What Python means in Namibia

What Python means in Namibia

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Ngazetungue Muheue

September 18, 2018
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    PyCon UK 2018, Cardiff 18 September 2018 Mr. Ngazetungue Muheue

    @muheuenga muheuenga@gmail.com WHAT PYTHON MEANS IN NAMIBIA
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    My journey in Python world 1. How do I become

    Python programmer •After Car accident •Only University graduate in my family •Mentor to other •Developer 2. Area of interest •Robotics •Machine learning •AI LIFE WAS NEVER EASY, PYTHON CHANGED MY LIFE
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    My journey in Python world 1. How do I become

    Python programmer •After Car accident •Only University graduate in my family •Mentor to other •Developer 2. Area of interest •Robotics •Machine learning •AI BUGS WILL HUMBLE YOU
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    MOMMY I TOLD YOU • First in my family •

    First computer science graduate • First Python programmer
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    My journey in Python world • I was a farmer

    • …from the dusty great Kunene • My life changed in one second • I am a Python programmer YOU WILL NEVER KNOW
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    PyNam Society • PyCon Namibia 2015 • Who is Pynam?

    • Aims of Pynam • Membership • How do we organise events/workshops?
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    PyNam Scholars • Subgroup of PyNam • Formed 2016 •

    What are the big challenges? • Achievements – won programming competition
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    PROJECTS/ACTIVITIES • School outreach programme • Hack night • Computer

    Day Conference • Python tutorials • Market ready • Community activity
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    • Our conference has grown more and more • Our

    school outreach program • The scholars’ knowledge level • People in the community Challenges • Lack of resources • Lack of sponsorship PYTHON IN OUR COMMUNITY
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    FIGURES • 3 days of talks and workshops • 82

    attendees • …from 12 different countries • 15 PyNam Scholars • 13 workshops • Django Girls • 21 talks • 16 sponsors • …including 5 Namibian sponsors • about one half of our attendees and one third of our speakers were women PYCON NAMIBIA 2018 IN NUMBERS
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