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Uncategorized By John Kieti / March 9, 2011

Nairobi Python User Group Meetup


We’ll be running the First “Nairobi Python User Group” meetup on Monday the 14th of March at the iHub. We will start at 18:00 for coffee and talks.

Hopefully this will become a monthly event.

During this meetup there will be a presentation of “Bungeni – an Open Source parliamentary and legislative information system” which has been developed on Python (See http://www.bungeni.org ), and incidentally the core development team lives in Nairobi.

Bungeni aims to increase the efficiency of parliamentary activities and make Parliaments more open and accessible to citizens. After the presentation there will be a question /answer session.

Any volunteers for future talks and lightning presentations ? I saw pretty interesting things from the last email thread on how people were using Python. Remember — anyone is welcome to make a presentation. For lightning presentations you don’t need to be an expert  – even a plea for help or advice makes a  good lightning presentation. Experts are also welcome ! Other possibilities : A pet project, a new library you’ve come across recently, a learning experience you’ve had, anything.

If you have any Python-interested friends or colleagues, try to bring them along too.


Author : John Kieti

John Kieti is the Lead at m:lab East Africa. He is an exponent for mobile entrepreneurship and an experienced m4d professional. John is passionate about the growth of East Africa's knowledge economy. He holds an MBA and BSc in Computer Science. He also occasionally shares his thoughts about East Africa's knowledge economy on his blog -

  • Sam Kitonyi at 13:57:23PM Thursday, March 10, 2011

    Sounds like fun! I’d be interested in giving a lightning talk. Who do I talk to about it?

  • Kenny at 11:03:53AM Saturday, March 12, 2011

    Looking forward to it.


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