Anna Makarudze

I am a freelance software engineer based in Harare, Zimbabwe. I am also the Fundraising Coordinator/Software Engineer/Trustee for the Django Girls Foundation. I am a former President of the Django Software Foundation, having served on the DSF Board in various capacities from 2018 - 2022. I am the DjangoCon Africa organising committee chair and have also organised PyCon Zimbabwe 2016/2017. I have also organised several Django Girls events in Zimbabwe, Germany and Tanzania and given talks at many conferences including DjangoCon Europe 2017, DjangoCon US 2018, PyCon Africa 2019 and DjangonCon Africa 2023.


Django Girls: Decade in Review and Beyond
Anna Makarudze, Rachell Calhoun

On the 21st of July 2014, the first day of EuroPython 2014 in Berlin, the first-ever Django Girls workshop was held. This year, Django Girls turns 10! As we celebrate our 10th anniversary, we invite you to join us as we examine the transformational decade of Django Girls, a global movement dedicated to empowering women in technology and strengthening the Django community through fostering diversity.