About PrincetonPy

The Princeton University Python Community was founded as an initiative to simply talk about Python. We meet every two weeks, for tutorials, demos, and help sessions. Come along, we bring cookies. We were cofounded by Paul and Quentin in December 2013, and are hoping to expand in size and scope.

In 2015, a leaderboard was created to support organization of events and  lead the community to a brand new level. The board includes members of the community at every career levels and members of The Princeton Institute for Computational Science and Engineering (PICSciE).

We currently have over two hundred and fifty members from over twenty academic departments and centers around campus. We have a great mix of undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty, and staff.


Our meetings are held in the Visualisation Laboratory, within the Princeton Institute for Computational Science and Engineering, inside Lewis Science Library ( LL 346 ). We hold them every two weeks on Wednesdays at 4:00 pm, and they usually last for one hour. You can see what’s coming up on our calendar of events, although we usually only have abstracts about a week before the session occurs. Information on our past sessions is also available, including code and slides used during the sessions.

If you would like to lead a session, we’d love to hear from you ! Contact us on pypc@princeton.edu, or let us know at our next session. We encourage open code, and so we keep all code from previous sessions on our Github repository.


The Princeton University Python Community is generously funded by the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, the Department of Geosciences, the Grenfell Group, and the Princeton Institute for Computational Science and Engineering. Thanks for helping us grow !