Python Conference Nigeria 2020
Bridging the Sustainability Development Gap:
Developing Sustainable Solutions in a Post-COVID-19 Era!
Date: 8th–9th Dec, 2020
Time: 10:00AM - 4:00PM Daily
Location: Virtual (Hopin)
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Date: 8th–9th Dec, 2020
Time 10am–4pm daily
Location: Virtual (Hopin)
Why Participate?
We are Connecting, Inspiring, Sharing & Celebrating the Python Nigeria Community
Why should you attend?
  • Get updated on new technological trends & innovations
  • Connect with key industry players
  • Network with a community of tech experts
  • Connect with entrepreneurial opportunities
How to gain access to the Conference on Hopin
PyCon Nigeria 2020 will be hosted on Hopin. After registration via Eventbrite, all attendees are expected to check their mails to get access to the platform using the links provided to them.
Conference Schedule
Please note that this is our provisional schedule and is subject to change. Times listed are West Africa Time (WAT) zone.
Tuesday, 8th Dec. 2020
Wednesday, 9th Dec. 2020
Plenary Session 10h00 — 10h40
Plenary Session 10h00 — 10h40
Olubayo Adekanmbi & Guido van Rossum | Hosted by Pius Okigbo
Plenary Session | Welcome Address by Guido
Olubayo Adekanmbi & Guido van Rossum
Keynote Speech 10h45 — 11h15
Keynote Speech 10h45 — 11h15
Lorena Mesa
Welcome Address/Talk
Break 11h15 — 11h30
Break
Talk 11h30 — 12h00
Talk 11h30 — 12h00
UBA Foundation Sponsored Session
Talk 12h05 — 12h35
Talk 12h05 — 12h35
MTN Sponsored Session
Lunch 12h35 — 1h05
Lunch
Talk 1h10 — 1h40
Talk 1h10 — 1h40
Daniel Awe
Endless Opportunities for Innovators
Talk 1h45 — 2h15
Talk 1h45 — 2h15
Ifeoma Okafor-Obi
Digital Entrepreneurship to Transform Communities
Break 2h15 — 2h30
Break
Talk 2h30 — 3h00
Talk 2h30 — 3h00
Folorunso Sakinat
The science of FAIR data
Talk 3h05 - 3h35
Talk 3h05 - 3h35
Yomi Akinyemi
Analytics and Expectations from the Business Community
Talk 3h40 — 4h10
Talk 3h40 — 4h10
Sarah Adigwe
Unleashing the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for education
Day End 4h10 — 4h40
Days End
Plenary Session 10h00 — 10h40
Plenary Session 10h00 — 10h40
Chinenye (ISPON) & Wes McKinney
Plenary Session | Welcome Address by Wes
Wes McKinney
Keynote Speech 10h45 — 11h15
Keynote Speech 10h45 — 11h15
Ewa Jodlowska
Welcome Address/Talk
Break 11h15 — 11h30
Break
Talk 11h30 — 12h00
Talk 11h30 — 12h00
Precious Charles
Programming your Dream
Talk 12h05 — 12h35
Talk 12h05 — 12h35
Psalms Kalu
A Beginner's Guide to Testing in Django
Lunch 12h35 — 1h05
Lunch
Talk 1h10 — 1h40
Talk 1h10 — 1h40
Oluwatobi Aiyelokun
Harnessing Geospatial Artificial Intelligence (GeoAI) with Python
Talk 1h45 — 2h15
Talk 1h45 — 2h15
Tomasz Konieczny
Serverless - how to speed up tests over 300 times and achieve continuous integration / continous deployment (CI/CD)
Break 2h15 — 2h30
Break
Talk 2h30 — 3h00
Talk 2h30 — 3h00
Aakash Gupta
Analysing EO Data to Identify Impact of Covid-19 on the Economy
Talk 3h05 - 3h35
Talk 3h05 - 3h35
Samuel Jim
Understanding Big O Notation - How Code Slows as Data Grows
Talk 3h40 — 4h10
Talk 3h40 — 4h10
Pratibha Jagnere
Python Design Patterns : for good or worse
Day End 4h10 — 4h40
Days End
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Speakers
Guido van Rossum
Creator of the Python Language
Welcome Address
Guido van Rossum is the creator of the Python programming language.
Guido van Rossum is the creator of the Python programming language. In 2005 he joined Google, where he obtained the rank of Senior Staff Engineer, and in 2013 he started working for Dropbox as a Principal Engineer. In October 2019 he retired. Until 2018 he was Python's BDFL (Benevolent Dictator For Life), and he is still deeply involved in the Python community. Guido recently came out of retirement in November 2020 to join Microsoft’s Developer Division.
