Announcing OnApp as our Silver Sponsor

We are happy to announce OnApp as our Silver sponsor for PyCon MY 2018!

Here’s some words from OnApp

OnApp is a company that develops cloud management, CDN and storage software for managed service providers and telcos. OnApp has more than 150 staff in the U.S, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Their headquarters are based in London, UK

The person in charge for tying up with us even had this to say: Python is being actively used as a core language in OnApp KL engineering team, and we are very extremely happy to be part of it to promote and contribute to the python community. Hope to see a larger Python talent pool in Malaysia, our beloved country.

We are very thankful to OnApp for supporting the PyCon community by sponsorship to PyCon MY 2018!

PyCon MY is happening from 25 August to 26 August 2018 at University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (our venue partner).

Speak for PyCon MY! Submit your proposal here 4th August 2018.
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Development Sprint for PyCon MY 2018

For PyCon MY 2018, we are organizing a one day development sprint event, where developers regardless of skill level get together with project maintainers to work on open source projects.

Development sprint events are a great way for you to meet and actually work with experienced developers on interesting projects. More than often, conference development sprint events are where many new people start making their name working on open source projects. It’s a great place to start if you have ever thought of contributing to Open Source projects, but did not know where to start.

Development sprints for PyCon MY 2018 will be held at the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Time: 10AM to 5:30PM
Sprint Venue: Makmal Mikro 1, Blok A, FSKTM, University Malaya.

The sprint event is free, and you are not required to purchase a PyCon MY 2018 ticket, but space is limited: Please be considerate to other people that really is interested to join the sprints, and only get tickets if you can confirm that you can attend the event.

If you’re interested to participate in the sprints, please get your free tickets here.

Sprint Lead

The development sprint will be lead by Steve Clarke, Group Chief Technical Consultant Ezy Mobile Sdn Bhd.

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Steve is an entrepreneurial and result driven Chief Technology Officer, with 25 years of experience providing expertise in developing competitive business strategies, providing technology solutions and management for start-ups, multinational companies and government departments in Australia and Asian region. He co-founded a few companies and is currently working on his fintech startup.

He has been programming in Python since Python 1.5 and he is a big advocate of the Open Source Community.

Announcing subsidized ticket for student

Great news! We’re announcing today that we are extending subsidized ticket of RM 130 to students. Simply fill up this Google form and we’ll send you a unique discount code.

To reiterate on what is a subsidized ticket:

Subsidized tickets
The subsidized ticket is basically a reduced-priced ticket, from the actual cost of a person to attend the conference. You will get everything a full-priced ticket will get: Access to the conference, morning coffee/tea and snacks, lunch and coffee/tea breaks. Your attendance are being supported in half by our generous sponsors.

As such, we would like to ask you (the community) to only purchase the subsidized ticket if you are a student and you can’t afford the full-price ticket but you really would want to come to PyCon MY 2018. The subsidized ticket is limited in number, so please think carefully before purchasing these.

Note: Travel stipend will be available via a different arrangement for conference speakers whose proposal has been selected.

PyCon MY is happening from 25 August to 26 August 2018 at University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (our venue partner).

Speak for PyCon MY! Submit your proposal here 4th August 2018.

Announcing SolutionX as our Silver Sponsor

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We are happy to announce SolutionX as our Silver sponsor for PyCon MY 2018!

Here’s some words from SolutionX.

SolutionX Software Sdn. Bhd. is a software house established since year 2001. Our organizational goal is to bring technologies into the hands of our customers to assist them in solving their business challenges. We achieve this by working closely with our customers, understanding their needs, before finally determining and developing suitable technologies to be employed to fulfill their business requirements.

We are very thankful to SolutionX for supporting the PyCon community by sponsorship to PyCon MY 2018!

PyCon MY is happening from 25 August to 26 August 2018 at University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (our venue partner).

Speak for PyCon MY! Submit your proposal here 4th August 2018.

Announcing Jewel Paymentech as our Silver Sponsor

 

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We are happy to announce Jewel Paymentech as our Silver sponsor for PyCon MY 2018!

