Program schedule for PyCon MY 2015 released!

We’ve released our Program Schedule for PyCon MY 2015 here:

http://www.pycon.my/pycon-my-2015-1/program

This year we have a bunch of interesting talks, from beginner to intermediate level, ranging from topics such as payments, web services, concurrency, best practices, documentation, Raspberry Pi and even Python For Kids.

These are basically fixed, but will still be subject to change if something else comes up. We plan to move the Program Schedule to Guidebook sooner rather than later where we can also upload speaker information and a bunch of other useful stuff and take down the Program Schedule on the website, so bear with us.

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Closing Sponsorship Programme for PyCon MY 2015

With the final slot for Gold Sponsorship taken up by Braintree, we are now closing our sponsorship programme for PyCon MY 2015.

In no apparent order, these are our sponsors for PyCon MY 2015:

We started from scratch to find funding for our first major PyCon in Malaysia at the start of 2015, and are now overwhelmed by the amount of support and interest we received from local and international companies,  organization or persons wanting to contribute. The generous contribution will help lower the costs of PyCon MY for the participants, makes the conference more interesting and also will also gives us the option to further organize it in the years to come.

Thank YouOn behalf of the PyCon MY organizing committee and also our participants, we would like to Thank You!

Announcing our Gold Sponsor for PyCon MY 2015: Braintree

We’re really excited to announce the Braintree, a Paypal company will be our Gold Sponsor for PyCon MY 2015! Yay!

BraintreeAbout Braintree:

As the Braintree_PayPal developer and startuprelations team, Braintree_dev works directly in thefield to educate and support the community aboutthe Braintree and PayPal APIs and SDKs. With uniqueprograms including BattleHack, Startup Blueprintand Start Tank, Braintree_dev engages with thecommunity to mentor, support and enable seamlesscommerce experiences through easy integrationsaround the globe.

Announcing our Silver Sponsor for PyCon MY 2015: Hack In The Box

We’ve just confirmed that Hack In The Box or HITBSecConf, the premier security conference will be our Silver Sponsor for PyCon MY 2015.

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HITBSecConf

About Hack In The Box:

HITBSecConf or the Hack In The Box Security Conference is an annual must attend event in the calendars of security researchers and professionals around the world. Held annually in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Amsterdam in The Netherlands, HITBSecConf is a platform for the discussion and dissemination of next generation computer security issues. Our events routinely feature two days of trainings and a two-day multi-track conference featuring cutting-edge hardcore technical talks delivered by some of the most respected names in the computer security industry. HITBSecConf is a place where ideas are exchanged, talent discovered and genius celebrated.

Site visit to our venue

Today we went to have our second site visit to our venue at Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University Malaya. We’ll be having our PyCon MY 2015 conference in the B Block

2015-07-22 16.50.38What we did today was to reconfirm the availability of the lecture halls for out tracks and the computer labs for our workshop.

The Faculty currently is going through some heavy construction which is taking up space in the parking lots behind the Faculty. This has the effect of reducing the amount of parking bays available, so we hope that participants can car pool or take public transportation to the venue.

Other than that, everything else looks good and we’re confident it will be an enjoyable weekend of pure Python goodness.

Looking forward to meeting you there!

CfP is closed

From 22nd March 2015 we have opened up calls for speakers via a public CfP and the time has come to close.

Thank you all for your proposals: We will go through them and contact you within the next week, before the ticket on sale period ends to give you a chance to buy your tickets. Due to the limited amount of slots, there is a possibility that your proposal cannot be accepted, but there will always be next year!

Call for proposals have been extended

Hi Everyone,

According to our original schedule, the CfP deadline is 3rd July 2015.

Because we would like to give as much opportunity as possible for speakers to gain from our sponsor giveaway, we have decided to extend the deadline to 10th July 2015.

Hooray!

The selected CfP announcement is unchanged at 24th July 2015.

So do you have a story to tell about how you use your python? Send them here!

O’Reilly discounts when you attend PyCon MY 2015

More good news when you attend PyCon MY 2015 in August:

O’Reilly, the chronicler and catalyst of leading-edge development, is generous enough to offer us discount codes through their O’Reilly’s Partner Program for EVERYONE attending PyCon MY 2015!

The discount code will be good for 40% off most print and 50% off most ebooks and videos on shop.oreilly.com.

O'Reilly Media

What’s the discount code? Well, I will only tell you on the event day, of course!

Thank you to the team at O’Reilly for making this happen.