Seeking Python users in Namibia

Posted by Daniele Procida on June 18, 2014

We want to make contact with Python/Django/free software users in Namibia - especially ones who'd like to be involved in a Python conference in Windhoek.

About the project

You may already be aware of a project to help establish a PyCon in an African city.

Support for the project is growing, and it now has the backing of a major British university, as part of a flagship Sub-Saharan Africa project. As part of this larger project, a PyCon-style free software community event would be held in Windhoek.

This support includes the personal involvement of a number of people who have a lot of experience running other projects across Africa, and who have numerous local contacts. It also includes the involvement of experienced community conference organisers.

Seeking Python and free software users in Namibia

What's missing at this point is one of the key parts of this project: an existing local Python/free software community that could host and benefit from the event.

The point is not for us to organise an event on behalf of local users, but to bring support, funding, expertise, visibility, international participants and so on, to help make it possible.

The project needs the involvement of an active local community. It doesn't matter if it's only a small community, or only just getting started - the purpose is to help develop it.

However, the event can't be staged without the active participation of local users (and won't be). So, we need some help in making contact with them.

If you know anyone in Namibia who's involved in Python/Django/free software, please get in touch, and please let them know about the project.

There's an email list for anyone who's interested; alternatively please contact Daniele Procida.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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