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PyCon Pakistan Explores the Possibilities of Python in Pakistan

Python is a programming language that is growing and bringing innovation in the world. Some of the most developed nations around the globe use python in all fields be it robotics, healthcare, banking. The biggest tech giants including Google, Instagram, Quora, Mozilla, NASA are using elements of Python or completely running on it.

PyCon Pakistan has started this initiative to introduce this language in the local market specifically in fields like artificial intelligence and robotics.

At the event conducted by PyCon Pakistan, the diverse audience took part including teachers, professionals, students, and freelancers.

A software engineer part of the event said, “I’ve never worked in machine learning, despite working in Python. So this event is basically helping me learn a good number of things – this is easy access to best practices around the world.”

A senior developer Zahra Khan, said, “I’m trying to see whether this is something I, along with the team I lead, should be switching to.”

She further said, “From the new bots to self-driving cars, there is a lot you can do with this language.”

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Daniyal Zahid an entrepreneur said, “We have been recently shifting most of our projects to Python because I know it is growing to be one of the most popular languages in the world.”

A participant said,

“Raymond Hettinger is like the Shahrukh Khan of the Python community. Hettinger has been working with the language for 15 years, during which time he has created multiple tools and trained more than 4,000 engineers.”

Another known in Python market David Beazley said, “I’ve been involved with Python for more than 20 years and have always found it to have a highly enthusiastic and welcoming community. The community thrives when people give back to it – so I always welcome opportunities where I can share my own enthusiasm for Python.”

Nudrrat Khawaja an organizer said, “PyCon in the UK has been taking place for about 10 years, and it was only this year that they managed to pull together 700 people – this event started with more than 500 people the first time we did it.”

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Maria Shoaib another speaker said, “You can predict so many different things with Python. You can predict things like network failures, and predict in advance when a fiber optic cable will fail. You can predict earthquakes in advance or even natural disasters – there are numerous applications of this.”

Ammara Laeeq a trainee at the event said, “A chatbot is a program that can talk like a human. Businesses today are deploying bots to interact with their online customer base. Imagine ordering a pizza and getting it to your doorstep without ever talking to a human being.”

CEO Arbisoft Yasser Bashir said, “We are really passionate about building a community of Python programmers because it is the language to get behind these days. This is definitely going to be the language of the next 10 years.”

He further said, “We are entering a new age where many of the researchers and technologies that are being developed will rely on Python’s problem-solving technologies – you can use it to solve real problems of the modern world.”