Super Early Bird Awaiting!


It is happening! This 19th and 20th of September 2020, PyCon APAC will be held in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

The ticket for Super Early Bird is up for grab now! There are only 50 of them at RM180 each.

The conference will be help at The Magellan Sutera Resort by the sea. More about the event and the speakers will be unveiled soon.

Head over to before it is too late. The Super Early Bird will end by 29th February 20, or after 50 tickets are sold out. Whichever comes first. Normal price tickets are available too for any kind soul wanting to support the community!

See you there!

Keynote Speaker – Keith Packard

Keith PackardWith great honour, we are announcing that Keith Packard is coming to PyCon APAC 2020 as a Keynote Speaker. 

Keith has been developing free software since 1986, working on the X Window System, Linux, amateur rocketry and educational robotics. He is currently a Principle Engineer at SiFive.

He has taught computer programming to students from ages 10-17 using LEGO robotics for over fifteen years and started the Snek Language project to use in that work. He received a Usenix Lifetime Achievement award in 1999, an O’Reilly Open Source award in 2011 and sits on the foundation board.

Call for Paper. PyCon APAC Wants You!

Do you have Python hacks or development tips? Are you working on cool Python projects? We would like to hear from you.

Or, you want to share your learning journey and love for Python programming? We want to listen to your stories.

Submit proposal here before 30th April 2020. You will be notified before or by 31st May 2020 if your proposal is accepted.

Looking forward for your submission!

Date: 19th-20th September 2020

Venue: The Magellan Sutera Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

Changes to PyCon MY PLT


Since starting our first (mini) PyCon in Malaysia in 2014, Swee Meng and Iqbal started out with 3 targets:

  1. To start PyCon in Malaysia
  2. To create a base to manage financial resources in a transparent way
  3. To bring APAC to Malaysia

During the time between 2014 to 2019, we’ve managed to hit those targets, and were joined by new people like Rasyadi Rabuan (who left on 4th Sept 2018) and Hilmi Bakhari (who joined us on 4th Sept 2018).

Now with APAC coming back to Malaysia in 2020, we feel strongly that the job that we set out to do have already been done, and the future of PyCon in Malaysia needs to be designed and realized by new people with bigger passion and ideas.

And so

Effective on 31st Dec 2019, Swee Meng and Iqbal has resigned and no longer be partners or members of the PyCon MY PLT board. Swee Meng and Iqbal will no longer take part in the organization or operation of PyCon MY.

The current board members/partners are:

  • TANG ING WEI (Chair for PyCon MY 2019)

You can read more about PyCon MY PLT here.

We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude and thanks to the Malaysian python community, and also the APAC community for all the help and trust that they have given to us.

Speaker Series – Fatin Fatihah Zahari

When Fatin was younger, she dreamt of working alongside Steve Jobs or Bill Gates. Steve passed while I was finishing my bachelor in engineering and she was devastated. Years passed and she further her MSc in the UK, reading news about Bill and his amazing philanthropy initiatives. Working at Microsoft? She never felt that she was good enough.
Then she thought to herself while she was pregnant – gosh, I need money to pay rent and ‘think different’ to get to a huge corporate job where I can work and play. 12 months later, after getting her MSc and her son, she got the offer from Microsoft. She flew back, resigned from her old job and said to herself, “All you have to decide is what to do with the time given to you” – Gandalf. Now she is working as a Technical Account Manager and on the weekends she gets the chance to go to conferences, meeting amazing people like you!

We are all in progress towards something, no one is lagging nor too fast in their journey. You do you.

Topic: Will AutoML Takes Over Data Scientist’s Job?

Will data scientists automate themselves out of their job? If yes, how and if not, what are the current gap?

Sponsor Series – Jetbrains as Silver Sponsor


PyCon My 2019 is proud to announce Jetbrains as our Silver Sponsor.

“At JetBrains, code is our passion. For over 15 years we have strived to make the strongest, most effective developer tools on earth. By automating routine checks and corrections, our tools speed up production, freeing developers to grow, discover and create.”

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Visit JetBrains at

Sponsor Series – Microsoft as Silver Sponsor


PyCon My 2019 is proud to announce Microsoft as our Silver Sponsor.

Microsoft Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud services to help your organization meet your business challenges. It’s the freedom to build, manage, and deploy applications on a massive, global network using your favorite tools and frameworks.

There will be a workshop about NLP:

Let’s get hands-on with NLP with Python on Azure

August 25, 2019 | 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM (GMT +8)

Pycon MY @ iSpace, TTDI
Level 9-1, Plaza Vads, No. 1, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad
Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia, 60000

Please register at

Speaker Series – Eileen Lew

eileenlew-512x512 - Eileen Lew Eileen Lew is currently leading a team of research scientists and data engineers at Jewel Paymentech in designing intelligent systems to protect financial institutions and e-commerce marketplace from fraudulent activities. Prior to Jewel, she was the technology team lead for a genomics startup. She did her PhD in the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland in the field of brain computer interface, neurorehabilitation and cognitive neuroscience.

Topic: Financial Risk Management with Deep Learning.

The talk will walk through deep learning methods for e-payment fraud detection and as well as intelligent solutions for merchant eKYC processes.

Targeting audience with intermediate level of Python knowledge.

“Let’s Get Hands-on with NLP with Python on Azure.”

Microsoft Sponsored Workshop “Let’s get hands-on with NLP with Python on Azure.” is schedule on second day of PyCon MY 2019 on 25th August, from 1:30 to 3:30pm.

NeuronBlocks is the latest deep learning modeling toolkit that Microsoft is offering to help you build end to end pipelines for NLP tasks. This can help the users to easily build NLP models with near state-of-the-art architectures.

The workshop will take a look at sentence classifier and achieve some decent results with the new groups dataset.

The workshop is limited to 40 pax. Please register with