The Iowa Python Users Group

Next Meeting

Tuesday, May 01, 2018
6pm - 8pm
The Forge (map)
Caleb Salt
Pillar Technology

Please RSVP here if you plan to attend

The Topic

The wikipedia page for “Batteries Included” says:

Batteries Included may refer to:

  • Batteries Included (company), a computer hardware and software company
  • “Batteries Included” (song), a 1996 single by Servotron
  • Motto of the Python programming language, meaning it comes with a large library of useful modules.
  • Batteries Included (slang), in a product usability (mostly in software) it states that the product comes together with all possible parts required for full usability.

I really love working with Python, in part due to its extensive standard library. We’ll go over some of the cool things in there looking at code and examples of their use.

This will probably be my last Pyowa as I am moving. Thank you to all those who put in the effort to make this happen. Big thank you to everyone who is part of the community that we are trying to build. You have inspired me to be better and shown me all sorts of cool stuff.

Pyowa people, you rock.

Our Location

The Forge is located at 1420 Locust above Magnolia Wine Kitchen, and across from the Sculpture Park. Enter through the door on the parking lot side of the building, next to Magnolia Wine Kitchen’s outdoor patio. Once inside head up the stairs. Street parking on Locust is free after 6pm.

Our Sponsors

Pillar Technology

We work with a variety of clients primarily in the Des Moines, Ann Arbor and Columbus regions. We are excited to help the growth of Software Craftsmanship in the Des Moines area. If you would like to join us in disrupting various industries and solving complex business problems, please contact us.


LenderClose provides the latest technology trends to community lenders. LenderClose builds application which solve day to day problems, helps streamline and automate the lending process.

Thanks to Pillar for providing our location and drinks and thanks to LenderClose for providing food.