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Python User Groups are sometimes called PIGgies, for Python Interest Group meetings. The term PIGgies was coined by the Bay Area PIGgies group.
If there isn't an organized user group for your area listed on this page, check the list of Python Meetups and see if there's a Meetup in your area.
- Starting and Running a User Group
Geographical Breakdown of User Groups
- Latin America
- Middle East and Africa
- New Zealand
Starting and Running a User Group
There are two mailing lists for organizers of user groups, if you are interested in starting and running a user group:
(1) The Group-organizers mailing list supports people starting and running user groups.
(2) The Usergroup-advocacy mailing list is looking at building tools and resources useful for user groups.
Also, please consider posting news from your user group on the Python User Group Blog!
You may draw on the PythonSpeakers page to help find speakers.
Geographical Breakdown of User Groups
BPUG - Beijing Python User Group (subgroup of CPUG)
KPUG - Kerala Python User Group
PyKUG - Python Users' Group in Korea
PyPUG - Philippine Python User Group
PyTPUG - Thailand Python User Group
BrisbanePUG - A monthly meeting of food, drink and Python.
Canberra - active since March 2007
New Zealand Python User Group (NZPUG) - web site and mailing list
NZPUG Auckland - monthly meetings
NZPUG Christchurch - bi-monthly meetings
TorontoDjangoPython - Toronto Python/Django User group.
MontrealPython - Montreal's Python community.
OPAG - Ottawa Python Authors Group. A group devoted to learning, using and providing resources for Python. OPAG also serves as a general gathering place for Python programmers from the Ottawa region and beyond.
PyGTA - the Toronto Python/Zope User Group meets regularly to explore the expanding world of Python and Zope.
KWPUG - the Kitchener/Waterloo Python User Group - just starting July 17, 2006.
WinniPUG - Winnipeg Python Users Group - active since December 2005.
VanPyZ - The Vancouver Python and Zope User Group discusses Python and various uses of the language.
TTPUG - Trinidad and Tobago Python Users Group
Python Blanc Bleu Belge French speaking Python and Zope User Group based in Charleroi, Belgium. Initiated the Euro Python Conference in 2002.
Pythonistas.be Flemish (Vlaams/Dutch) speaking Python User Group.
AFPY Association Python Francophone, French Speaking Python & Zope User Group
Czech and Slovak
PyCZ - Czech and Slovak User Group covers both Python and Zope.
http://wiki.python.de/User_Group_Berlin PUB -- Python Users Berlin
pyCologne, the Python User Group Köln - Cologne, Germany
Hamburg Python User Group - Hamburg, Germany
Leipzig Python User Group - Leipzig, Germany
User Group München, the Python User Group in Munich
wiki.python.de German Python Wiki
Python-Forum.de German Python Forum
python-de German Python mailing list
German Python Site containing links to the most important German Python sites and mailing lists.
http://groups.google.com/group/python-dk Danish Python user group
Hungarian Python Site Contains Hungarian translations of Python tutorials and manual and much more. Good starting point for new Hungarian Python users.
Python Ireland - Irish Python Users Group
PUN - Python Users Nederland.
GrimPypers - Python User Group - Grimstad, Norway
Norwegian Python Interest Group - Python User Group - Norway
http://www.python.org.pl - Polish Python Community (Polish Python Coders Group)
http://pydev.pl - 'pydev::Python po Polsku'
Romania Python User Group - 'Romania Python User Group'
Russian Plone/Zope User Group - Russian Zope/Plone/Python user group. Most popular community site for russian speaking users.
Russian Python Site contains forums for discussing Python in Russian, list of Russian python sites and python news aggregator.
Python Interests Group of Serbia Serbian speaking Python user group.
Python en català Catalan Python user group.
The Barcelona Python Meetup Group English speaking Python user group.
GothPy Gothenburg Python User Group.
Exception - Python seminar in Kiev - Ukraine
PythonUA - Community portal - Ukraine
Plone Ukraine - Plone Users Group - Ukraine
Python West Midlands - UK
Python North East - Python North East is a Python user group for the North East of UK covering areas from Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Teesside to Yorkshire
PyAr - Python Argentina: Community portal, job list, monthly meetings, sprints, etc.
- Python México Python Community in México.
Python Peru. Peruvian Python User Comunity. Send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Python Venezuela : Website of Python Community in Venezuela - Grupo de usuarios Python en Venezuela - Portal del Grupo.
Python Colombia Grupo de usuarios y desarrolladores de aplicaciones en Python.
Python Brasil - National - Greatest Python Brazilian Community.
Middle East and Africa
Python Egypt - Egypt and Arab World
Python Maroc - Maroc et Maghreb
Iranian Community - Python Users' Community in Iran
http://www.python.org.za - Python Users in South Africa.
Mailing list http://groups.google.com/group/ctpug
Python Israel - Python users community in Israel
[PhoenixPythonUserGroup] - The Phoenix Python User Group.
PyAR^2 - Python Artists of Arkansas
BayPiggies - San Francisco Bay Area Python Interest Group.
SoCal Piggies - Southern California Python Interest Group.
San Diego Python Users' Group was merged into the LPSG
FrontRangePythoneers - We meet every third Wednesday, 6-8 PM, in Boulder, Colorado.
Fort Collins, Colorado Pythoneers. Meeting the first Thursday of every month in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Tampa Bay PUG - Meeting every 2nd Wednesday, in Clearwater, FL
Orlando PUG - Meeting times and locations available at website.
PyAtl Atlanta, Georgia Python User Group
Springfield/Northampton/Amherst MA Developer's Group Meets 1-2 times per month.
Michipug - Michigan (Detroit / Ann Arbor) Python group is just starting up
PIGIP NJ: Python Interest Group In Princeton, NJ.
NYC Python: Python Users Group In New York City, NY
TriZPUG: The Triangle Zope and Python User Group in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill (Research Triangle) area of North Carolina, USA.
CharPy: The Charlotte Python Group. Seeking members and ideas for the location of our first meetup. Join and discuss!
Clepy: The Cleveland Area Python Interest Group. New members welcome!
CentralOH: Only a mailing list so far, we hope to begin in-person events once the mailing list gains critical mass.
OPy: Oklahoma's first Python User Group. Located in Norman, OK.
Portland - Portland Python Users Group
Philadelphia Python Users Group. New user group for the Philadelphia Area.
Altoona Python. Altoona Python Users Group
Dallas-Ft. Worth (Texas) Pythoneers (w/wiki and local mailing lists)
APUG - Austin (Texas) Python User Group.
ZPUGDC: Zope/Python Users Group - Washington, DC.
Madison Python Users' Group