Here’s some words from Jewel.

Jewel Paymentech is a FinTech focused on providing risk solutions for the payments industry. Our solutions are in place at leading banks, payment facilitators, payment gateways, and online marketplaces in this region.

Founded in Singapore in 2014, Jewel also has offices in Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong. Python is the core language upon which all of our solutions have been based on, and we are glad to support PyCon MY 2018!

We are very thankful to Jewel for supporting the PyCon community by sponsorship to PyCon MY 2018!

PyCon MY is happening from 25 August to 26 August 2018 at University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (our venue partner).

Speak for PyCon MY! Submit your proposal here 4th August 2018.

Announcing Omnilytics as our Gold Sponsor

 

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We are happy to announce Omnilytics as our Gold sponsor for PyCon MY 2018!

Here’s some information regarding Omnilytics.

We are an industry standard, market analytics service for fashion and beauty brands worldwide. Focusing on data science, data acquisition, data analysis and blockchain technologies, we are a technology company at its core.

The company is built by a dedicated team who share a passion to help fashion brands and retailers grow with retail intelligence. The team practices agility and works in a ROWE environment, where speed, accuracy and precision is key.

Currently, Omnilytics is used by global retailers and brands, such as Shiseido, Adidas and Salvatore Ferragamo. We are headquartered in Malaysia, with offices in Singapore, Hong Kong and London.

We are very thankful to Omnilytics for supporting the PyCon community by sponsorship to PyCon MY 2018!

PyCon MY is happening from 25 August to 26 August 2018 at University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (our venue partner).

Speak for PyCon MY! Submit your proposal here 4th August 2018.

Cytron Discount Code for all PyCon Attendees!

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We are so thrilled to announce Cytron will giveaway RM 20 discount codes to Rapsberry Pi 3 / Rapsberry Pi 3 B+ Model for all PyCon MY 2018 attendees!

Founded in 2004, Cytron provides series of reliable off-the-shelf development boards, electronic modules, mechanical parts, tools and accessories to assist makers, inventors and engineers in experimenting with their ideas especially in building robots.

Big thanks to Cytron for supporting us!

PyCon MY is happening from 25 August to 26 August 2018 at University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (our venue partner).

Speak for PyCon MY! Submit your proposal here 4th August 2018.

Beginner’s Guide to Speak in Tech Conf

It’s nerve-wrecking to speak in tech conferences, especially if this is your first attempt. First off, we as PyCon community like to emphasize that we are all for inclusive culture. In other words …

We are all awesome. You included.
– weareallaweso.me

If you are still mulling over whether you should do it, here are some reasons why:-

  • Self-branding – I have nothing interesting to say! Find something you care about. Your background and experience are unique. Know your worth, tell your story.
  • Build a local community – But I am an introvert! It’s not about you (well, not all of it). It’s about sharing your knowledge with others and diversity – especially if the topics that are important to you were mis-represented or under-represented.
  • Get Exposure – Conferences are where you meet interesting and amazing people you’ll never have meet in your network. Enough said.

Here are some quick tips:-

What can you talk about?

  • Deep dive on a specialty
  • Production / experimental pet projects / experience in the pasts
  • New trend or technology you care about
  • Propose a solution to a common problem

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PyCon MY is happening from 25 August to 26 August 2018 at University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (our venue partner).

Speak for PyCon MY! Submit your proposal here 4th August 2018.

Group Ticket for PyCon MY 2018

PyCon MY is announcing a new ticket type for Group purchase of minimum 3 people or more. Each one will received RM 25 discount from the regular RM 200 ticket. In short, the group ticket may potentially saves at least RM 75.

This initiative is to welcome more people to attend PyCon MY in groups – encouraging those who has not attended tech conferences before to join our PyCon family. We are looking forward to see more new faces!

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PyCon MY is happening from 25 August to 26 August 2018 at University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (our venue partner).

More updates here on program schedule and development sprint in the coming weeks!