Grant from PyCon Malaysia

We at PyCon Malaysia is happy to announce 2 grants for Python Developers in Malaysia, primary focus on events. The grant will be PyCon APAC Participation Grant and Mini PyCon MY Grant.

PyCon APAC Participation Grant

This grant aims to increase awareness about, co-operation between and participation within the regional APAC PyCons, it’s community and Malaysian participants.

The purpose above can further be divided into 4 aspects:

  • Data and material collection: Based on material collected from attending the regional event, create contents for PyCon MY, such as a report on the event with pictures for blog posts.
  • Diplomacy: Get to know and create contacts with the keypersons and team organizing the regional PyCon
  • Observation: Give feedback to PyCon MY based on observations of the regional PyCon.
  • Public Relations: Make announcements via LT or regular talk about the activities of PyCon MY in particular and APAC in general, to garner interest in PyCon MY.

What the participant need to do

In return for a blog post report which includes evidence of attendance to the event and interaction with the local PyCon organizers, we will grant the said amount above to one or more persons which have successfully applied for the grant. Each successful applicant is required to present one report each.

The grant will be disbursed in 3 stages:

  1. Stage 1: (25%) When the successful applicant has confirmed he/she accepts the grant and the conditions, and is able to secure tickets for the event
  2. Stage 2: (25%) When the successful applicant has confirmed travel arrangements: 1) Flight and 2) Accommodations
  3. Stage 3: (50%) When the applicant returns, presents the required work and PyCon MY QA has been done.

Mini PyCon MY Grant

This grant aims to help python user groups in other parts of Malaysia to organize, execute and do a post-mortem of smaller PyCon conferences in their communities.

Grant conditions:

In return for a blog post report which includes evidence of execution of the event we will grant the said amount above to the persons or groups which have successfully applied for the grant.

If you are interested in any of these

You can contact our community coordinator, sweemeng<sweemeng.ng@pycon.my>.

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Announcing Microsoft as Our Silver Sponsor

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We are happy to welcome Microsoft as our Silver Sponsor for Pycon APAC 2017!

As you all know Microsoft is a well known for their Windows Operating System, it is based in Redmond, Washington.

We glad to have microsoft to sponsor Pycon APAC 2017

PyCon APAC 2017 Conference Dinner

We will be having a conference dinner event as part of PyCon APAC 2017. The event is open to anyone who purchases a ticket, and not limited to conference attendees, so you are welcome to bring along your family, partners or friends to the dinner and mingle with the conference crowd!

Details of the dinner are as follows:

Date: Sat Aug 26, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM MYT
Venue: The Spread at The Gardens Hotel and Residences, Mid Valley, Kuala Lumpur.
Ticket Price: MYR100 per person.

Tickets for the conference dinner can be purchased from: http://pycon-apac-2017-dinner.peatix.com

Announcing SQUEEZE as our Silver Sponsor

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We are happy to announce SQUEEZE Inc as the latest sponsor for PyCon APAC 2017. They are our Silver Sponsor.

SQUEEZE Inc. has a mission of using ICT to create a society squeezed full of value where nothing goes to waste by making use of the untapped potential value of the resources and members of local communities.

As a main business, SQUEEZE offers and manages specialized services for Hotels, Ryokans, Minpaku. As a leading company of Hospitality Tech industry, we aim to become the number one platform that leads the regional revitalization by solving the vacant house problem, and work style reform.

We thank SQUEEZE for their support to Pycon APAC 2017!

Announcing XOXZO as our Platinum Sponsor

We are happy to announce XOXZO as the latest sponsor for PyCon APAC 2017. They are our Platinum Sponsor.

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Xoxzo (https://www.xoxzo.com) is a cloud telephony platform for web developers, created by a diverse 100% remote team from Russia to Japan.
Simple APIs and documentation that show you how you can leverage the phone with a single line of code: Make calls, receive calls, subscribe phone numbers,
and send SMS, all with just POST and GET.

From our sponsor

Founded in 2007, Xoxzo has no offices but the team gets together somewhere on the planet a few times a year, with PyCon conferences as one of them.
We use python on 99% of our code, donate to the Django project and have been supporting PyCon since 2010. We are very excited to be part of PyCon APAC 2017!
We thank XOXZO for the support for this conference!

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!