Davis Python Users Group

The Davis Python Users Group (D-PUG) is a friendly users group where community members, including DataLab staff, discuss their experiences, discoveries, and questions about using Python and about scientific computing in general. D-PUG is open to anyone in the Davis community interested in Python for research, other professional work, or as a hobby (for homework help please go to your instructor/TA instead). The group is led by Ph.D. Candidate Maggie Berrens and Data Scientist Nick Ulle, with guidance from Professor Andrew Fox.

Most D-PUG meetings are informal “studio” sessions, which may begin with a short presentation (15-20 minutes) to prompt discussion. You’re encouraged to share your perspectives, bring your own questions, or just pull up a virtual seat and code along. We also occasionally host formal workshop sessions, where one or more instructors teach a topic to a wider audience.

Fall 2022 Schedule

For Fall quarter, the first studio meeting is Monday September 26 from 2-3pm. After that, we’ll meet every two weeks at the same date and time. All studio meetings will be virtual (over Zoom) and do not require registration in advance. The Zoom link for the studio meetings is:


There will also be several workshops, which usually do require registration in advance. The dates and times for these are shown below.

DateTimeTypeRegistrationDescriptionLed By
Sep 6-85-6:30pmWorkshopClick hereIntro to PythonMaggie Berrens
Parker Bremer
Frank Cerasoli
Sep 262-3pmStudioStart of Quarter Meeting
Oct 102-3pmStudioLet’s Try Jupyter Real Time Collaboration!Nick Ulle
Oct 242-3pmStudioWorkflows DiscussionEllen Osborn
Oct 252-4pmWorkshopTBAIntro to Geospatial Raster & Vector Data with PythonRyan Avery
Nov 72-3pmStudioTBA
Nov 212-3pmStudioTBA
Dec 52-3pmStudioTBA

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