Friday, February 17, 2012

Anniversary - Six Years Leipzg Python User Group

It started on Februar 14, 2006.  We had our first User Group meeting here in Leipzig. We have been meeting ever since, regularly once a month. We only replaced the meeting three times in 2006 and 2007 with our workshop, a 50-people conference-like event, and 2011 with the first PyCon DE that we organized.

We had numerous presentations at our meetings. There are all mentioned in the User Group archives.
Since 2008 we have been running a booth at Chemnitzer Linux Tage, a local Linux fest, and will be there the fifth time this year.

We developed a stable core of members and even made it through strenuous process of organizing the first PyCon DE 2011 and do it again this year for PyCon DE 2012. Not too bad for a local group of Pythonistas.

I think we also have impact on the German speaking Python community way outside our local reach. Only the fact that we meet regularly can inspire others elsewhere to do the same. After all, there are only a few German speaking user groups, so every single one counts even more.

Actually, it is not too difficult to get started. Choose a location and a regular date and announce the meeting. Just do it regularly even though there are only a couple of people at the meeting. There will be more after the first year of regular meetings.

We are planning new activities in the future and will put more time into them after PyCon DE 2012, which naturally absorbers lots of our community energy. You will hear more from us if you hang around in the Python community.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Leipzig Python User Group, Next Meeting Tuesday, March 20, 2012

We will meet on March 20,  2012, 8:00 pm at the training center of Python Academy in Leipzig, Germany (How to find us).

We will continue to work on our project Python macht Schule creating Python teaching material for kids.

Everybody who uses Python, plans to do so or is interested in learning more about the language is encouraged to participate.

While the meeting language will be mainly German, English speakers are very welcome. We will provide English interpretation if needed.
Food and soft drinks are provided. Please send a short confirmation mail to, so we can prepare appropriately.

The dates of our next meetings can be found in our calendar.
Information about meetings can also be found on our mailing list.

Monday, February 6, 2012

PyUGAT Python User Group Austria - Next Meeting: February 12th, 2012

The next meeting of the Python User Group Austria (PyUGAT) will take place this Sunday, February 12th, 2012 around 6 p.m. at the Metalab in Vienna (how to get there).

You can also find us on Meetup.

The Agenda for this evening can be found in our wiki. This time there will be a couple of small presentations. Bring your projects or questions to discuss with the crowd! Afterwards there is time for chit-chat and a beer.

If you happen to be in or around Vienna this Sunday, come and join us at the Metalab!

We can accommodate non German-speaking guests by switching to English, so don't be afraid to drop by!

You can also follow us on Twitter and Identica for up-to-date news. You can find logs of our previous meetings on our website.

See you on Sunday!