Anna (Zimbabwe) spent several years serving as the President of the Django Software Foundation. She will share her insights on how those in ethnic, gender and other minorities can succeed, and communities can support them.
Atieno (Kenya) is a backend developer at USAID HealthIT project; she is responsible for data pipelines and machine learning models. She's also passionate about open source contributions and mentorships. She'll be speaking about don't-repeat-yourself principles in Django queryset optimisation.
Brayan Kai (Kenya) is a data scientist. He is an active open-source software community contributor. He'll be discussing disability and opportunities for inclusion in open-source, to the benefit of communities and individuals.
Busola (Nigeria) lives in Lagos and works for Canonical as a process engineer and delivery expert - remotely. She will be discussing the opportunities that remote work offers African technology professionals.
Daniele (Italy) joined the Django Core team in 2013 and is an Engineering Director at Canonical. He'll be discussing the parallels between music and software, and what Africa and Black culture mean for them.
Dawn (USA) is a product manager at Microsoft. She will discuss developer tools for Python/Django programmers, and the benefits that Visual Studio Code’s Dev Containers can offer.
Eric (Kenya) works at Seige Software. In this talk he will explore the challenges of working with large datasets in the Django admin and show how to improve performance by integrating the powerful Typesense search into your Django applications.
Flavio (Italy) is a software engineering leader, working at some of the best-known companies in OSS, currently working at FLYR for Hospitality. He'll be speaking about what’s needed to turn a software idea to a reality.
Fuad (Tanzania) will talk about real-world examples of successful youth-led projects in Africa, and the tangible opportunities Django presents for entrepreneurship and job creation.
Honza (Czech Republic) is a Django Core contributor. He'll be speaking about what’s needed to turn a software idea to a reality.
Jon (United Kingdom) is Technical Director at Giant Digital; in this talk he will question the thinking that 'the cloud' should be the default starting-point for our deployment needs, and explore some older, simpler options.
Joseph (Nigeria) is a technology enthusiast and entrepreneur. He loves building with Python and Django, and will be talking about how to use Django's versatile management commands beyond their conventional use for administrative tasks in novel ways.
Kojo (USA) is one of the leaders of the North American Django community, and our first keynote speaker. He will be speaking about practices and patterns in problem-solving and how they apply across the globe.
Lidya (Ethiopia) is a researcher, data analyst and technology enthusiast, with a special interest in climate solutions. She'll be talking about e-farming - digital agriculture - as a movement that can advance the interests of rural farmers in developing nations.
Mariam (Nigeria) is a Senior Software Engineer. Her focus is on excellence in engineering: quality, performance, scalability. She'll be discussing Django's caching functionality, and practical approaches to using it to improve performance.
Mariusz (Poland) is one of the most important people in the world of Django. He has been a Django Fellow since 2019. This talk will dive deep into Lookups, a key component of the ORM.
Omotola (Nigeria) is the community manager for Outreachy, where she helps guide interns towards full-time employment in open-source software. She'll be talking about career paths, and how they work.
Ruth (Nigeria) is Community Lead at CHAOSS Africa, where she works to improve the health of Open Source communities on the continent. She'll be talking about careers, and how open-source software opens doors.
Samweli (Tanzania) works at Kartoza. He will speak about using open-source Python tools to visualise and and analyse geospatial data.
Sheena (South Africa) will discuss how COVID disrupted the work of Umuzi, a non-profit training provider, and how Django helped Umuzi weather the disruption.
Tahaa (Tanzania) is a cyber-security specialist, with a special interest in malware and reverse-engineering. He will be talking about using Django to create security tools, demonstrating a web application that performs security scans.
Velda (Kenya) is a software engineer and technical writer, with a special interest in DevOps and Kubernetes. She'll be talking about hidden gems and lesser-known techniques in Django.
Programmers spend a lot of their time debugging. Vuyisile (Zimbabwe) will introduce systematic approaches to the art, and some Python tools that Python developers can incorporate into their work.
More coming soon!