Keynote with Anna Makarudze

Tuesday 10:15 am, Salon A-E
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About This Talk

Anna’s keynote will dive into her journey with coding, what got her interested in programming and why she chose Python despite the language not being popular in her region. She will also talk about her journey learning to code in Python and how her involvement in the Python community as a beginner has helped her grow and develop her coding skills. She will share what mentorship means to her and how positive mentorship can impact the lives of many beginner coders.

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Anna Makarudze

Anna is currently the Fundraising Coordinator for the Django Girls Foundation and has given talks at DjangoCon Europe, PyCon Italia, PyCon Namibia, PyCon South Africa, and many others. She has also been on the organizing team for many Django Girls events in Zimbabwe, the first two PyCon Zimbabwe events, and DjangoCon Europe 2018. She also runs PyLadies Harare and is a founder trustee of the Zimbabwe Python Association. She is also a member of the Django Software Foundation Board of Directors for 2018.