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TriPython January, April, July, and October general meetings and monthly second Wednesday project nights meet at:

UNC Renaissance Computing Institute

TriPython February, May, August, and November general meetings meet at:

WebAssign: Online Homework and Grading

TriPython March, June, September, and December general meetings and monthly third Monday project nights meet at:

Caktus Consulting Group
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Triangle Python Users Group: TriPython (formerly TriZPUG)

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Python users in the Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill/Carrboro) North Carolina region meet on the fourth Thursday of each month (except for the November and December special meetings on the second or third Thursdays). We welcome you to join us. We are a small, fun-loving band of Python® zealots trying to learn more. We have a very loose organization, charge no dues, and range from newbies to gurus. We are focused on improving the usability of Python through self-education and outreach as a mutual aid society.

What TriPython Does:

Meet • Collaborate • Mail • Chat • Blog • Advise • Organize • Sponsor • Train • Whoop • Recognize


No January 2018 meeting. See you next month.

Read more about TriPython monthly meetings.


No Raleigh or Chapel Hill projects nights in February. See you in Durham.

Next TriPython Durham Project Night: Monday, February 19, 6-9pm at Caktus Group, 108 Morris St., Durham. Durham Project Night meets on third Mondays. Have a project you want to show off, share, seek help with, or just get some work done surrounded by like-minded Python lovers? Join us for our monthly project night and do just that! Don't have something to work on? Just need some help with Python? Show up and enjoy the energy, sprint on an open source project, find something interesting to contribute to or be inspired by! The setting is informal and there is no schedule, so don't worry if you show up past the start time. Whether you are a Python newbie needing help or have an open source project you want to share, come hang out and hack. Park in the municipal deck on the other side of the Arts Council across W. Morgan St. The entrance to the Caktus Tech Space is on Morris St. Bring your laptop.

See upcoming and past TriPython collaborative events.


Join our suitably Python-powered mailing list hosted on to be notified of TriPython happenings and ongoing discussions. The list is also mirrored on the wonderful Gmane service in a variety of formats (news, RSS, blog, etc.).


Try out our IRC channel. New to IRC? Look at our IRC help.


TriPython members' blogs are aggregated at Planet TriPython. If you a) participate in TriPython, b) have a blog that is at least sometimes about Python, and c) would like your blog aggregated on Planet TriPython, then please send your blog feed's URL to


We have some advice for budding pythonistas. Stayed tuned for updated advice coming soon.


TriPython was the lead organizer for PyData Carolinas 2016, one day of tutorials and two days of keynotes, session talks, and lightning talks celebrating Python in data science on September 14-16, 2016 at the IBM RTP Activity Center. With 400 happy attendees, it was the biggest Python event ever held in the Triangle.

TriPython members organized the inaugural Python Conference of the Carolinas. The two day conference spanned two tracks of Python presentations.

TriPython organized the first large-scale Zope community event in the western hemisphere with participation from five continents.


TriPython is a community sponsor of PyData Carolinas 2016, one day of tutorials and two days of keynotes, session talks, and lightning talks celebrating Python in data science on September 14-16, 2016 at the IBM RTP Activity Center. The call for proposals and registration are open now!.

TriPython is sponsored PyOhio 2012, 2013, and 2014 as well as Plone Symposium Midwest 2013 and 2014.

TriPython sponsored the Emerald Sprint, the Sea Sprint, and the No-Fun ZopeSkel BBQ Sprint.

TriPython sponsored the 2008 and 2006 Plone Conferences.


TriPython hosted a special Python Web Programming Workshop, August 5-9, 2013 on the campus of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This workshop started with Internet sockets and protocols and progressively worked up through several Python web frameworks.

TriPython developed the highly successful PyCamp boot camp program for Python user group outreach, now in its eleventh year. Along the way we've taken PyCamp to Seattle, Budapest, Toronto, Los Angeles, Houston, Penn State, Ohio State, UWisc-Oshkosh, and Washington DC. PyCamp was most recently the official Python training program for PyOhio 2014 on the campus of Ohio State University, July 21-27, 2014 and Plone Symposium Midwest on the campus of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, June 13-22, 2014.

