If you stay in Chicago, have some interest in programming - you must have heard about the Chicago Python Users Group or Chipy. Founded by Brian Ray, it is one of the oldest tech group in the city and is a vibrant community that welcomes programmers of all skill levels. We meet on the second Thursday of every month at a new venue with some awesome talks, great food and a lot of enthusiasm about our favorite programming language. Other than talks on various language features and libraries, we have had language shootouts (putting Python on the line with other languages), programming puzzle night etc.
"@Tathagata: Chicago Python user group at the super awesome new @braintree office! pic.twitter.com/JYmuYOd5Aj" ouaoooo
— Constantino Frydakis (@confryd) October 10, 2014
Chipy meetups are great to learn about new things and meet a lot of very smart people. Beginning this October, we are doing a one on one, three month mentorship program. Its completely free, and totally driven by the community. By building this one to one relationships through the mentorship program, we are trying to build a stronger community of Pythonistas in Chicago.
We have kept it open on how the M&M pairs want to interact, but as an overall goal we wanted the mentors to help the mentees with the following: