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.

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!

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.

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


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.

State of our Call For Proposals

We’re going to go through the current CfPs that we have, and write down a short summary to give you an idea of what kind of PyCon APAC you might be coming to in August.

Please keep in mind though that this post doesn’t endorse or means that PyCon APAC will accept any of the proposals we’ve received so far: That will be done by the Program Team based on the CfP schedule and will be announced on the 1st of August 2017.

Data Science and Machine Learning

Topics around Data Science and Machine Learning have the highest numbers of CfPs that we’re currently receiving. For example,

  • Using Machine Learning in Structured Finance & Insurance
  • Data Mining of News

are some of the talk title that we have received. Coupled with the fact that Wes McKinney will be keynoting for us, there seems to be a strong interest in data science and analytics this year.

Business Applications, Python Libraries and Best Practices

After Data Science, Business Applications, Python Libraries and Best Practices topics are the second highest proposals that we have received so far. Titles like

  • Write Elegant Concurrent Code in Python
  • Velocity. Agility. Python.

Many people are keen to share how that have used python to get their jobs done and how it enriched their lives.

We’re still open for CfPs, so please send in one!

CfP ticket requirements

Currently as part of the Call For Proposals submission we’re requiring the submitter to purchase a ticket, as a measure to ensure that the submitter will attend PyCon APAC 2017. This measure has received multiple feedbacks, especially from overseas would-be speakers who believes this puts an extra financial burden on them, without the certainty if they will speak or not in the first place.

As it is apparent right now, this measure is discouraging a more active participation for PyCon APAC. We will revisit our program selection schedule within the next week and make changes to the CfP process to allow for an easier submission process.

Speak at PyCon APAC 2017

We Are Looking for speakers for PyCon APAC 2017

PyCon APAC 2017 will be held at Connexion Conference and Event Center in Kuala Lumpur from Aug 26th to Aug 27th 2017. We are now looking for speakers for PyCon APAC.

There are 3 types of format you can choose for your talk:

A standard talk session is a 30-minute session with a 10-minute Q&A at the end. Workshop is a 40-minute tutorial session and it can be a hands-on approach with the audience. Lightning talk is a 5-minute super quick session to talk on topic of your own interest.

Your talk can be for Beginners, Intermediate or Advance python users and developers.

We welcome many topics concerning the usage of development of python, and with this being a regional conference we will especially be interested in talks that showcases specific use cases your locale. An example of the topics that we’re looking for are

  • Web programming, including frameworks i.e Django, Flask, Pylons etc.)
  •  Python in education, science and maths
  • Machine learning and data science
  • Python libraries, extending and embedding python in hardware
  • GUI and games
  • Best practices
  • Network programming
  • System administration
  • Project case studies
  • Community building and human interaction
  • Programming tools
  • Packaging
  • Anything else basically which doesn’t really fall into the types of topics above

Your talk can be conducted in English or Bahasa Malaysia although due to the regional aspect of APAC please note that there will be participants who will not understand Bahasa.

Updated 2017-04-30

Anyone can submit a proposal, and you do not need to purchase a ticket to send in one. If your CfP is chosen, you are required to purchase a ticket, and if we can’t confirm your ticket purchase we’ll have to drop you from the list of speakers.

Purchasing a ticket before sending in your proposal indicates that you’re committed to attend the conference as a participant, and will make our jobs easier that we can skip the confirmation process for your ticket.

The schedule for the CfP selection process and announcement are as follows:

No ticket CfPs (1st batch) closing date is 6/16 (Fri). We will contact you by 6/23 (Fri) if we would like you to speak, and will ask you to purchase a ticket. The dateline for you to purchase a tickets and confirm your travel plans will be communicated in the email that we send you.
The CfP itself will close on 7/7 (Fri). If you are sending a CfP between 6/17 to 7/7,  you will need to purchase a ticket.
Tentative date for us to announce the talk schedule is on 8/1 (Tue).

All dates are in MYT (Malaysian Standard Time).

So if you have something that you want to share with everyone about your favorite python thing, please send in your talk proposal!

Call for Talk Proposals (CFP) PyCon MY 2016

We’re excited again this year to announce our start of the CFP for PyCon MY 2016, which will be held from 26th to 28th August. The deadline for proposals is 28th May 2016.

PyCon MY attracts professional developers from all walks of life, including industry, government, and science, as well as enthusiast and student developers. We’re looking for proposals for presentations and tutorials on any aspect of Python programming, at all skill levels from novice to advanced.

Presentation subjects may range from reports on open source, academic or commercial projects; or even tutorials and case studies. If a presentation is interesting and useful to the Python community, it will be considered for inclusion in the program. Following our tradition of Everybody Pays for PyCon, you’ll still need to buy tickets even if your proposal is accepted.

This year’s theme is about building cool things in Python, but really we are all ears for any kind of topics!

First time speakers

We welcome first time speakers! If you have friends or colleagues who have something valuable to contribute, please also forward this Call for Proposals to anyone that you feel may be interested. As a community, we are eager to hear about your experience.

Talk formats

Presenters are given 30 minutes including 10 minutes of Q&A session for talks. If you are more interested in teaching, you might want to try the workshop format where you can engage with participants better. The length for workshop can be from 2 hours up to 4 hours. If that’s not your thing and you like to quickly show or tell people about anything that particularly interesting for you (and the audience), try the lightning talk. It’s only 5-minutes long.

You can submit your proposal here:

CfP is closed

From 22nd March 2015 we have opened up calls for speakers via a public CfP and the time has come to close.

Thank you all for your proposals: We will go through them and contact you within the next week, before the ticket on sale period ends to give you a chance to buy your tickets. Due to the limited amount of slots, there is a possibility that your proposal cannot be accepted, but there will always be next year!