We educate, promote and support the research, development and use of open source Python software in Washington, D.C. and metropolitan Maryland and Virginia.

Events

DC Public Library:Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G St NW # 400
Washington, DC USA

PythonLab @MLK in the Digital Commons.

Introduction to Python (2.7) from 2-4PM

Please bring laptops if you have them, check the hackpad for text editor and text details!

DC Python Hackpad

The Advisory Board Company
2445 M St NW
Washington, DC USA

Join us Tuesday April 7th at the Advisory Board Company for 'Scraping websites and Python & Rust.'

Using PyParsing For Web Scraping, Application Control and Data Wrangling

In this talk you’ll learn how to use pyparsing, a free Python module, to create and execute simple grammars for web scraping, application control and data wrangling. Dump the nested if statements and get parsing. Oh yes, there will be code, and lots of it, to get you started!


Embedding Rust in Python

C extensions in Python can be a hassle, header files, memory un-safety, and undefined behavior run amok. Rust, a new language by Mozilla, offers safe super high speed computing, with elegance. This talk focuses on pythons ctypes module and how to write c extensions in the Rust programming language.

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About Robert Dempsey

A three-time entrepreneur currently employed in DataOps at ARPC, Rob has more than 14 years experience building and leading tech teams and more than 8 years hacking in Python and Ruby.

About Davis Silverman

Davis Silverman is an experienced Python developer, and an avid polyglot. Currently a student at UMD, and always looking for ways to make his life cooler through technology.

DC Public Library:Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G St NW # 400
Washington, DC USA

PythonLab @MLK in the Digital Commons.

Introduction to Python (2.7) from 2-4PM

Please bring laptops if you have them, check the hackpad for text editor and text details!

DC Python Hackpad

Recent Posts

With the new website, we are releasing the first recording of a DCPython presentation. Check out Matt Boehm's talk on Python Debuggers. These presentations are made possible by the incredibly generous support of VideoPixie and Rock Creek Strategic Marketing.

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Welcome to DCPython's new home on the interwebs.

It's been just about a month since we asked you all to beta test the new website. And during that month we've been busy. We'd like to thank the 200 people who took a look and gave us feedback, as well as the four awesome members who made pull requests to fix bugs and add features.

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