Diversity & Inclusion in the Python Community Panel


Come meet some of the folks working on Diversity and Inclusion in the global Python Community! Join the live panel discussion to hear about the challenges and the work they do.

With Marlene Mhangami, Nabanita Roy, Iqbal Abdullah. Chaired by Tereza Iofciu.


Iqbal Abdullah

Iqbal is the CEO of LaLoka Labs and has been a Python user since 1.5.2

He is a Malaysian based in Japan and have been actively participating as a speaker as well as an organizer within the Python communities around the East Asia and South East Asia region.

He was the PyCon chairperson for PyCon APAC 2017, PyCon MY 2015 and also founded PyCon JP in 2013. He is currently active within the PSF Trademarks WG and also the PSF Diversity and Inclusion WG.

You can read his writing and thoughts about Python and the community in his blog. Feel free to connect with Iqbal on LinkedIn or on Twitter

Tereza Iofciu

Tereza Iofciu is an experienced data practitioner, having worked as a data science manager, data scientist, data engineer, and product manager. She is leading a coaching team and teaching data science and neuefische in Hamburg. She is a co-organizer of the PyLadies Hamburg group, hosting regular meetups with the community. She is also a PSF Code of Conduct and Diversity & Inclusion working groups member and has been awarded the Python Software Foundation 2021 Q1 community service award. Recently she has joined the DISC Steering Committee team.

Marlene Mhangami

Marlene is a Zimbabwean software engineer, explorer, 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 vice-chair for the Python Software Foundation and is currently working as a Developer Advocate at Voltron Data. 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 the previous chair of PyCon Africa and is an advocate for women in tech on the continent.

Nabanita Roy

Data Scientist @ ACI Worldwide | Education Lead @ Women in AI Ireland | Tech-Blogger @ Medium | ❤ NLP


The event is finished.


Jul 14 2022


10:00 pm - 11:00 pm