Announcing Jewel Paymentech as our Silver Sponsor

We are pleased to announce our latest sponsor Jewel Paymentech. They are our Silver Sponsor for PyCon APAC 2017.

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From Azim of Jewel Paymentech:

Jewel Paymentech is a FinTech focused on providing risk solutions for the payments industry. Our solutions are in place at leading banks, payment facilitators, payment gateways, and online marketplaces in this region.

Founded in Singapore in 2014, Jewel also has offices in Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong. Python is the core language upon which all of our solutions have been based on, and we are glad to support PyCon APAC 2017!

We thank Jewel Paymentech for supporting PyCon APAC 2017. Thank you very much!

Announcing OnApp as our Silver Sponsor

We are pleased to announce OnApp is once again has agreed to be our Silver Sponsor this year.

Announcing our Platinum Sponsor for PyCon MY 2015: OnApp

OnApp is a company that develops cloud management, CDN and storage software for service providers and enterprises. OnApp has more than 150 staff in the U.S, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Their headquarters are in London, UK

The person in charge for tying up with us even had this to say:Python is being actively used as a core language in OnApp KL, and we are very happy to be part of it to promote and contribute.

We are extremely please to have OnApp support for PyCon APAC 2017. Thank you!

Annoucing SolutionX as our Silver Sponsor

We’re pleased to announce SolutionX Software as a Silver Sponsor for PyCon APAC 2017. SolutionX Software has also sponsored  Mini PyCon MY 2014PyCon MY 2015 and PyCon MY 2016.  We are grateful for the commitment and continual support by SolutionX Software for the past few years until now.

SolutionX Software is a software development company specializing in Mobile and Web apps. We help our customers realize their dreams and resolve their business issues by providing consultancy and development services to them. We use Python for our web backend.

PyCon MY tie-up with Women Who Code (WHC)

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One of the new things we wanted to do for PyCon APAC 2017 is to increase women participation in the conference, with the greater aim to reach out and increase participation of women folk into the technology sector. Up until now we the PyCon MY conferences only had 10% of women participation with no women speakers, and this is also to the fact that we do not have any connections to women-centric technology groups.

On the suggestion of Shawn, we contacted Women Who Code KL (WHCKL), and we met with Chee Yim in Nov 2016 and asked for their help.

The result of the meet was that WHC and PyCon MY will collaborate in working together to bring more workshops and training opportunities for the WHC group. These workshops will be organized by the WHC, but PyCon MY will invite trainers to train participants in python and it’s tools through topics which WHC has found having strong interests. WHC will also promote PyCon APAC 2017 to their group, and hopefully with us both working together, we’ll have more interests from the women technology groups to come and join us in PyCon APAC.

As for now, we have workshops with WHC scheduled for March, May and July. We’ll have more details and will make announcements when we have more details.

Thank you Che Yim and WHC!

Meeting the volunteers for PyCon MY 2016

Today we met with the 15 volunteers that will help us as part of the staff for PyCon MY 2016.

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Students of IUMW volunteering for PyCon MY 2016

We spent 2 hours going through the Code Of Conduct, Issues Handling, and conference day Playbook documents before walking around campus making final checks for registration tables, lunch arrangements and other logistics issues.

The students have elected among themselves a volunteer leader to act as a manager assigning the various roles to other volunteers.

Thank you to IUMW for allowing us to work with the students, and thank you to our volunteers for their help to make PyCon MY 2016 a comfortable and successful conference.

F & B Sponsor for PyCon MY 2016: OnApp

We are pleased to announce OnApp is once again has agreed to sponsor us this year. This time, as an F & B sponsor.

Announcing our Platinum Sponsor for PyCon MY 2015: OnApp

OnApp is a company that develops cloud management, CDN and storage software for service providers and enterprises. OnApp has more than 150 staff in the U.S, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Their headquarters are in London, UK

The person in charge for tying up with us even had this to say:Python is being actively used as a core language in OnApp KL, and we are very happy to be part of it to promote and contribute.

We are extremely please to have OnApp support for PyCon MY 2016. Thank you!