Members of the IT Club who helped organize and participated in the first ever PyConKE Conference held on campus on Friday,
September 29, pose for a group photo at the conclusion of the event. Photo:Antonio Longangi
Software developers from all over East Africa converged on campus on Thursday, September 28 and Friday, September 29 to attend PyConKE 2017 - the first annual convention in Kenya that brought together software developers, techies, business people, startups, learning institutions and other institutions that have either an interest or a stake in the open source python programming language & related technologies in its ecosystem.
Over 250 participants attended 22 talks held within 8 parallel workshops. Addressing such topics as Data Science with Python, Development of Chatbots, Data Analysis with Python, Django Girls, Functional Programming, Natural Language Processing, Getting Financing for Tech Projects, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence among others.
The PyConKE talks and workshops created awareness about technological advancements and how they are being used by developers in Kenya and around the world to solve real-world problems. The conference provided USIU-Africa students with exposure to the Python and Django programming languages, as well as a conducive environment for sharing, connecting, innovating and finding answers.