Python Ireland is the Irish organisation representing the various chapters of Python users across Ireland. We organise meet ups and events throughout Ireland for software developers, students, academics and anyone who wants to learn the language. One of our aims is to help grow and diversify the Python community in Ireland. We also develop and foster links with other Python based communities overseas.

Python Ireland Sprints

Python Ireland are delighted to announce the upcoming event, Python Ireland Sprints!

This will be a free two day event held in the very central Brightwater Offices on Merrion Square on the 20th and 21st of June.

The aim of this event is to provide members of Python Ireland the opportunity to learn how to contribute to The Open Source community, further their skills and meet other people who are passionate about coding and contribution.

On the Saturday morning there will be an introduction to Github and contribution with Gerry. This will be useful for anybody who may not have had much experience working on projects with people or are new to Python.

The rest of the weekend will be spent working on various tickets that will be made available from Python Ireland. There will also be the opportunity to bring your own projects if you want to work on them with people. The tickets will ranges in ability from "very easy" to "a bit of a challenge".

There also be mentors on the day so if you are new to coding don't be put off, you will have plenty of resources for help. :)

To sign up for this event please fill out this form.

Of course this event could not be brought to you with out the help of BrightWater. They have kindly lent us their offices and there will be food and refreshments during the event.

If you have any specific questions please don't hesitate to send me an email and hopefully I can help answer them.

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Python Ireland July meetup

When: 8 Jul 2015, 5:30 p.m.

157 people are attending. Click for more information and to RSVP


Python Ireland August meetup

When: 12 Aug 2015, 5:30 p.m.

15 people are attending. Click for more information and to RSVP

Python Ireland September meetup

When: 9 Sep 2015, 5:30 p.m.

8 people are attending. Click for more information and to RSVP

What is Python?

Python is an open source, object orientated language that has grown in popularity due to its readable nature, coupled with its powerful performance. The language sprung into life in the late 80s as the brain child of Guido Van Rossum. He is responsible for guiding the direction of Python and is affectionately referred to as BDFL within the Python community. The name Python was inspired from Monty Python and if you stick around long enough you will spot hidden references throughout the language.

The use of Python has grown hugely in the recent years. It is used in the production of many different types of applications. For a list of the typical uses of Python check out this page on

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