Davis Python Users Group

The Davis Python Users Group (DPUG) 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. DPUG 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 currently led by Ph.D. Candidate Maggie Berrens and Data Scientist Nick Ulle. The group was founded by Professor Andrew Fox.

Most DPUG 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. Studio meetings are generally virtual (over Zoom) and do not require registration in advance. Zoom links for studio meetings are sent out to the mailing list a few days in advance.

We also occasionally host special events and formal workshop sessions where one or more instructors teach a topic to a wider audience. Special events and workshops usually do require registration in advance.

Winter 2024 Schedule

For Winter quarter, the meeting schedule is:

DateTimePlaceTypeRegistrationDescriptionLed By
Jan 293-4pmZoomStudioStart of Quarter Meeting
Feb 123-4pmZoomStudioRocketchip WorkflowViktoria Haghani
Feb 263-4pmZoomStudioUsing AI to Write Python CodeMaggie Berrens
Mar 113-4pmZoomStudioTBANick Ulle
Mar 183-4pmShields 360StudioEnd of Quarter Meeting!

Zoom links are sent out to the mailing list and Slack channel.

Fall 2023 Schedule

For Fall quarter, the first studio meeting is Monday October 2 from 3-4pm. After that, we’ll meet every two weeks at the same date and time. The dates and times for the meetings are:

DateTimeTypeRegistrationDescriptionLed By
Oct 23-4pmStudioStart of Quarter Meeting; How We Use Python, Part 2
Oct 163-4pmStudio
Oct 235-8pmWorkshopRegister HereIntroduction to Python for Researchers, Part 1Maggie Berrens et al.
Oct 245-8pmWorkshop(see above)Introduction to Python for Researchers, Part 2Maggie Berrens et al.
Oct 303-4pmStudio
Nov 133-4pmStudio
Nov 273-4pmStudioPyTorch OverviewMaggie Berrens
Dec 113-4pmStudio

Join Our Slack Channel

DPUG has a public channel, #python-users-group, on the UC Davis Slack.

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