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Python on Windows

Hi ya'll, So in my previous post I wrote about the PyCon Namibia 2016 conference that took part from 25 - 29 January 2016. I had some people actually send me e-mails asking on how to install Python on Windows. And this post will give a short way to install and start using Python on Windows. The following steps assume that you have internet access on your laptop and that you have administrative privileges on the computer you wish to install Python on. Additionally it also assumes that you know a little about basic systems administration on Windows or at the very least a power user. LEGO!! FYI: This only works for Windows 7 and newer versions To install Python on Windows: Go to The Python.org website under Downloads and Download the Windows executable installation file  Get the 2.7.x version although there are developers that are trying to push for the 3.x versions, I still feel that the latest version might not be as stable (then again me likes 2.7) Once the dow

Start to year (PyCon Namibia 2016)

Hi ya'll, I trust that the new year is going well. Mine started off with a bang! Imagine starting the working year with a conference :-). From the 25 -29 January 2016 we held the first ever  PyCon Namibia 2016  conference ever. This was actually technically the second conference that focuses on Python and some Django in Namibia. The first even took place around the same time last year. It was called  Python Namibia 2015 . This specific saw about 70 participants from all over the world. Building on the 2015 even PyCon Namibia 2016 actually had more participants, workshop leaders and speakers from all over the world. For me personally it was the first one that had a lot of people from other African countries (Then again it is only the second one thus far so... ). For this year the PyCon Namibia 2016 had one of the furthest travelling participants from Canada ! yay! But more impressive is that he has very strong roots in West Africa within about 4 countries. That is the start