Meet & Greet with PSF D&I workgroup

Python has become one of the most popular programming languages in the world, meaning that along with this growth the Python community has continued to expand, in every continent around the globe. While this growth has been exciting, it has also brought new challenges and opportunities to improve our global community. Through this panel, we would like to address those challenges and understand our community better.

About Tereza Iofciu

Tereza is coaching data science at the neuefische ( bootcamp in Hamburg. Some of the roles she had in the past were data scientist, data engineer, and lead data scientist. She started the PyLadies Hamburg group and is now co-organising regular meetups dealing with data, python and IOT together with some awesome ladies. She is also a board member of the Python SV Verband and part of the Diversity&Inclusion and Code of Conduct work groups with the Python Software Foundation. She really loves data viz and she is also an ambassador for Observable. In her free time she draws dinosaurs under the label tiyepyep.

About Marlene Mhangami

Marlene is a Zimbabwean software engineer, Pythonista and speaker based in the city of Harare. She is an advocate for using science and technology for social good and increasing diversity in these fields. She is a director and the vice-chair for the Python Software Foundation and the chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Work Group. In 2017, she co-founded ZimboPy, a non-profit organization that gives Zimbabwean young women access to resources in the field of technology. She is also an avid reader and is currently pursuing a computer science degree, with a concentration in Machine Learning and AI at the University of London.

About Débora Azevedo

Débora is a teacher, master student in innovation with educational technologies, member of the PSF board of directors and cofounder of PyLadies Brazil.

About Sayantika Banik

Curiosity drives Sayantika and exploring data is her favorite. She is a D&I advocate and all about giving back to the community.

About Georgi Ker

Georgi is the PyCon APAC Conference Lead 2021 and organiser for several communities in Thailand including PyCon, RubyConf, PyLadies and Codewar. She is also a PSF fellow, member of PSF Diversity and Inclusion Workgroup and has won the PSF Community Service award in 2021. A mother of 2 teenagers, Georgi runs a Business Development and Digital Marketing Consultancy Firm. One of her current projects includes designing the website and assets for PyCon US 2022. During her spare time, she continues to learn new coding skills.