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PyCon MY 2018 Keynote Speaker Khairil Yusof

We are very honored to announce Khairil Yusof as our keynote for PyCon MY 2018!

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Khairil is the Programme Consultant of Sinar Project with broad experience in managing, developing and implementing innovative development programmes for government, international organizations and civil society, that directly or indirectly involve digital technologies with limited resources in politically or technically constrained environments.

He has extensive cross-practice and cross-sector experience implementing programmes for UN agencies, governments and civil society in Asia-Pacific including digital rights, human rights, labour rights and environment. Also strong technical background in software development and systems administration with open source software, specifically FreeBSD and Linux operating systems, Python language and Plone CMS.

Current area of interest is in applying innovative methods of open data and standards, for transparency and anti-corruption.

Even though he is not as skilled in languages as his fellow team mates, but he primarily speaks Python, and a smattering of Go. In what little (if any) personal time left after spending time with his kids, he plays basketball, dabbles in gardening, playing keyboard and following what’s happening in the different fields of design.

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 speakers, program schedule and development sprint in the coming weeks!

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Keynote Speaker Announcement – Carol Willing

Carol earned a BSE in Electrical Engineering from Duke University and an MS in Management from MIT. Her education and work experience in small and large companies taught her to respect the value of “using what you have learned to make something better and sharing what you know with others”.

Carol is currently a Steering Council member and developer for Project Jupyter. She is also member of the inaugural Python Steering Council, a Python Software Foundation Fellow and former Director; a core developer on CPython, Jupyter, nteract, AnitaB.org’s open source projects, and PyLadies; a co-organizer of PyLadies San Diego and San Diego Python User Group; an independent developer of hardware and software. Weaving her love of art, music, and nature with wearable soft circuits, she is developing an open hardware project to assist an in-home caregiver with gentle, compassionate support of a loved one with Alzheimer’s.

Today, she spends much of her time learning and inspiring others to blend their unique interests and technology to create something new, silly, beautiful, or helpful.

https://www.willingconsulting.com/about/

Venue for PyCon MY 2019

It is official! PyCon MY 2019 will be held at iSpace at level 9-1 of Plaza VADS in TTDI.

The organiser is expecting to welcoming about 200 attendees for this 2-day event. The event will have keynote speakers from different fields and background, and other workshops. The result from the paper submission will be concluded soon.

Watch out this space for more update.

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Keynote Speaker Announcement -Dr. Poo Kuan Hoong

Dr. Poo Kuan Hoong

Backed with 15 years of academic and research background, Dr Poo is a passionate practitioner in the area of Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

He is a graduate of Nagoya Institute of Technology (Japan), Dr. Poo holds a Doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in Computer Science, a Master of Information Technology (UKM), and a Bachelor of Science (UKM). Dr Poo founded Coqnitics Sdn Bhd which is an AI company focusing in providing image and video analytics. He is currently working as Principal Machine Learning at ADA where he applies his combination of research and industrial experience in Big Data Analytics, Data Mining, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to provide consultancy on data strategy for companies in various sectors including finance, telecommunication and technology startups.

PyCon MY 2019 Call For Proposal (CFP) Announcement

PyCon MY 2019 (24 & 25 August 2019) is now calling for proposals (CFP). PyCon MY 2019 is the sixth installation of annual Python conference in Malaysia. The venue for this year conference will be advised soon.

We welcome submission from all, from experienced conference speakers and people new to technical conferences; industry professionals and hobbyists; entrepreneurs, researchers, and system administrators.

Your talk can be presented in Bahasa Malaysia or English.

There’s no restrictions on the topics, but here are some ideas:

  • Data Science/Machine Learning
  • Educational usage
  • Networking
  • Hacking/Cybersecurity
  • Python black magic or new features
  • System administration
  • Web related (not limited to Django)
  • Cloud/Container implementation
  • CI/CD, Automation, DevOps
  • Community / Open-Source talks related to Python

Come and speak at PyCon MY 2019!

Submit your proposal here now or visit https://www.papercall.io/pycon-my2019!

Grant from PyCon Malaysia

We at PyCon Malaysia is happy to announce 2 grants for Python Developers in Malaysia, primary focus on events. The grant will be PyCon APAC Participation Grant and Mini PyCon MY Grant.