Ifeoma Okafor-Obi
Director of Operations, Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF)
Speaker
Ifeoma Okafor-Obi is the current director of operations at the Tony Elumelu Foundation
Ifeoma is an experienced leader with two decades of professional experience and is currently the Director of Operations at the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF). She is also the current John E. Pepper Humanitarian Award Winner 2021 and an Associate of the Institute of Directors of Nigeria.
Wes MCKinney
Director, Ursa Labs | Creator of Python Pandas Project
Keynote Speaker
Wes is an open-source software developer focusing on data analysis tools.
Wes is an open-source software developer focusing on data analysis tools. He created the Python pandas project and is co-creator of Apache Arrow, his current development focus. He authored 2 editions of the reference book “Python for Data Analysis”. Previously, he worked for Two Sigma, Cloudera, and AQR Capital Management, and he was co-founder and CEO of the startup DataPad.
Folorunso Sakinat (PhD)
Senior Lecturer, Department of Mathematics
Speaker
Dr. Sakinat Folorunso, is a senior lecturer in the department of Mathematic Sciences.
Dr. Sakinat Folorunso, is a senior lecturer in the department of Mathematic Sciences, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye Ogun State, Nigeria. She is a very strong advocate of female inclusiveness for young ladies in the AI ecosystem.
Lorena Mesa
Chair, Python Software Foundation (PSF)
Keynote Speaker
Political scientist turned coder, Lorena Mesa is a data enginner at Github.
Political scientist turned coder, Lorena Mesa is a GitHub data engineer, Python Software Foundation Chair, JOSS editor, & PyLadies Chicago co-organizer. Lorena's time at Obama for America & background in research and applied mathematics drove Lorena to pursue a career in engineering and data science. One part activist, one part Star Wars fanatic, and another part Trekkie, Lorena abides by the motto to "live long and prosper".
Yomi Akinyemi
Associate Director, Data & Analytics, KPMG
Speaker
Yomi is an Associate Director with KPMG Professional Services.
Yomi is an Associate Director with KPMG Professional Services, the Nigeria member firm of KPMG International, a network of firms focused on Advisory, Audit and Tax services. He currently leads the Data & Analytics business which is the function responsible for assisting clients get more value from data to raise the level of decision-making in the enterprise.
Ewa Jodlowska
Executive Director, Python Software Foundation
Talk
Ewa Jodlowska has been with the Python Software Foundation since 2012.
Ewa Jodlowska has been with the Python Software Foundation since 2012 and prior to that she assisted with PyCon as a contractor. Ewa’s responsibilities include managing the staff, giving direction and leadership to the Foundation, working with the board of directors on long-range strategic planning, and overseeing financial and program operations to name a few.
Olubayo Adekanmbi, PhD
Founder, Data Science Nigeria. CTO - MTN Nigeria
Panelist
Bayo is an award-winning business executive and founder of Data Science Nigeria
Bayo is an award-winning business executive who combines 19 years of cognate industry experience in Strategy, Marketing, Analytics and Business Transformation from two largest economies in Africa (Nigeria and South Africa). He is a Kaggle-validated hands-on Data scientist and a doctoral researcher with a Data Science product patent on Social Pricing Recommender.
Oluwatobi Aiyelokun
Team Lead, OEA Consults Limited
Speaker
Oluwatobi Aiyelokun, is a Geospatial-Artificial Intelligence (GeoAI) enthusisast.
Oluwatobi Aiyelokun, is a Geospatial-Artificial Intelligence (GeoAI) enthusiast, and currently leads a team of young professionals at OEA Consults Ltd with the goal of delivering innovative solutions that integrate the power of AI and GIS. He is an experienced geospatial intelligence analyst delivering innovative solutions that integrate the power of AI and GIS.
Sarah Adigwe
Data Scientist, Global council member of PyLadies
Speaker
Sarah is a member of the global member of PyLadies, and also won an award at the DSN bootcamp of 2019.
Sarah is a member of the global member of PyLadies, she won the award being the highest ranked lady at the DSN bootcamp competition of 2019. She is passionate about getting more females involved in STEM.
Psalms Kalu
CEO, Ashpot | A Board of Director at Python Nigeria
Speaker
Psalms Kalu is the CEO of Ashpot - a software company in Nigeria that builds enterprise solutions with AWS Cloud and Python.
Psalms Kalu is the CEO of Ashpot - a software company in Nigeria that builds enterprise solutions with Python and AWS Cloud; and trains developers as well. He has over a decade experience in software engineering and is passionate about improvement of technology awareness and accessibility of IT education in his local community Abia State where he serves as a mentor to the Python and PyData community. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors at Python Nigeria.
