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
- New Zealand
Starting and Running a User Group
Information on starting a user group is available at StartingYourUsersGroup.
The Group-organizers mailing list supports people starting and running 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
Python Chinese User Group - Chinese Python User Group CPUG wiki
BPUG - Beijing Python User Group (subgroup of CPUG)
ZEUUX - ZEUUX is a free software community that has a Python user group.
BangPypers (Bangalore Python Users Group) - India (BangPypers wiki)
KPUG - Kerala Python User Group
MumPy - Mumbai Python User Group
LifeofPy - Pune Python User Group
id-python - Python User Group in Indonesia
PyJUG - Python Japan User Group. Japanese mailing list: python-ml-jp
PyKUG - Python Users Group in Korea
Malaysia PUG - Malaysia Python User Group
Singapore PUG - Singapore Python User Group
PyTUG Wiki - Taiwan Python User Group
PyTUG Groups - Taiwan Python User Group
PyPUG - Philippine Python User Group
PyTPUG - Thailand Python User Group
BrisbanePy - A monthly meeting of food, drink and Python.
Canberra - active since March 2007
MelbournePUG - Anthony Briggs has started a new user group in Melbourne.
Sydney Python Users Group - A group of Python users who meet in Sydney for discussions and drinks every couple of months. See also our maillist.
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.
JamaicanPy: JamaicanPy, Jamaican Python Community Mailing List, Programming Opportunities etc....
TTPUG - Trinidad and Tobago Python Users Group
PyUGAT - Python User Group Austria
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
Croatian Python user group - Zagreb Python 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.
AthensPUG - Created on September 2009
TasPython A PUG with dual nature. There are introductory guides + some projects to get hands on experience. Located in Patras.
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
Python.it - Italian Python Website
Pydinner - Python dinners (and beers!)
PyPg - Python Local User Group Perugia
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)
Biblioteka Pythona - Site about Python and frameworks like Django or PyQt
http://pydev.pl - 'pydev::Python po Polsku'
Python Portugal - Portuguese Python User Group
Romania Python User Group - 'Romania Python User Group'
Russian-speaking Python & Zope User Group, the oldest and popular user group. See also their mailing list, including archive and search.
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 Barcelona 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 Perú Python User Community in Perú.
- Python Perú: Community Portal of Python in Perú.
Python Peru. Peruvian Python User Comunity. Send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Python Colombia Grupo de usuarios y desarrolladores de aplicaciones en Python.
GUPy - Python Venezuela: Python Users Community in Venezuela.
- Regional (by State)
- Python Venezuela : Website of Python Community in Caracas - Grupo de usuarios Python en Caracas, lista de correo.
- Regional (by State)
Python Brasil - National - Python Brazilian Community.
Conference PythonBrasil - National Conference - Python Brazilian Community.
Iranian Community - Python Users' Community in Iran
Python Israel - Python users community in Israel
Cape Town Python Users Group - South Africa
Python Egypt - Egypt and Arab World
Python Maroc - Maroc et Maghreb
Python Tunisia - Tunisia
PyHam - Birmingham Area Python Users Group.
[PhoenixPythonUserGroup] - The Phoenix Python User Group.
TuPLE - Tucson Python Language Enthusiasts. Mailing list
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
IlliPy - The Champaign-Urbana Python Users Group
Visit the illipy-announce Google Group site to subscribe for user group announcements.
Visit the illipy-discuss Google Group site to subscribe for user group discussions.
Indianapolis, IN The IndyPy User Group
BACON-PIG - The Baltimore, Annapolis, Columbia, and Other Northern DC suburbs Python Interest Group.
Boston / Cambridge Python Users Group will be meeting in Boston, MA.
Springfield/Northampton/Amherst MA Developer's Group Meets 1-2 times per month.
Michipug - Michigan (Detroit / Ann Arbor) Python group is just starting up
GRPUG - A Python Users Group in Grand Rapids, Michigan
PyMNtos - Minnesota Python Users Group, meets the 2nd Thursday of the month.
Omaha Python Users Group -- Meetings on the 2nd Thursday of the month. Check the wiki more details.
Python SIG of the Greater New Hampshire Linux User Group meets the 4th Thursday in Manchester, NH. Mailing list courtesy of the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Linux User Group.
PIGIP NJ: Python Interest Group In Princeton, NJ.
NYC Python: Python Users Group In New York City, NY
NYLUG Python Workshop Python study/discussion/project group in New York City. Mailing list Meets every other week.
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!
OPy: Oklahoma's first Python User Group. Located in Norman, OK.
Tulsa Python Users Group - Website, Mailing list
Portland - Portland Python Users Group
Philadelphia Python Users Group. New user group for the Philadelphia Area.
Altoona Python. Altoona Python Users Group
Chattanooga, TN user group
Memphis, TN online user group
Knoxville, TN user group
Dallas-Ft. Worth (Texas) Pythoneers (w/wiki and local mailing lists)
APUG - Austin (Texas) Python User Group.
Fredericksburg ZPUG: Meets at the Zope Corporation building in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Charlottesville - Charlottesville Python User Group (Richmond and Central Va. should start here.)
757 Python User Group - Hampton Roads and northeastern NC
ZPUGDC: Zope/Python Users Group - Washington, DC.
Madison Python Users' Group