PyCon APAC Participation Grant

This grant aims to increase awareness about, co-operation between and participation within the regional APAC PyCons, it’s community and Malaysian participants.

The purpose above can further be divided into 4 aspects:

  • Data and material collection: Based on material collected from attending the regional event, create contents for PyCon MY, such as a report on the event with pictures for blog posts.
  • Diplomacy: Get to know and create contacts with the keypersons and team organizing the regional PyCon
  • Observation: Give feedback to PyCon MY based on observations of the regional PyCon.
  • Public Relations: Make announcements via LT or regular talk about the activities of PyCon MY in particular and APAC in general, to garner interest in PyCon MY.

What the participant need to do

In return for a blog post report which includes evidence of attendance to the event and interaction with the local PyCon organizers, we will grant the said amount above to one or more persons which have successfully applied for the grant. Each successful applicant is required to present one report each.

The grant will be disbursed in 3 stages:

  1. Stage 1: (25%) When the successful applicant has confirmed he/she accepts the grant and the conditions, and is able to secure tickets for the event
  2. Stage 2: (25%) When the successful applicant has confirmed travel arrangements: 1) Flight and 2) Accommodations
  3. Stage 3: (50%) When the applicant returns, presents the required work and PyCon MY QA has been done.

Mini PyCon MY Grant

This grant aims to help python user groups in other parts of Malaysia to organize, execute and do a post-mortem of smaller PyCon conferences in their communities.

Grant conditions:

In return for a blog post report which includes evidence of execution of the event we will grant the said amount above to the persons or groups which have successfully applied for the grant.

If you are interested in any of these

You can contact our community coordinator, sweemeng<sweemeng.ng@pycon.my>.

Announcing JetBrains as our Silver Sponsor

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

Here’s some words from JetBrains:-

JetBrains will be attending PyCon MY 2018! Drop by and ask us about the newest features, and to tell us how you’ve been using PyCharm. If there’s a feature we could make that would make your life easier, now is the time to come over and let us know. JetBrains delivers intelligent software solutions that make developers more productive by simplifying their challenging tasks, automating the routine, and helping them adopt the best development practices.

PyCharm is the Python IDE for Professional Developers by JetBrains providing a complete set of tools for productive Python, Web and scientific development, available in three editions. The free and open-source PyCharm Community Edition is perfect for pure Python coding. PyCharm Professional Edition is designed for professional Python and Web developers. PyCharm Educational Edition helps novice programmers learn programming with Python easily and effectively.

We are very thankful to JetBrains 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).

Announcing Xoxzo as our Gold Sponsor

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

Here’s some words from Xoxzo:-

Xoxzo is a cloud telephony platform for web developers, created by a diverse 100% remote team from Russia to Japan.Simple APIs and documentation that show you how you can leverage the phone with a single line of code: Make calls, receive calls, subscribe phone numbers,and send SMS, all with just POST and GET.

Founded in 2007, Xoxzo has no offices but the team gets together somewhere on the planet a few times a year, with PyCon conferences as one of them. We use python on 99% of our code, donate to the Django project and have been supporting PyCon since 2010. We are very excited to be part of PyCon MY 2018!

We are very thankful to Xoxzo 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).

Announcing HDE as our Gold Sponsor

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

Here’s some words from HDE:-

HDE is one of the first IT ventures in Japan, established 22 years ago. Owning over 73% market share in the whole of Japan, HDE is the #1 cloud-based security provider based in Tokyo, Japan.

With over 3.5 million users in over 4,000 companies, we’ve keenly presented ourselves in the global plenary; from expanding our business to global plenary, to changing our main language to English and having 20% of our employees international. As our business continuously grows and expands, we are looking for talented engineers (front-end, back-end, data) to join our team in Tokyo.

We are very thankful to HDE 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).

Announcing Travel Stipend for speakers

We’re announcing today that we are giving up to RM 500 travel stipend.

To be eligible:-

  • Your CFP (proposal for talk) is accepted by PyCon Team
  • You are travelling from outside of Selangor and Kuala Lumpur state to PyCon MY

Simply fill up this Google form and we’ll reimburse through your PayPal account.

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