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Africa & Middle East (AFME)

Scikit-learn Open Source Sprint

February 6, 2021 (Saturday)

10am to 2pm (EAT)

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SPRINT INformation

We are excited to announce our 2021 scikit-learn open source sprint! The scikit-learn sprint is a hands-on "hackathon" where we work on issues in the scikit-learn GitHub repo and learn to contribute to open source.

This event is by application, and applications are processed on a rolling basis.

OUR GOAL: This sprint is focused on increasing the participation of folks in scikit-learn from the Africa and Middle East regions.

WHEN: Saturday, February 6, 2021

TIME: 10am to 2pm (EAT)



Time Zone

  • Casablanca (WET): 8am - 12pm

  • Nairobi (EAT): 10am - 2pm

Reference: Time Converter


1. Follow the Code of Conduct and contribute to creating a professional, welcoming and inclusive environment.

2. Must have a GitHub account.

3. Must have working knowledge of Python.

4. Must have some knowledge and experience using scikit-learn, the Python machine learning library.

5. It is helpful to have some familiarity with Git.

Read through this website for full information (including Prep Work) and then submit application.

Crash course in contributing to open source projects

Andreas Mueller

Example of Submitting a Pull request to scikit-learn

Reshama Shaikh

scikit-learn Sprint instructions Vol 2

Andreas Mueller


Key Links

Support Open Source

There is no charge for the sprint. We ask you to donate here a nominal amount ($5 to $10) or more (depending on your budget) to support open source and future sprints.