Current ChiPy Organizers


Board Members Overview


Alumni Board Members:





    Brian Ray: Chair

Focus on group leadership,

running organizers meeting,

 and making meetings best ever. 

Contact info: @brianray or


    Adam Bain: Treasurer

Member since: 2011

Description:  Checking income (donations) and expenses (food and drinks), Growing the Web Special Interest Group

Contact info:

    Adam Forsyth: Director of Sponsorship / Fund Raising

Title:  Director of Sponsorship

Member since: 2012

Description: Help ChiPy fund events and finds hosts.

Contact info:


    Cezar Jenkins: Mailing list / Website

Title:  Web/Mailing list master

Member since: 2006


Maintaining and

 improving the
                 Guarding the mailing list with my life.

                     drinking free beer at Chipy events.

Contact info:



    Jerry Dumblauskas: Director of Professional Development

Title:  Director of Professional Development

Member since: 2012

Description: Working to help get people their next gig, and building cool things in Python!

Contact info:

    Joe Jasinski: Talk Coordinator

Title:  Director of Speakers

Member since: 2009

Description:  Assists in organizing regular ChiPy meetings and finds speakers for each monthly event.  Is an experienced Django web developer and manager who is looking for ways to expand the web development community in ChiPy.

Contact info:

    Tathagata Dasgupta: Director of Mentorship Program


Member since: 2012

Description: Help developers find awesome mentors. Become a better Pythonista in 3 months!

 Twitter: Tathagata


    Anjali Deolapure: Community Outreach/Communication 

Title: Director of Community Outreach/Communication

Member since: 2016

Description: [a py-ku]

Expand ChiPy reach

Help embrace the sweet PyLife

Build wider bridges

Contact info:


    Patrick Boland: Director of Archives

         Member since:  2015

         Description:  Enrich the accessibility of recent and legacy content shared by speakers, members, and the community.

         Contact info:



Meeting Notes


Rules to become organizer:

Any two of the following:
  • You're an active Python developer with at least one public available example of work
  • You have attended at least 6 ChiPy meetings in the last 12 months.
  • You were responsible for securing a sponsor for location, refreshments, A/V services or any other significant grant in the last 12 months
  • You were responsible for matching an existing ChiPy member with a job or contract for which ChiPy has received a referral fee in the last 12 months 
  • You have made 6 or more significant improvements to any chicago python managed codebase in the last 12 months. 
  • You live in the greater Chicago land area and plan on staying here for the next 12 months
  • You plan on attending the meeting every week, missing no more than 1 a month.
Quorum Rule: 50% or greater of names on calendar must be on call.  It's ok to review those names when there is less then 50% before counting.