About MEMpy

We are students, teachers, professionals, and hobbyists. Some of us build apps for the web, while others are sysadmins or DBAs. Some of us are researchers involved with scientific computing while some of us are toying with Raspberry Pis. Some of us have been writing code for years. Some of us are just getting started.

The goal of the Memphis Python User Group is to promote the use of the Python programming language in the Mid-South. We aim to to share knowlege and to nurture a community of Python professionals and enthusiasts. Each meeting is open to the public and strives to appeal to both novices and professionals.

Code of Conduct

All of our meetings adhere to the Python Code of Conduct. As members of the python community, we are:

  • Open
  • Considerate
  • Respectful

Join us on Slack!

Join the #memtech slack team, and then look for the #mempy channel. It's a great place to ask questions and share ideas.

Contact Us

If you'd like to contact us, please email brad@mempy.org or follow us online:


The Zen of Python, by Tim Peters

PEP 20 is the origination of the Zen of Python.

>>> import this

Beautiful is better than ugly.
Explicit is better than implicit.
Simple is better than complex.
Complex is better than complicated.
Flat is better than nested.
Sparse is better than dense.
Readability counts.
Special cases aren't special enough to break the rules.
Although practicality beats purity.
Errors should never pass silently.
Unless explicitly silenced.
In the face of ambiguity, refuse the temptation to guess.
There should be one-- and preferably only one --obvious way to do it.
Although that way may not be obvious at first unless you're Dutch.
Now is better than never.
Although never is often better than *right* now.
If the implementation is hard to explain, it's a bad idea.
If the implementation is easy to explain, it may be a good idea.
Namespaces are one honking great idea -- let's do more of those!