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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

Anna Makarudze

April 03, 2017

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Challenges  Funding problems  Poverty  Lack of expert

    Python mentors  No Python jobs  Ailing economies
  5. Why contribute to OSS growth in Africa? You have jobs

    that need developers and Africa has developers who need jobs!
  6. PyCon Zimbabwe 2017 is calling your name! Dates: 23rd -

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