IUMW Second Site Visit

On the 29th of April 2016 we made a second site visit to the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, International University of Malaya-Wales and the Dean of the faculty, Prof. Dr. Patrice brought us around the campus showing us the facilities which will be available for PyCon MY 2016.

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With the Dean of the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (FSTEM) Prof. Dr. Patrice
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The main auditorium that can fit 400 people.
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One of the seminar rooms available for tracks.
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Cafeteria facility.

We spent around over 2 hours going around the facilities planning how the event can fit well with what will be available for us.

The Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics IUMW is also around 520 meters from the Putra Komuter train station, and will take you around 7 minutes to walk from the station to the faculty building.

We’re looking for sponsors

We’ve had great support from local and foreign companies for PyCon MY 2015, and we’re also hoping for greater support this year for PyCon MY 2016.

You can download the Sponsorship Prospectus and see what sponsorship packages fits with your team and budget. Please contact the email addresses at the end of the prospectus for further information.

As anywhere else, PyCon  is a “by the community, for the community” conference, and without help in terms of financial sponsorship, exposure, talks and even attendance from the local enterprises and community, we couldn’t do any of this.

Thank you in advance for the kind support.

Announcing PyCon MY Keynote Speaker Steve Holden

We’re excited to announce our second keynote speaker at PyCon MY 2016.

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Steve Holden

Steve has extensive programming, design and implementation experience which he has used in everything from low-level device drivers to high-volume systems. He was a lecturer in Computer Science at Manchester University in the 1980’s. One of his research projects created the first UK implementation of the object-oriented SmallTalk-80 language invented at Xerox PARC. A group under his leadership created VuWriter, the world’s first scientific multi-language WYSIWYG word processor

Steve was in Singapore for the first PyCon APAC in 2010 and we’re delighted to welcome him to Kuala Lumpur this year for PyCon MY. Steve has made tremendous contribution to the Python community, from organizing the first PyCon in the US in Washington D.C in 2003 to being the Chairman for the PSF.

PyCon MY 2016 is happening this year from 26 August 2016 to 28 August 2016 at  International University of Malaya-Wales (IUMW), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tickets for PyCon MY 2016 is on sale!

With the announcement of our first keynote, we’re excited to open up ticket sales for PyCon MY 2016. You can get your ticket from the link below:

http://pyconmy-2016.peatix.com

We have limited Early Bird tickets for sale, which gives you savings of over 30% from the standard priced tickets. Once the Early Bird tickets goes out of stock, we’ll move to standard priced tickets.

PyCon MY 2016 is happening this year from 26 August 2016 to 28 August 2016 at  International University of Malaya-Wales (IUMW), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

Announcing PyCon MY Keynote Speaker Tarek Ziadé

We’re excited to announce our first keynote speaker at PyCon MY 2016.

Tarek Ziadé

Tarek Ziadé

Tarek is an engineering manager at Mozilla, using Python for most of his projects. He was involved a few years ago in helping fixing the packaging issues in Python itself, and has many crazy stories about that. He’s also authored several books and has developed a passion for running and playing trumpet.

We’re delighted to give him hearty welcome to Kuala Lumpur this year and looking forward to seeing him at PyCon MY. More speakers will be announced soon.

PyCon MY 2016 is happening this year from 26 August 2016 to 28 August 2016 at  International University of Malaya-Wales (IUMW), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.