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 hybrid or 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.

Summer 2024 Schedule

For summer, the meeting schedule is:

DateTimePlaceTypeRegistrationDescriptionSpeaker/Led By
Jul 83-4pmZoomStudio
Aug 53-4pmZoomStudio
Sep 93-4pmZoomStudio

Spring 2024 Schedule

For Spring quarter, the meeting schedule is:

DateTimePlaceTypeRegistrationDescriptionSpeaker/Led By
Apr 83-4pmPSEL 1019 & ZoomStudioStart of Quarter Meeting
Apr 223-4pmPSEL 1019 & ZoomStudioPython in the Fox LabProfessor Drew Fox
May 63-4pmPSEL 1019 & ZoomStudioWriting Consistent CodeTyler Shoemaker
May 203-4pmPSEL 1019 & ZoomStudio
Jun 33-4pmPSEL 1019 & ZoomStudioMachine Learning with Scikit-LearnCassandra Olivas

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 113-4pmZoomStudioMaking a Python Package in 10 MinutesNick Ulle
Mar 183-4pmShields 360StudioEnd of Quarter Meeting!

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

Join Our Slack Channel

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

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