How (Not) to Start a Python User Group

Starting a local Python User Group is hard. Keeping it running month after month is even harder. As a Python User Group organizer, I've had my fair share of mess ups.

In this talk, we'll examine some ways not to run your own Python User Group based on my own experiences as an organizer. By looking back at my own missteps, we'll determine some best practices for getting your own User Group off the ground. By the end of the talk, you'll be well equipped to run your User Group long-term. Come laugh and learn as we journey through my meetup misadventures and prepare you for your own.

All levels of Python experience are welcome.

About Joseph Riddle

I am a software engineer in Spokane, WA (#PNW). Python was the first programming language I ever used, almost ten years ago. I only started using Python professionally in the last year, and I've been diving deeper into the Zen of Python ever since. I became the organizer for the Spokane Python User Group in the spring of 2021.

I enjoy long walks on the beach, candlelit dinners, and writing sonnets about Pythonic code.