PyConZA 2017

Thursday 5th October...

PyConZA starts on Thursday 5th October!

In case you've forgotten, the venue is The River Club in Observatory.

Registration opens at 8:30, followed at 9:15 by the opening and Flavio Percoco's keynote Don't try to look smart. Be smart.

Thursday includes talks on, the Karoo Array Telescope, Empowering Zimbabwean Girls, GraphQL, GIL-less PyPy, and How to Take Five Weeks of Vacation.

The day closes with lightning talks.

If you have a lightning talk to offer, email with a title and a two-sentence description of the topic.

If you don't have a ticket yet, you can still buy one!

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and Friday 6th October

The conference continues on Friday the 6th, kicking off with talks on Data Science, Deep Learning, and Deploying Django applications in Docker Containers.

After the morning coffee break there will be talks on Pandas, Computer Vision and TDD, and an open space discussion on handling large numbers of bug reports.

The afternoon will see talks on natural language FAQs, writing your own search and Surviving a Legacy Codebase.

There will then be a second opportunity for lightning talks, and the conference will end with Lasse Schuirmann's keynote From Fun to Business - How Open Source can Change Your Life.

During the closing, there'll be an opportunity for people attending sprints to announce what they'll be sprinting on, so that others interested in similar things can join them.

Open Spaces

Through out the conference there will be open spaces (community discussions) taking place in the Kei room.

Scheduled open spaces:

If you have a topic you'd like to discuss with others, email with a title and a two-sentence description of the topic and run your own open space!

Python for Everyone

If you haven't programmed before, or are new to programming, come to Python for Everyone!

This hands-on workshop will teach you the fundamental concepts of computer programming, and get you started with using Python to solve problems, automate work, and bring your ideas to life.

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The sprints will be on the 7th and 8th of October at The Oracle Cloud Development Centre in Black River Park.

Everyone interested in hacking on or with Python is welcome (even if you couldn't attend the conference itself).

Tickets Sold

  • Main Conference: 333 / 350.
  • Tutorials:
    • Web Scraping: 16
    • Ansible Essentials: 27
    • Elasticsearch: 13
    • Thumbnail and Dynamic Captions: 0
    • Tutorial lunch: 11
  • Software Carpentry: 40 / 40.


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