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This is a draft proposal.
To hold a PyCon (Python conference) in an African nation, aimed at:
and to establish it as a sustainable annual event.
The aim is to hold a PyCon in a sub-Saharan African nation (excluding South Africa, which already has an active Python and open source software development community and its own PyCon South Africa).
The host city will need to be one that already has local open source development communities with enough critical mass of people, skills, experience and resources to make the PyCon viable, not just as a one-off, but an enduring annual event.
This will be a technical conference, following the model of traditional PyCons held around the world.
Through the conference:
The vast majority of PyCon events rely on volunteers from the community. They are organised and managed by a local committee, with funding coming from ticket sales, sponsorship and support of organisations including the Python Software Foundation.
A viable and sustainable PyCon in an African nation will need to be run largely on this basis. Support - technical, organisational or financial - may come from outside (as it usually does in any case), but the event will need to be owned by the local community.