Call for talk proposals extended to June 10th

We’re extending the deadline for call for talk proposal originally posted here to June 10th, as we had requests from would be speakers for more time.

If you have anything interesting to share (It doesn’t have to be a totally technical talk at all), we would be happy to have you!

You can submit your proposal(s) here: http://bit.ly/pyconmy2016cfp

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Friday Workshop: Building with Python

Good news!

To kickoff PyCon MY 2016, we’ll be having a paid workshop for anyone who is interested in jump starting  their next project with Python. Boey Pak Cheong of Pytech Resources will be your trainer and will guide you on using python 3.

You can purchase tickets for the workshop here.

This workshop is suitable for beginners or someone who has not previous experience on using python, but you’ll need to have experience in programming with a different language as a background. Please read through the course description below before signing up:

1 Building with Python
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Friday August 26, 2016 10AM to 5PM (lunch break 12PM to 2PM)

Title: Building with Python

1.1 About the workshop
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You already have some experience with at least one other language and
 now would like to learn how to code in Python and how to build your
 future applications with it.

Getting involved in the Python community is a great way to quickly
 learn and hone your Python skills. This one-day workshop will provide
 you a broad flavour of the language as well as to build a strong
 foundation for you to step into the diverse application domains of
 Python on your own.

First we gain some understanding of the language by playing with some
 code snippets. Then we introduce a simple text-based game which
 covers importing modules, random numbers, loops, data type conversion,
 input from user and other topics. We will also discuss what libraries
 are available to build your Python applications.

1.2 Prerequisites
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- You should already know how the basics of programming in at least
 one other programming language.
 - A laptop (Windows,Mac, or Linux)
 - Python 3 preinstalled (from https://www.python.org/downloads/).
 - A programmer's editor you are comfortable with.

1.3 Learning outcomes
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

- Learn how to install and set up Python and third party libraries
 - Write basic Python programs and understand code that is written by
 others.
 - Establish a strong foundation for you to further develop your
 coding skills on their own.
 - Learn what tools are available for use for your Python projects

Trainer Profile

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Boey Pak Cheong

Boey Pak Cheong has more than 20 years experience using Python and has
been teaching it since 2006. His clients include Intel, F-Secure,
CSGI, Experian, MIMOS, Censof and many others.

He founded Pytech Resources which specializes in Python and Django
training and consultancy and software development. Boey graduated from
Universiti Malaya with a degree in Chemical Engineering but became
keenly interested and actively involved in computer programming from
the late 1980s. He has worked in technical and management positions
with British Petroleum, ITT and Alcatel and also attended a senior
management training program at the London Business School, UK.

He created the software for a leading e-commerce website using Python
that dynamically generates comprehensive pdf reports and continues
active development of new products for this website. But today Boey is
primarily focused on teaching Python and Django and providing
consultancy services thereof.

Platinum Sponsor Announcement: HDE

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We’re thrilled to announce our Platinum Sponsor for PyCon MY: HDE based in Tokyo! HDE has been very supportive of PyCon in the Asia Pacific region, and this year marks their entrance as sponsors for PyCon MY.

About HDE:

The last goal of a business is making a profit and contributing to the society through it.

Since we started our business in 1996, we have faithfully worked on how we can make the world better with our new technology.

Our concept of “liberating technology” harbors the hopes that more of our customers can benefit from high-end technology including ours; we believe it can change the world better.

Through the technology, we’d ultimately like to make a new value and contribute to the world economy. Also, we are sure it will return us a bigger benefit by the expansion of the world economy when we pursue common good other than monopolistic trivial gain.

“Accept the present needs and create original but practical solutions.” “Invigorate Japanese IT industry and distribute the interest to as many people as possible.” These are the first step to our goal, which will prove our desire to the intellectual horizon, as well.

As we have done, we will never stop being creative in the future.

HDE believes the potential that Malaysia has, and are excited to tie up with local businesses and also are interested to meet talented engineers during PyCon MY 2016.

Announcing SolutionX Software as a Silver Sponsor

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We’re pleased to announce SolutionX Software as a Silver Sponsor for PyCon MY 2016. SolutionX Software has also sponsored Mini PyCon MY 2014 and PyCon MY 2015.  We are grateful for the commitment and continual support by SolutionX Software for the past two years until now.

SolutionX Software is a software development company specializing in Mobile and Web apps. We help our customers realize their dreams and resolve their business issues by providing consultancy and development services to them. We use Python for our web backend.

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. Get Ticket Now .

Python Software Foundation is a Special Sponsor

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The PyCon MY 2016 organizing team is proud and excited to announce that we have received confirmation the Python Software Foundation (PSF) has agreed to send us a grant equivalent to a Gold Sponsor amount.

The mission of the Python Software Foundation is to promote, protect, and advance the Python programming language, and to support and facilitate the growth of a diverse and international community of Python programmers.

Thank you to the PSF for their continued support from 2015.