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Who we are

We’re a Python user group in Frederick, Maryland for people interested in learning and using the Python programming language.

We exist to teach others how to write code in Python so that they may impact the world around them.

Want to chat? Join us on Slack, our group chat tool. Need help? Check out the Get Help page.

Python Talks

We want people to discover the awesome things Python can do! Python Frederick hosts monthly talks every second Wednesday.

Open Workshops

Every third Saturday we host an open workshop along with the rest of Frederick Tech. Help with a common project, bring your own, or bring your questions!

Social Dinners

The groups gets together to share a meal with each other at a local Frederick restaurant. Come join us to hang out with other people who are interested in Python and technology.

Python Frederick events are hosted by our partner, the Hood College Computer Science Department.

What We Do

Highlighted events from the past year at Python Frederick.

Python Testing 101

An intro to pytest

Data science in Python

An overview of data science tools


BigData solutions with Python

Adding Phone Calls to Python

An interactive demo by Matt Makai


Game Development with Python

Hack Frederick

Frederick's First Organized Hackathon


A brief history of Python Frederick

  • 2015

    Our Humble Beginnings

    On November 5, 2015, the Python Frederick group was created on Meetup and planning began for ways to serve the local community.

  • January 2016

    First event

    Area residents came to Cowork Frederick on January 13, 2016 to share pizza and ideas about how we would regularly talk about Python. Fun fact: Matt, the first organizer, has his wedding anniversary on the 13th. His wife must really love that nerd. 😉

  • August 2016

    A special visit

    Frederick is fortunate enough to be the closest Python user group to Kenneth Reitz, author of the requests package. Kenneth's work is downloaded millions of times each month. He spoke to the group about how to make Python software that's accessible to all.

  • Now

    Dedicated to the community

    Without fail, we bring Python topics to the Frederick community every month. We've expanded to include workshops and book clubs to meet people where they are.

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Meet our organizers

Our organizers interests range from web development to data science to configuration management and many other topics.

Chris Malone


Christine Lee



Co-Organizer Emeritus

Matt Layman

Lead Organizer

Patrick Pierson


There is so much to do that we would love for you to join us. Do you have a passion for a Python area that we don't currently handle? Let us know on Meetup and you can join this crew.