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About Us

[ Front Range Pythoneers] are an active Python users group meeting in Boulder, 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 IPython1.

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?

Future Events

Meeting: September 17, 2008, 6-8 PM

Please note that we will meet at a Denver location this month, not Bivio in Boulder. Topic and venue still TBD.

We will have free food & drink & lively discussion as usual.

Previous Events

Meeting: July 16, 2008, 6-8 PM

Casey Duncan gave a presentation on writing games with pyglet and a Perlin noise library he's developing.

Meeting: June 18, 2008, 6-8 PM

Chris Perkins gave a talk on "Agile Technologies with SQLAlchemy"

Meeting: May 21, 2008, 6-8 PM

Jim Baker spoke about "Django on Jython."

Meeting: April 16, 2008, 6-8 PM

PyCon Recap!

Once again we sent a mighty posse of Pythoneers to PyCon. Now that they're safely back in Colorado, we heard from some of them about the highlights of this year's big conference in Chicago.

Meeting: March 12, 2008, 6-8 PM

PyCon preview!

Tobias Ivarsson and Jim Baker presented "the New Compiler for Jython," and Jim previewed his PyCon talk "More Iterators in Action."

Sprint: February 23, 2008

Meeting: February 20, 2008, 6-8 PM

Tentative: a PyCon talk.

Meeting: Jan 16, 2008, 6-8 PM


Sprint: January 12-13, 2008

Meeting: Dec 19, 2007, 6-8 PM

We solicit input on what sort of topics, speakers, and activities would be of interest for 2008, as well as reviewing what worked and what didn't for 2007.

Django Sprint: Dec 1 2007

Meet at Bivio to participate in the worldwide Django sprint:

Meeting: Nov 14 2007

Bring along your proposals for PyCon 2008

Meeting: Oct 17 2007

Lightning Talk Potluck!

We'll have as many short presentations as we can muster, in the style of PyCon's "Lightning Talks." We may put you on the spot, so please come prepared to say at least three sentences on some tech topic that interests you.

Django Sprint: Sept 14-15 2007

We're hosting a Front Range faction in the Django worldwide sprint this Friday and Saturday, September 14 and 15. If you would like to pitch in, please add yourself to the [ sprint wiki].

On Friday, we'll meet at Matt Boersma's house--801 Grant Place in Boulder--at 9. Saturday is the same time, but at bivio on 28th and Iris (where we have our monthly user group meetings). You're welcome to attend any time you can during those two days.

There are well over 100 people signed up currently, six of them from our area. We all hope you can join us in this major Django code sprint!

Meeting: Sept 19, 2007, 6-8 PM

Jim will talk about the Jython 2.5 Compiler work.

Meeting: August 22, 2007, 6-8 PM

Sprint: August 4, 2007, 9 AM - 5:30 PM

A Jython sprint. See BoulderSprint for more details.

Meeting: July 18, 2007, 6-8 PM

We had presentations on three of the leading web frameworks for Python, Django, Turbogears, and a bit on Pylons. We heard from experienced practitioners discuss the pros and cons of these frameworks. Whether you're considering adoption, would like to hear of best practice, or would like to rant about what doesn't work ;), these were a great set of talks.

Meeting: June 20, 2007, 6-8 PM

Unconference Meeting: June 16, 2007 (Sister Group Event)

The Front Range Users of Geospatial Open Source is organizing a [ one-day unconference event] on June 16 in Boulder, Colorado (at Churchill Navigation):

We've already got a great mix of industry leaders, programmers, analysts, and scientists coming together to talk about topics like

The event is not only for GIS industry types. We welcome anybody who's innovating on any aspect of geography and location: environment, transportation, geocoding, geocaching, you name it. Python is widely used in both open source and proprietary GIS software, and will certainly be a major theme at the GeoSummit.

(From a message to the FRP mailing list from Sean Gillies.)

Meeting: Weather research with Python: May 16, 2007, 6-8 PM

IPython1 Sprint: April 28, 2007

Meeting: April 18, 2007, 6-8 PM

Meeting: March 21, 2007, 6-8 PM

PyCon: February 23-25, 2007

Audio and other presentation materials can be found [ here].

Meeting: February 21, 2007

Other items we talked about:

Sprint: February 3, 2007

Meeting: January 17, 2007

Topics and people attending include the following:

Sprint: January 6, 2007

Meeting: December 20, 2006

Canceled! We were going to plan the JythonSprint and see some demos. But a blizzard intervened. Fortunately, we should be able to do all of that instead in January.

Meeting: November 15, 2006

This was a fun meeting! Even if Jill's has increasingly been high decibel. But we really can't complain about the success of our venue.

Meeting: October 18, 2006

Guide to Front Range Pythoneering


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!

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 [, ltd.] and their principals, SeanReifschneider and Evelyn Mitchell, for generously hosting our web site and mailing list.


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