[python-nigeria] News, News, and more News

Aisha Bello aishabello2050 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 16:01:16 EST 2016

Dear Pythonistas,

I hope this meets everyone well. Here's bringing more news from the stables
of LasGidi :)

The Python- Africa mailing list I earlier spoke about that was born out of
PyCon Namibia is up and running. To subscribe to the list:
https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-africa "African Python
Users group -- Linking African Python Efforts, because We are Stronger
Together" The plan is to connect all pythonistas in various African
countries passionate about driving growth in Africa through Open source.

DjangoGirls Lagos: We unveiled our Mentors for the workshop, and here's an
official and massive shout out in honor of our mentors
<https://djangogirls.org/lagos/#coach> who will take the whole day out of
their very busy schedules and other commitments to mentor over 30 girls/
women. Thank you still to everyone who have contributed in one way or the
other to making the workshop a success. For all our collective efforts our
first DjangoGirls workshop will be #Awesome thanks to everyone in our
On a lighter note I got featured in the International DjangoGirls blog in my
Django story
<http://blog.djangogirls.org/post//your-django-story-meet-aisha-bello> where
I mentioned our community :D *a few times*

Just the way everyone came out here and lent a voice and helping hand to
the Lagos event let's replicate the same for te DjangoGirls workshop in
Ile-Ife. I am sure Lekan Wahab would update us here when he needs our help.

Python Nigeria meetup: I am trying to finalize a venue for the meetup
before the week runs out and I would be in touch on how to register for the

On the Agenda for the Meetup I had a brief meeting with Bayo and we came up
with a few pointers for the agenda and he would be posting soon the
schedule so we could agree add or subtract if need be. Among other items on
the agenda mentioned was PyNigeria, 5 minutes lightening talk/Pitch on open
source projects anyone would like the community to collaborate on, setting
up a committee for the Python Users group, A website et.al.....

On a completely un-related to python note I came across this article by OONwoye
on an open source project Nigeria needs
<http://oonwoye.com/2016/01/16/postcode/> I found myself agreeing with the
fact that there is a need for a postcode system that would be implemented
in Nigeria. Any thoughts? Maybe I could ask if they were implementing in
Python we could join in :D

Thoughts, Ideas e.t.c are highly welcome. Until I come your way with more
news have a pythonic week ;) and I look forward to meeting a lot of you in
our meetup next Saturday.

Kind Regards,

Aisha Bello

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