Setting Up A Python Community in Zimbabwe - DjangoCon Europe 2017

Setting Up A Python Community in Zimbabwe - DjangoCon Europe 2017

By Anna Makarudze & Humphrey Butau

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Anna Makarudze

April 03, 2017
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  1. Setting Up a Python Community in Zimbabwe Anna Makarudze &

    Humphrey Butau
  2. About Anna! • Python/Django Developer Organiser • Django Girls Harare/Masvingo

    • PyCon Zimbabwe • PyLadies Harare • DSF CofC About Humphrey!  Python/Django dev  PyConZim, Django Girls Harare & Masvingo Organiser  PyZim Chair  Pyladies Harare helper
  3. •Whatsapp group •Mailing List •Meet-ups attempt July 2015: The Journey

    Begins
  4. Knowledge is power! Lack of knowledge hindered our community’s growth

  5. PyCon Namibia 2016

  6. PyConNa gave us the much needed info

  7. Django Girls Harare & Masvingo

  8. None
  9. IMPACT OF SUPPORT FROM ESTABLISHED COMMUNITIES

  10. PyCon Zimbabwe 2016

  11. Milestones 2016 2017 Django Girls Harare- April2016 September 2016 Django

    Girls Masvingo January 2017 Launch of ZimboPy PyConZim 2017 Second edition of PyCon Zimbabwe December 2016 PyLadies Harare November 2016 PyConZim
  12. What people are saying I'm learning to code in python

    because I believe it's a good way to optimize some of the repetitive tasks lawyers do in their day to day practice Kuda, Harare In all my years of speaking, I've never had such an incredible audience. Often at technical conferences audience members are more engaged with their smartphones than the speaker. Not so at PyConZim! Mike Place, Utah My newest, & possibly favorite quote from @pycon_zim today, "Publish or Perish. Pythonize & Progress" Programmer's life, Journals and Code Vincent Munhuweyi,Harare
  13. Challenges  Funding problems  Poverty  Lack of expert

    Python mentors  No Python jobs  Ailing economies
  14. Contributing to OSS communities in Africa  Mentorship  Conferences

    speakers  Sponsors  Talent recruitment
  15. Why contribute to OSS growth in Africa? You have jobs

    that need developers and Africa has developers who need jobs!
  16. Future of OSS in Zimbabwe/Africa • Python Africa • DjangoCon

    Africa • OSS Collaborations
  17. Getting in touch with Python Africa  Africa mailing list

    python-africa@python.org  Twitter
  18. PyCon Zimbabwe 2017 is calling your name! Dates: 23rd -

    26th August 2017 Location: Harare, Zimbabwe What to expect: Workshops, Talks and Sprints
  19. Questions?

  20. Thank you! The End.