[python-uk] PyCon Namibia - and funds to attend

Harry Percival harry.percival at gmail.com
Mon Jan 8 08:15:56 EST 2018

I think I might be able to go this year!  But don't let that put you off,
everyone ;-)

On Mon, 8 Jan 2018 at 11:59 Daniele Procida <daniele at vurt.org> wrote:

> Dear Pythonistas in the UK,
> The fourth PyCon Nambibia takes place next month: <http://na.pycon.org>.
> If you've ever wondered what it might be like to attend an African PyCon -
> well, here's a chance.
> Previous editions of PyCon Namibia have been attended by quite a number of
> visitors from the UK (as well as Europe, USA, Canada). This year, there'll
> be at least four people travelling from the UK to take part (including me,
> I wouldn't miss it for anything).
> It's highly recommended! Here's a rundown of last year's event: <
> https://na.pycon.org/en/pycon-namibia-2017/>
> The PyCon Society/UK Python Association is offering funds to help
> travellers this year. The travel grants are open to anyone who is involved
> in Python in the UK - if you're reading this, it almost certainly includes
> you.
> How to apply:
> * drop a line to <trustees at uk.python.org>, introducing yourself, before
> the 15th January 2018
> * give us an idea of what you intend to bring to the Namibian Python
> community, and what you think you'll be able to bring back
> * tell us how much you will need to make it possible for you to attend
> You don't need to be a pillar of the community or a Python expert to be
> considered. However, it's important to have an idea of why you're going.
> The funds are intended to enrich both the Namibian and UK Python
> communities through your participation.
> Funds are limited of course, but as a guide, something between £500 and
> £1000 could be considered reasonable. The airfare to Windhoek from the UK
> is generally around £660. Accommodation in Namibia is inexpensive (ask me
> for details if you need help planning). See also <
> https://na.pycon.org/en/accommodation/>.
> Regards,
> Daniele
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