The second annual PyCon PK, an international convention that brings together software developers, IT professionals and programming enthusiasts from around the world, will take place in Lahore on November 17 and 18.
Spread over two days, PyCon 2018 will feature a packed schedule of keynote addresses and talks in addition to different workshops graded according to difficulty.
With topics such as “Using Python to Teach Programming to Children” and workshops such as “Building Modern APIs using Django 2.0” along with Python Bootcamp, a core objective of PyCon is to pass on technical skills and knowledge to enable non-Python developers and industry outsiders to explore the language.
Python is an open source, general-purpose, beginner friendly language, and
Speakers at the event
PyCon 2018 has 23 speakers lined up for this year, in addition to the return of industry insiders from last year such as Ammara Laeeq (co-founder, QC Technologies) and Yasser Bashir (CEO,
The conference also intends to
What is Python?
Python was developed by Guido van Rossum in the winter of 1989, designed to overcome the shortcomings of other languages and facilitate rapid data-intensive but highly readable programming — perfect to meet the demands of the future, as technology moves from desktop to mobile and embedded devices, and AI & Internet of Things move from speculation to
Data also indicates Python is correlated with higher GDP whereas languages such as PHP,
Despite its popularity, lucrative potential, and a clear move amongst the international tech industry to adopt it, Pakistan and other developing countries lag behind in upgrading their existing skill set to meet demands for it.
Originating in the United States in the year 2003, PyCon events have seen rising numbers and gone global with PyCons hosted in 38 countries so far.