Daniel Awe
Head, Africa Fintech Foundry
Speaker
Daniel served as a Payment Solution architect at Access Bank, leading the Channels Solution Delivery Group.
Daniel served as a Payment Solution architect at Access Bank, leading the Channels Solution Delivery Group. He has spent the better part of the last 15 years innovating and creating cutting edge e-Payment platforms in the financial sector. Daniel spent over a decade at Diamond Bank and was an integral part of the team that led the bank's Digital Banking transformation. He led the architecting and delivery of Diamond Bank's transition from a multichannel platform to the first Omnichannel Platform in the country.
Samuel Jim
Senior Software Engineer, EAR1
Speaker
Samuel is a Senior Software engineer at EAR1, he is an...
Samuel is a Senior Software engineer at EAR1, he is an Open Source Advocate and Technical Writer. He's passionate about building Machine learning applications with a great focus on accessibility alongside contributing to and supporting FOSS.
Precious Charles
Machine Learning Cohort, AshPot
Speaker
Precious is a Machine Learning Cohort at Ashpot and an organizing...
Precious is a Machine Learning Cohort at Ashpot and an organizing member Python Abia, Pydata Aba and Pyladies Abia. She is also a data scientist and real estate consultant.
Tomasz Konieczny
Senior QA Engineer, Ro
Speaker
Interested in a wide range of QA related subjects - from test...
Senior QA Engineer at Ro. Interested in a wide range of QA related subjects - from test architecture to server setups. DevOps and automation enthusiast. Conference speaker with over 30 talks at international and nationwide events such as: SeleniumConf, InfoShare, TestCon Moscow, Testing Stage (twice), What The H@ck, DelEx, , DevTalks Reimagined, Serverless Days (Amsterdam and ANZ), Testing United, Devoxx Poland, 4Developers, TestWarez (four times), TestCamp, TestFest (twice, three talks), ConSelenium (twice), PyCode, TestDive (twice) and others.
Pratibha Sharma Jagnere
Python Design Patterns: for good or worse
Speaker
Pratibha is an enthusiast Pythoniasta, passionate for coding...
Pratibha is an enthusiast Pythoniasta, passionate for coding and books. Through her PyCon talks, she love to explore and share new things she learn in Python.
Aakash Gupta
Analyzing open EO data to quantify the impact of COVID19 on the economy
Speaker
Aakash has over 12 years of experience in building data science teams...
Aakash has over 12 years of experience in building data science teams from scratch. He is also the co-founder of Th!nkEvolve Consulting. He has won multiple hackathons. But at heart he is a kaggler and loves to connect and give back to the community. Currently he is also volunteering with CoronaWhy, which is a global community of 900+ professionals, who have come together to tackle issues caused by the pandemic.
Sponsors/Partners
PyCon NG 2020 has been made possible by our sponsors/partners who have supported us in various capacities including finance, technical support, training, platform and network.
UBA Foundation is the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of United Bank for Africa (UBA) Group. UBA Foundation is committed to the socio-economic betterment of the communities in which the bank operates, focusing on development in the areas of Environment, Education, Economic Empowerment and Special Projects.
Platinum Sponsor
MTN is Nigeria’s premier provider of connectivity, communication and collaboration solutions, and the largest privately owned mobile operator in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Our vision is to lead the delivery of a bold, new digital world to our customers and our purpose is to make Nigerian lives a whole lot BRIGHTER by delivering relevant, accessible, high-quality telecommunications solutions that put them in control.
Platinum Sponsor
Africa FinTech Foundry (AFF) is an Access Bank initiative that aims to nurture, fund, and accelerate the growth of FinTech startups in Africa through its mentorship and accelerator programmes, fast-tracking their growth and maturity to deliver relevant solutions to the market, providing greater access to financial services to the financial excluded across the continent.
Gold Sponsor
The Tony Elumelu Foundation is the leading champion of entrepreneurship in Africa. Our objective is to empower women and men across our continent, catalysing economic growth, driving poverty eradication and ensuring job creation. We believe the private sector’s role is critical for Africa’s development and that the private sector must create both social and economic wealth.
Gold Sponsor
KPMG Professional Services and KPMG Advisory Services are the KPMG member firm in Nigeria. KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services. We work closely with our clients, helping them to mitigate risks and grasp opportunities. Our vision is to build and sustain our reputation as the best firm to work with by ensuring our people, clients and communities achieve their full potential.
Knowledge Partner
The Python Software Foundation (PSF) is a non-profit corporation that holds the intellectual property rights behind the Python programming language. We manage the open source licensing for Python version 2.1 and later and own and protect the trademarks associated with Python. We also run the North American PyCon conference annually, support other Python conferences around the world, and fund Python related development with our grants program and by funding special projects.
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