PyLadies Ghana is an initiative under the Python Software Community in Ghana (Python Ghana) focused on bridging the diversity gap in tech by empowering more ladies making them become active participants and leaders in Python and the open-source Community.
We aim to promote, educate and advance a diverse community through outreach, education, conferences, events and social gatherings.
PyLadies Ghana also aims to provide a friendly support network for women and a bridge to the larger Python world. Anyone with an interest in this is encouraged to join us!
Quick to setup
Python is easy to download, even for the newbie; careful documentation takes you through the download and setup steps in either Windows, Mac, or Linux environments. Tons of support and documentation make Python learning fairly manageable. If you want to jump right into Python without any need for download on your machine, just go to one of many online tutorials like Codecademy.
Python is fast
Python has developed a reputation as a solid, high-performance language. Lots has been done in recent years to get to this point. The PyPy project aims to speed up Python as a whole (and is doing a great job of it). And Numba is another tool that can offer amazing speedups by implementing high performance functions written directly in Python.
Python has broad support
The applications for Python are broad and varied; it’s used by individuals and big industry players alike in everything from systems automation, testing, and ETL to gaming, CGI and web development. Disney uses Python to help power their creative process. And Mozilla releases tons of open source packages built in Python. Bank of America uses Python to build new products and interfaces within the bank’s technology infrastructure.Python is widely used by a number of big companies like Google, Pinterest, Instagram, Disney, Yahoo!, Nokia, IBM, and many others.Not to mention, since a lot of big companies rely on the language, you can make good money as a Python developer.
Ease of use
Python gets a lot of accolades for being easy to learn, and rightfully so. The learning curve is very gradual. Other languages can be quite steep. Python places a heavy emphasis on readability, as shown by its comparison with other object-oriented languages.
Meet the Team
Meet the group of some amazing individuals behind the success of this community.