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.
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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!

PyCon MY 2018 Keynote Speaker Choong Yue Lin

We are excited to announce our second keynote speaker for PyCon MY 2018, Choong Yue Lin, founder of Women Who Code Singapore (psst, she’s Malaysian though).

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Yue Lin is experienced C coder for more than 10 year. She has now turned her attention to Python. She has conducted various Python Workshops, covering topics from Python basics to Data Scraping to Image Processing.

She has been honing her skills in Machine Learning with Python. She currently also manages an Open Data project in Python.

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!

 

 

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!