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.”

Screen Shot 2019-08-23 at 12.30.28 AM.png

Visit JetBrains at https://www.jetbrains.com.

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 http://aka.ms/nlpwithpython.

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 http://aka.ms/nlpwithpython.


Open Space Session

Want to be more participative during PyCon MY 2019? Book yourself a speaking slot on-the-spot during the event.

The registration will be open on the 1st day of the event at the registration counter. You can sign up for a 15-minutes session for the “Open-Space Session” about topic that you like to speak about. Slot is at first-come-first-served basis.

Come prepared and see you soon!

Sponsor Series – AirAsia as Gold Sponsor


PyCon My 2019 is proud to announce AirAsia as our Gold Sponsor.

AirAsia Group services an extensive network across Asia-Pacific and South Asia, and comprises nine airline affiliates. We have 22,000 employees (the “AirAsia Allstars”) from nearly 60 different nationalities. We have operations in five countries and operate 1,300 flights every day to over 130 destinations.

At AirAsia, we see ourselves as not so much an airline operator but more of a digital company that happens to be in the airline business.

AirAsia has sparked a revolution in air travel with more and more people around the region choosing us as their preferred choice of air transport. As we continuously strive to promote air travel, we also seek to create excitement among our guests with our range of innovative and personalized services.

Our mission is to attain the lowest cost so that everyone can fly with AirAsia and maintain the highest quality product, embracing technology to reduce cost and enhance service levels.

Together with our siblings, AirAsia X, Thailand AirAsia, Indonesia AirAsia, Philippines’​ AirAsia, AirAsia India and AirAsia Japan, we’re set on charting courses to new horizons with the staunch belief that “Now Everyone Can Fly”​.

AirAsia has been awarded as the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline for 11 consecutive years; 2009 – 2019 by Skytrax.

Visit AirAsia at https://www.airasia.com.

Speaker Series – Dr Norhasliza Yusof

IMG_8201 - NORHASLIZA YUSOF Dr Norhasliza Yusof is a senior lecturer at Department of Physics, University of Malaya. She obtained her PhD in Theoretical Astrophysics under Split-Site PhD programme under University of Malaya and Keele University, UK. Her expertise is in stellar structure and evolution where it involves massive numerical and computing techniques in simulating the real-life stars.

Topic: Computational Physics with Python.

Python programming is implemented at two level of studies, at the entry level Python is introduced in the year two numerical and computational methods course. At the follow-up course in year three, Python 3 is used in solving physics problems using numerical methods. Anaconda provides excellent modules and libraries that are needed in scientific computing. The objectives are for the students to be able to write codes from scratch using numerical methods learned from the first course for example Euler Methods to solve Ordinary Differential Equations and then applied to some real physics problems using some specific techniques. Students are trained from devising the mathematical equations, turning it into a suitable algorithm and writing the program in Python language. They are also require to visualized their result using Matplotlib and test with exact values and analysed their results with appropriate error analysis.

Targeting audience with beginner level of Python knowledge.