This is exciting -- I recently moved to Baltimore from Chicago, where there is a thriving startup and hacker culture (see ORD Camp, for example). Good to see that with this and events like Ignite and Node there is a lot going on for geeks in Charm City.
Are any Baltimore Pythonistas interested in starting a Python users group in the city? I know there is one in the suburbs but I for one would rather have one where I live.
I don't know about Baltimore Pythonistas, but there are plenty in DC. We have a meetup the first Tuesday of every month. It's a little far from Baltimore, but we have some speakers that, IMO, is worth the trip.
Follow @CoworkCharles on Twitter - there is a group that coworks at least once a week. We meet up at Bohemian Coffee House, Koffee Therapy, Caribou Coffee, and last night on the way back from a Baltimore startup happy hour we were talking about City Cafe as we passed by it so probably there next. We had two python guys, several Ruby on Rails guys and a PHP guy there the last time.
tvon, if you live in Mount Vernon, you should try and check out http://www.twitter.com/CoworkCharles as well. It's a bunch of techies getting together to cowork at coffeeshops with free wifi along Charles Street, happens about once a week.
It could use better publicity though. I've been here my whole life, and it's far too easy to get the impression that Baltimore is just a satellite to the fed contracting epicenter in DC. That's why I'm so stoked about this event! I'll be there for sure.