TriPython members at Caktus Consulting Group presented their second Django Bootcamp on Saturday January 12 and Sunday January 13, 2013. This event was a two day beginners' course for learning the basics of building a Django web application. Designed for developers with basic programming experience, this course provided the essentials needed to build and develop a simple Django application in a hands-on and interactive setting. The training focused on the construction of a crossword drill application to illustrate Django’s architecture and ecosystem.

TriPython hosted the first ever Plone Bootcamp. The largest Plone training meeting in the world to date was our 2008 Plone Boot Camp. 2009 marked the fifth and final year TriPython sponsored Plone Bootcamps.

Over 2000 people on six continents have been to TriPython boot camps!

To keep informed about future TriPython community training events, subscribe to the TriPython email list.

2008 PyCampers and Advanced Plone Bootcampers get together to shout about their new skills.
Plone Boot Campers for 2008 got an all new updated program based on buildout.
TriPython hosted the first international Zope conference.
TriPython helped the new Houston ZPUG raise $1800 in startup funds.
2006 PyCampers are ecstatic about functional programming with Python.
The world's first Plone Bootcamp was hosted by TriPython in January 2005.
The March 2006 TriPython Plone Bootcamp was a whoop-it-up affair!
The August 2007 TriPython Plone Bootcamp was the largest ever held.
TriPython hosted its first Advanced Plone Bootcamp in the August 2007 heat wave.


The TriPython logo was contributed by Jim Allman. The TriZPUG logo was contributed by Ben Best and Rob Lineberger. The Camp 5, PyCamp and 2006 Plone Bootcamp 2 logos were contributed by Rob Lineberger and the Carolina Cardiovascular Biology Center. The 2005 Plone Bootcamp 1 logo was contributed by Jim Allman (Interrobang Digital Media) and Tom Bryan. TriPython was co-founded by Tom Bryan and Geoff Davis. Our WebAssign facilitator is Steve Gambino. Our Bull City Coworking facilitator is Robert Petrusz. Our Caktus facilitators are Mark Lavin, Brian Russell, Calvin Spealman, Caleb Smith, Nicole Foster, Hao Nguyen, Tobias McNulty, Colin Copeland, and Victor Rocha. is hosted by Chris Calloway, our RENCI facilitator. For the first two years of TriPython's existence, the TriPython (TriZPUG) web presence was hosted on and administered by Tom Bryan. The TriPython email list is hosted by and administered by Chris Calloway and Mark Biggers. The TriPython IRC channel is operated by Chris Calloway, Mark Biggers, and Brad Crittenden. For the first six years of TriPython's existence, the TriPython (TriZPUG) email list was hosted by Starship Python and administered by Tom Bryan. The PyCarolinas 2012 Conference was organized by Calvin Spealman with Kurt Grandis, Chris Calloway, Rebecca Lovewell, and Andrew Thompson. The PyCarolinas 2012 logo was designed by Julia Elman courtesy of Caktus Group. TriPython owes a great debt to many volunteers too numerous to list here. Special thanks to Josh Johnson, Alex Kesling, Chris Fox, Mike Revoir, Ben Donnelly, Mark Corzine, Justis Peters, J.C. Sackett, Casey Emerson, Dave Powell, Veda Williams, Paul Smith, Alex Ray, Stephan Altmueller, Thomas Wilson, Nathan Rice, Sean Semone, Frank DiMauro, Walter Martin, Edmund Moseley, Carol Ludwig, Steve Corey, Hiawatha Demby, Kevin Morgan, Cheryl Jerozal, Scott Morningstar, Mali Ozbay, Josten Ma, Steven Butterworth, Michael Miller, Cris Ewing, S. Morris Rose, Fulvio Casali, Andy McKay, Philipp Von Weitershausen, Whit Morriss, Jacqueline Arasi, Chris McDonough, Tres Seaver, and especially Joel Burton.

TriPython endorses:

PyLadies RDU

September 14-16, 2016:

PyData Carolinas 2016

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