John Pinner Award recipients

16th September 2018

The John Pinner Award celebrates voluntary service to the Python community in the UK.

During PyCon UK, the following members of our community were presented with a medal by Sheila Pinner:

  • Alan O'Donohoe
  • Ben Nuttall
  • Claire Wicher
  • Dave Jones
  • Kirk Northrop
  • Les Pounder
  • Mario Corchero
  • Tania Allard
  • The London Python Dojo team
  • Tim Williams

Congratulations to the recipients!

Bloomberg Open Source Weekend - PyPA Sprint

8th September 2018

From Mario Corchero:

Join Bloomberg's engineering team and PyPA core developers for a weekend of hacking on the Python packaging tools (setuptools, pip, venv, warehouse, and more). We'll provide mentors, food, beverages, and a great environment for learning.

The event will happen in London and New York, with PyPA mentors present on both locations.

The event is Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th of October, you can register for an individual day if preferred.

Registration links:

PyCon UK 2018 latest

31st August 2018

From the PyCon UK committee:

We have now published the full schedule for PyCon UK 2018.

We're also excited to announce our keynote speakers:

  • On Saturday, Alex Chan will be talking to us about trust, and how to build systems that encourage trust and good behaviour. Alex is a software developer at Wellcome Collection and a PyCon UK organiser.

  • On Sunday, for our education track, we have Sue Sentance to tell us about programming in schools, and what’s in a teacher’s toolkit. Sue is Chief Learning Officer at the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

  • On Monday we are pleased to welcome Loek van Gent who is joining us to talk about social responsibility, social good, and collaborating in Python. Loek is Head of Engineering at GoodUp in Amsterdam.

  • And finally, on Tuesday joining us will be Nikoleta Glynatsi, who uses Python and maths to unpick the secrets of the forces that maintain the relationships between things in the world. Nikoleta is a doctoral student in mathematics at Cardiff University.

There are still plenty of opportunities to be part of the event, as an attendee or a sponsor.

UKPA Trustees Annual Report 2017-8

28th August 2018

The UK Python Association trustees are pleased to publish their annual report for 2017-8.

The annual report will be discussed at the UKPA AGM at PyCon UK.

The John Pinner Award

31st July 2018

Nominations for the 2018 John Pinner Award are open.

The John Pinner Award celebrates voluntary service to the Python community in the UK, and recognises those who freely contribute their time and effort for the good of the community.

Recipients of the award will be announced at PyCon UK in September.

Perhaps you can think of that person who quietly organises your local user group, runs workshops, mentors others online, or creates educational resources for others to re-use. It is the contributions of people like this who we'd like to celebrate through this award.

You can nominate any number of people and the nomination process is very simple. Full details can be found here.

Get nominating!

London Python Sprints

Hacktoberfest 2018

16th October 2018 6 p.m.

Monzo HQ, 35 Wilson Street, London

Exeter Python

Python October Talk

17th October 2018 7 p.m.

City Gate Hotel, 1 Iron Bridge, Lower North Street, Exeter

Cambridge Python User Group

Social meeting

18th October 2018 7 p.m.

Station Tavern, Unit 1, 2 Station Square, Cambridge CB1 2GA, Cambridge

London Python Project Nights

Build something!

18th October 2018 7 p.m.

Cafe in the Crypt, Trafalgar Square London WC2N 5DN, London

Oxford Python

October meetup - Microservices at the OUP

18th October 2018 7 p.m.

The Pod, Oxford Centre for Innovation, New Road, OX1 1BY, Oxford

Python North West

Taking Down Production with Simple Database Migrations

18th October 2018 7 p.m.

Plant NOMA, Redfern Street, Dantzic Street, Manchester

Python Edinburgh

Python Edinburgh Code Dojo

23rd October 2018 6 p.m.

TravelNest, 116 George Street, Edinburgh

Python Edinburgh

Python Pub Meetup

23rd October 2018 6:30 p.m.

Milnes Bar, 35 Hanover Street, Edinburgh

Exeter Python

Python Coffee

25th October 2018 noon

The Exploding Bakery, 1B Central Crescent Queen Street, Exeter


Celebrating 10 Years of DJUGL

25th October 2018 7 p.m.


London Python

Cloudy with a chance of Python

26th October 2018 6:30 p.m.

Made Design Studio, 5 - 7 Singer Street, London

London Python Sprints

PyPA Sprint - October

27th October 2018 9:30 p.m.

GA London, The Relay Building, 1st Floor, 114 Whitechapel High Street, London

Cambridge Python User Group

Let's Meetup and talk about Python

6th November 2018 7 p.m.

Raspberry Pi Foundation (new HQ), 37 Hills Road, Cambridge

PyLadies Edinburgh

PyLadies Edinburgh

13th November 2018 6:30 p.m.

CodeClan Edinburgh, 37 Castle Terrace, EH1 2EL, Edinburgh

Cambridge Python User Group

Pair programming activity - bring a laptop

13th November 2018 7 p.m.

Raspberry Pi Foundation (new HQ), 37 Hills Road, Cambridge

London Django Meetup Group

London Django Meetup

13th November 2018 7 p.m.

Skills Matter at CodeNode, 10 South Place, London