After 17 years of using Python and spending 10 of them organizing the IndyPy user group, what can we learn and how can we strive to do more? We all have heard the phrase “I came for the language and stayed for the community”, but how has that translated into action in the Midwest.

We examine the current state of the art and the next steps to contine to expand Python’s presence in the Midwest for years to come. There is no reason to stop even if you are at the top of your game and we will examine those next steps and talk about where we have been throughout the years.