Important | Timelines
Physical distancing… is absolutely essential, but it doesn’t mean that socially, we have to disconnect.… We want people to still remain connected, so find ways to do that, find ways through the internet and social media to remain connected, because your mental health going through this is just as important as your physical health.
Dr Maria Van Kerkhove— Infectious disease epidemiologist and WHO COVID-19 technical lead
The Pycon Africa team is very excited to announce that Pycon Africa 2020 will be held online this year! We are grateful for your support as we make this change in the interest of protecting the health and safety of our community.
We are excited to continue the Pycon tradition of sharing knowledge and bringing our community together. Throughout the 4th - 8th of August, you can expect talks from speakers from across Africa and the world, interactive sessions with fellow community members and collaborative projects that you are invited to join.
We realise that internet access and stability in Africa is still inequitable, and therefore most of our content, with a few exceptions, will be pre-recorded not live. This also gives community members from around the world the ability to enjoy Pycon Africa 2020, at your own convenience.
Our call for proposals is open immediately and will close on the 5th of June. We look forward to
receiving your talk submission. Our sponsorship prospectus is also open and you can find it here.
We would love your support for this event! Finally, to stay up to date, follow our social media pages
on Twitter and Facebook.
All my very best,
Marlene Mhangami— Conference Chair
Our | Speakers
PyCon Africa will be organized into four distinct tracks, namely PyData, Web / DevOps, General Python, and Python Community.
The topics of interest for PyData include, but are not limited to:
Numerical and Scientific Computations Machine Learning Text Mining and Natural language Processing Data mining and Analytics Big Data Data visualization tools and libraries Reproducible Research Linked Data and Semantic Web
Web / Devops
The topics of interest for Web/DevOps include, but are not limited to:
Frameworks (Django, Flask, Pyramid, etc) Background Tasks (Celery, etc) WSGI Orchestration (Ansible, Fabric, etc) Continuos Integration Core & Internals Testing Enterprise
Suggested topics for this track include, but are not limited to:
Python libraries and extensions Databases Documentation Open Source Python projects Packaging Issues Programming Tools Project Best Practices
Diversity in the Python Community, Organising a Conference or Meetup