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WatPy - The Waterloo Python Users Group
The Waterloo Region Python Users Group
The Waterloo Region Python Users Group


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We taught over dozen people the basics of coding with Python. Then went from variable, string, conditionals and loop to sending custom emails to an excel spreadsheet of addresses in 2 days and 6 hours. Huge thanks to Justin Mathews for taking the pictures.
Learn to Code with Python
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Pictures from our 2012 events.
WatPy 2012 (11 photos)
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Code Academy is now teaching Python
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Python Peer 2 Peer

WatPy with Communitech is presenting the Python Peer 2 Peer sessions.
The first session is this Thursday:
• When: Thursday June 7th 6:30pm to 8pm
• Where: The Communitech Hub in the Tannery in Downtown Kitchener
RSVP for the event here. Space is limited!
Brydon Gilliss:

Brydon doesn't always program but when he does he prefers Python and he will explain why. A software developer who is very active in the startup community ( and the tech community in Guelph. Among other things he runs the 349 Coworking Space, DemoCampGuelph and has been a speaker at Ignite Waterloo.

More information:

Lighting Talks (5 minutes each):

Tony Abou-Assaleh
WebSockets in Python through Tornado/TornadIO2

Denver Coneybeare
The magic of pdb

Albert O'Connor

Caroline Simpson
TDD and Nose

5 minutes of Flask

We will be heading out afterwards for a few drinks.
Follow us on twitter:@watpy
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WatPy Hack Night

WatPy in partnership with the Student Developer Network ( presents a Python Hack Night!

Get together to hack on your own project, get some help and share what you are working on. No matter how much or how little you have worked with Python we can help get you started, get you out of a jam or just be a sounding board. Coding is even better with a crowd.

When: Thursday May 24th starting at 6pm
Where: The Multi Purpose Room in the SLC (Student Life Center) on the University of Waterloo campus

RSVP for the event here:

Lighting Talks

On June 7th we are holding our first Peer 2 Peer Session with Communitech and we want you to give a lightning talk!

Lightning talks are short 5 minutes talks with 5 minutes of Q&A about something you think is awesome.
Space is limited so email soon with your topic to reserve your spot.

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Going back to where it all started.

We are inviting you to come out on Thursday April 26th starting at 6:30pm to Death Valley's Little Brothers for an informal drinks event. Come enjoy some whisky or expresso and bring your questions about Python and feedback about WatPy.

We are also planning to hold the Hack Night in May with the Student Developer Network at the University of Waterloo.
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Learning Python, March 19, 2012 (5 photos)
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Update from Albert:


A mere week ago a lot of you came out to Death Valley's Little Brother and we started to plan.

So much thanks to everyone who came out and everyone who has helped in the last week.

Here is what we have for all of you:

Learn Python
March 19th
at kwartzlab

The venue is thanks to Darcy.

It is an opportunity to get an introductory lesson on Python, and then get to work on your project around super helpful people who can instantly answer questions. More details to follow.

Our website has been expanded and our online tool set enhanced:

IRC: #watpy on thanks to Stefan
Discussion List: thanks to Bob and his friends
Wiki: much thanks to Stefan
Calendar Feed:

G+: thanks to Jeff

Now we turn to the event on the 19th. If you have thoughts or ideas about how it should work, please let us know.

The response so far has been more than I could have imagined. It is all thanks to you.

Albert O'Connor
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