[python-nigeria] python-nigeria Digest, Vol 7, Issue 7

Ifeanyi Oraelosi ifeanyioraelosi at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 13:45:48 EST 2016

Dear Pythonistas

It feels great to be part of a community like this. I didn't know this
mailing list existed until today. Thank you, Kosy.

I just read the mail about promoting the knowledge of programming to the
younger generation and thought to offer a suggestion, however impractical
it may be.

It would be nice if we could have centres where students could go to learn
to program. They would serve not only to introduce programming to the
students (like workshops and bootcamps) but also keep them interested. They
could also offer the students the opportunity to be mentored by more
experienced developers.

I've done my best to keep this email 'above the fold' so it may lack a bit
of detail. I wouldn't providing a more detailed explanation if need be.

Thank you for this community,


On Fri, 12 Feb 2016 at 18:03 <python-nigeria-request at python.org> wrote:

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>    3. Upcoming Meetup, The Agenda and more (olabayo onile-ere)
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> Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 17:36:06 +0000 (UTC)
> From: Bright Onwumere <brighthamza9 at yahoo.com>
> To: "python-nigeria at python.org" <python-nigeria at python.org>
> Subject: [python-nigeria] Introduction
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> Dear Pythonistas,
> it is really great to be a part of this community. Nice to meet everyone
> of you.
> I must really commend Aisha for the news, news and more news as well as
> the effort she is putting in keeping the forum alive. Well done Aisha.?
> Knowledge of programming is the one of the most sought after skill in the
> world today and our dear country lacks behind in this area. As a community,
> i am wondering how we can be of help in promoting the knowledge of
> programming to the younger generation via workshops, bootcamps etc or
> whatever means we can think of. Please suggestions would be highly welcome.
> Thanks and have a great weekend ahead.?Best Regards,
> Bright
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> Message: 2
> Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 23:13:40 +0100
> From: AA <deagbowale at gmail.com>
> To: Nigerian Python Users Group <python-nigeria at python.org>
> Subject: Re: [python-nigeria] News, News, and more News
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> Re: Agenda for the Meet up
> I think we should consider getting the following on the agenda:
> 1. Getting incorporated as an association/club with the Corporate Affairs
> Commission(lawyer's job actually)
> 2. Strategic plan for the next one year(towards PyconNG 2017); should
> include a 'test' event to assess preparedness and initiate vital linkage
> and partnerships.
> 3. We can do it all. And more
> Aisha Bello <aishabello2050 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >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
> >community.
> >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
> >meetup.
> >
> >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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> Message: 3
> Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:15:31 +0000 (UTC)
> From: olabayo onile-ere <olabayo96 at yahoo.com>
> To: "python-nigeria at python.org" <python-nigeria at python.org>
> Subject: [python-nigeria] Upcoming Meetup, The Agenda and more
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> Hello awesome Community, I have just wrapped up a few major tasks I had on
> my plate but I am sure glad I have this community where I can throw a
> pythonic tantrum lol, just kidding. As we know our lite meetup is here
> already and this mail contains a draft of our intended agenda, please go
> through and voice your thoughts, flesh the list out etc. The meetup will be
> for an hour and a half (20th Feb - Saturday) at the CCHub (
> http://cchubnigeria.com).
> We will be limiting this to 30 attendees (not counting coaches) because of
> the space limitation and it will be available through a link to an
> eventbrite registration page which will be sent to the mailing list ASAP,
> but hopefully the next one will have no such constraints.?
> Note: Registration is not required for coaches in the Django Girls
> Workshop.
> Gracias to CCHub, and you guys for making this day happen. Will be
> expecting your generous feedback ASAP.
> Agenda Draft
> General and brief introduction of the python mailing list, its members as
> well as attendees of the meetup, plus a short presentation outlining the
> community?s goals and general aspirations to be met.
> Introduction of one or two notable pythonists amongst us and a 5 mins talk
> to sound out their experiences in the Nigerian tech space and also drop one
> or two words of encouragement.
> Discussion on the feasibility, preparation and timelines for holding the
> first ever PyNigeria (What it entails).Setting up of a committee (To
> develop guidelines, planning and misc involved in organizing PyNigeria and
> any other projects that come up) to be nominated from a pool of volunteers?
> 3 - 5 mins discussions on projects being handled by pythonists, their
> experiences and their advice etc.
> Discussion on working on a community based open source project: people
> submit ideas and a general vote will be drawn to pick our first major
> project.
> Discussions on the setting up of a python slack channel or similar
> platform to improve engagement and communication between members.
> Light refreshments (This can fall between any agreed time)
> Conclusion - Meetup final notes of appreciation to our host, organizers
> and attendees.
> On a final Note I have been working on a Startup called Hotels? & Perks
> and would? love for anyone with an android, IOS and blackberry device to
> install the app and give me any feedback and or tips for my team to note.
> User testing Ux Tips etc and by the way the api is running on our beloved
> python.
> The hotel booking is active so please avoid booking for now as we don?t
> want any hotel receiving false positives.
> One link app stores install? -? ? http://onelink.to/rnzv85
> Thank you everyone Over and Out !!!
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