(Medium.quiskit) A group of around 120 students, educators, researchers, and developers met to innovate creative solutions and build new products using Qiskit in Pilanesberg, South Africa in December 2019.
The event was preceded by a quantum computing summer school hosted at Wits University from December 2 to 10, 2019. The week-and-a-half-long summer school covered introductory quantum computation concepts as well as coverage of novel quantum algorithms. 200 students from 14 different countries attended rigorous coursework in the mornings, and ran quantum algorithms on real quantum computers in the afternoons.
This event wrapped up a successful first year of international Qiskit Camps, which ranged from United States, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Qiskit Camps enabled quantum computing experts, enthusiasts, and beginners to bond and grow the quantum computing community worldwide. Teams were comprised of people from a variety of disciplines, including computer scientists, physicists, mechanical engineers, and more.