It is has been a few months since I have moved to Stockholm. Since we were planning to move in here, the first thing I searched for was the PyLadies Stockholm. Within days of arriving, I attended my first PyLadies meetup in November 2021. What a vibrant group it is! The best part was that I met a group of strangers in a new city, but I felt at home.
I want to give a huge shout-out to the organizers of PyLadies Stockholm. They have kept the group active and alive (and how) during the adverse situation of the global pandemic.
April 6th, 2022, gave me my second chance to meet these amazing women. We had planned this meetup to be informal. The meetup was designed to get to know our fellow PyLadies in person. And most importantly, we, the organizers, understand their expectations from the PyLadies Stockholm. Since the group is planning to have more in-person meetups post the pandemic, the answers to this would give us clarity to pave the future path for the group.
The ladies attending the meetup came from diverse backgrounds, from medical, physics, law, computer science, etc. It was such a wonderful experience for me, personally. Post the introduction sessions; we discussed our journey. Why and how we learned Python. The materials that kept coming in the discussion were :
- Talk Python Podcast
- 100 days of code in python by Michale Kennedy
- Automate the Boring Stuff with Python by Al Sweigart
- Beyond the Basic Stuff with Python by Al Sweigart.
One attendee, in particular, explained how one of the online sessions from PyLadies Stockholm benefited her learning process. Further, we shared some project ideas and old projects we worked on with Python.
We, as a group, decided that :
- We want to focus on topics for meetups catering to both Python beginners and experienced.
- We want to go for both online and offline events. While online events will widen our reach, offline events will allow us to be in the same room as each other and work on a project.
- We want to give space to first-time PyLadies speakers at our events.
I want to thank my fellow co-organizer for guiding me through the meetup and doing all the heavy lifting :).
So you can expect some exciting beginner-friendly sessions by our PyLadies members and some advanced workshops in the coming months. Between us we will continue having “Book Club” sessions online. We are reading “Atlas of AI Power, Politics and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence” by Kate Crawford
). We have our next session on April 27th, 2022, from 17:30 to 18:45 CEST. You can sign up for the event in here. If you want to be updated about our events, know what is happening in the Python community in Sweden follow us on twitter, join our Slack channel #city-stockholm and follow our meetup page
See you all there.