in Boulder, one week earlier than usual. Maciej Fijalkowski will discuss his PyPy work, and we'll hear a recap of PyCon 2009.
Meeting: March 18, 2009, 6 PM - 8 PM
We had free-range conversation, food, and drink. Folks from tuggl.com were there looking to hire Django people, and we talked a lot about the state of iPhone and Android development.
Meeting: February 18, 2009, 6 PM - 8 PM
We met at Wynkoop's in Denver and had "Python Q&A Night."
Meeting: January 21, 2009, 6 PM - 8 PM
Neal McBurnett described auditing Boulder County election results using Python and Django.
See our archive page for details of older events.
Guide to Front Range Pythoneering
Fernando Perez, CU Applied Math, and Brian Granger, Tech-X, both work on IPython.
Eric Dobbs, bivio Software, Inc., works on PyQScimpl as a contractor with Tech-X. SciPy 2006 presentation of PyQScimpl.
Jeffrey Whittaker, contributed this plot to matplotlib for geospatial projections of data.
Yeong-Shang Log, CASA, is exploring space with the Hubble Space Telescope in Python.
Jim Martin, CU Boulder, teaches Intro to AI and Natural Language Processing in Python. The NLP class uses the NL toolkit.
Martha Palmer, CU Boulder, teaches a class on linguistics in Python.
Ravinder Singh and Scott Kelley, CU Boulder, teach a class on bioinformatics and molecular biology, using Biopython.
Mark Lutz has taught over 170 Python training sessions.
Mitchell Smith works with Python at Array Biopharma.
Uche Ogbuji keeps us honest about XML.
Joe VanAndel, NCAR.
Chris Perkins. Turbogears developer and TDD proponent. Current employed by NREL.
Demian Neidetcher, currently at Avaya, wrote a simple web gallery in Python called pix.
Jim Baker, Zyasoft maintains the FR Pythoneering blog. He also likes iterators. A lot. Jim also co-founded Empact Solutions and BizLogix and is now at bivio Software.
Sean Reifschneider, tummy.com, ltd., maintains many projects, including the Python client to the ever-useful memcached.
Steve Rogers does systems engineering at Seagate Technology.
Churchill Navigation in Boulder builds high-end navigation systems with a high-level Python interface.
DuncanMcGreggor lives in Loveland (just south of Fort Collins). He's a Twisted guy and consults for Zenoss.
Matt Boersma in Boulder actually led the adoption of Python at Array BioPharma, where he works with five other full-time Pythonistas.
SeanGillies lives in Fort Collins, works at UNC-Chapel Hill's Ancient World Mapping Center on a historical geography project named Pleiades.
KenKinder lives in Boulder, works for a top secret company doing vertical search, and loiters Sunday afternoons on the Pearl Street Mall. kenkinder.com
Brian Rosner lives in Highlands Ranch, works at ChurchPartner writting Python for their e-commerce platform. In his spare time works on Cherokee.
Casey Duncan lives in Castle Rock, but works for pandora.com in Oakland tending a herd of PostgreSQL databases and generally gluing everything together with Python. In his spare time he's been working on some Python games and the lepton particle engine.
Mike Kramlich lives in Northglenn but his mind is on Mars. He does freelance contract software development but will engage in just about any venture that sounds interesting, a good skill fit, and profitable. Loooves Python. Wrote a Rogue-like in Python called Dead By Zombie. Also does iPhone, Java and Flash programming. Idea rabbit. Loves designing new tools, systems and applications.
Please help expand this local guide! (Also feel free to remove yourself from this list, if that makes sense personally.)
There are some other great groups in the area that we interact with on a periodic basis. Shared membership helps here!
Agile Denver organizes more formal meetings. Agile Boulder is a monthly meetup that's taken a lightning talk focus, well worth checking out.
Denver Java Users Group Meet the 2nd Wed. of every month at Tivoli in Denver. Let us know if you want another Jython talk and who you want to speak.
Boulder Perl Mongers. They don't meet formally often - perhaps 2 or 3 times in the last 6 years? - but doesn't prevent other modes of meeting like hikes and disk golf.
Please add your favorite group here if it seems relevant to local Pythoneering.
We (collectively) are the maintainers of Django's Oracle support. Ian Kelly is the driving force of this support.
Thanks to tummy.com, ltd. and their principals, SeanReifschneider and Evelyn Mitchell, for generously hosting our web site and mailing list.