PyCon Africa

Provisional schedule

Please note that this is our provisional schedule and is subject to change.

Details of workshops and other sessions for Wednesday and Saturday will be added in forthcoming days.

08.30

Registration

09.00

Beginners day
Installation parties for Django Girls and new Python users
Strongly recommend for those new to Python. Required if you plan to attend workshops and tutorials and do not already have Python installed.

International visitors' tour of Accra
Visit the sights and markets of Accra in the company of the Ghanaian conference hosts.

08.30

Registration

09.00

Django Girls
Registration required

Workshops and tutorials

  • Rising Odegua, Data visualisation for insights
  • Patrick Nsukami From iterators to coroutines and beyond
  • Kelvin, Building real time web applications with Django Channels
  • Tendai Marengereke, Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) with Python - Developing Maltego Transforms
  • Kojo Idrissa, A junior developer's software engineering tutorial
  • Loek van Gent, Crash test dummies - Learn how to write test
  • Jessica Upani, A gentle introduction to deep learning for image recognition

08.30

Registration

09.00

Marlene Mhangami
Welcome to Pycon Africa

09.15

Moustapha Cisse Head of Google AI Center Accra
Keynote

10.00

Meili Triantafyllidi
Lessons learned from 6 years in Pyladies Berlin

Kelechi Ogueji
Aligning word vectors of Nigerian languages for better translation

10.30

Break

11.00

Mfon Eti-mfon
Catching Bugs Early: The Joys of Static Typing in Python

Aaron Basset
Can't Get You Out of My Head

11.30

Dustin Haffner
Currying in Python

Adeshola Afolabi
PyRescue (Good Products, Bad Products...How we used A/B testing to make advertising precise in Nigeria)

12.00

Felipe de Morais 
AfroPython: Empowering black people using Python in Brazil

Candy Tricia Kholiwe
Web Virtual Reality and A-frame

12.30

Anthony Shaw
Standing out in a world of 20 million developers

13.00

Lunch

14.00

Jessica Upani
Is this Python thing really working?

14.30

Kelvin Oyana 
Bridging the talent gap between Python communities and industry

Tairu Oluwafemi
Chatbots on Steroids

15.00

Crystal C. Yan: Zero to Test
How to Run Your First Beta Testing Program

Aseda Owusua Addai-Deseh
A Reintroduction to Data Science

15.30

Chiamaka Nwolisa
Musings of a Frontend Developer: Building APIs with Python

Jef Colbi: Ninagram
How I mixed Django and Telegram in one soup!

16.00

Break

16.30

Maurizio Boscaini
Pygame in High Schools

Eyitemi "insaida" Egbejule
The Jinja Ninja: Exploiting Jinja Template Engine for Code Execution

17.00

Panel

17.30

Anna Makarudze Vice-President, Django Software Foundation
Keynote

18.15

Lightning talks

18.45

Close

08.30

Registration

09.00

Marlene Mhangami
Introduction

09.15

Ewa Jodlowska Executive Director, Python Software Foundation
Keynote

10.00

Flavio Percoco
Inheriting code and I don't mean classes

Sherin Thomas: PyTorch, RedisAI & Hangar
The missing pieces of a complete deep learning workflow

10.30

Break

11.00

Aaron Yankey
Python Side of Vim

Kwadwo Agyapon-Ntra
Deep Learning on Steroids - Using Transfer Learning to Accelerate Model Performanc

11.30

Kuda Siziva
How to avoid burnout

Adeyinka Adegbenro
Accessibility Testing: Making Information and Software available to all and sundry

12.00

Loek van Gent
Make 'em pay: Connecting multiple African payment service providers

Simbarashe Timothy Motsi
Visualizing the Impact of Cyclone Idai

12.30

Adeleke Idowu
Test Driven Data Science

13.00

Lunch

14.00

Daniele Procida
The world's cheapest, simplest plotter

14.30

Larry Ndumbe
Your Journey to the Unknown: A tale of how I debunk new codebases

Funsho Olaniyi
Fun with Functional Programming

15.00

Nicholas Del Grosso
Unraveling the Spaghetti: Tips for Refactoring Your Code

Eyitayo Alimi
Going Beyond The Codes : Building inclusive technical Communities

15.30

Ngazetungue Muhue
How Python Rise in Nambia

Prudence Attablayo
Python for Cybersecurity

16.00

Break

16.30

Yan
Understanding how a malware works using Python

Enock Seth Nyamador
Geo+Python: A Shallow Dive into GIS Development

17.00

Erick M'bwana
Unit testing and mocking in Python​​​​​​​

Daniel Phiri
Python Powered Disease Classification Web Application

17.30

Kojo Idrissa Board member, Django Events Foundation North America
Keynote

18.15

Lightning talks

18.45

Close

08.30

Registration

09.00

Workshops, sprints, tutorials
Programme to be confirmed