Ahmad Hafeezi Ali Amat
Ahmad Hafeezi is a Full Stack Software Developer on Angular, NodeJS, Python Flask, ASP.Net Core for Web and NodeJS, Python for Edge on Raspberry Pi. He has been doing programming since late 2005. He was mainly on Windows platform earlier on then fell in love with Linux in 2009. Microsoft .Net was his bread and butter until middle 2018.
He started branching out to Python, Frontend Web Frameworks and NodeJS in 2015 and now doing it full time after leaving his job in 2018. Now he is working at Kinabalu Makers Sdn Bhd as Managing Director, Software Lead and Software Architect. He was also one of the Founders of Kinabalu Coders in 2014 and served as Vice President until late 2019. Now he is serving as Treasurer for Kinabalu Coders.
Abhishek Mishra is a Software engineer at Essentia SoftSer in India and primarily works on Python. He is also an active community contributor in dev community like GDG’s, Python User Groups across India, and one of the organizers of PyCon India. His goal is to make the dev community especially the Python community more diverse & inclusive across the globe.
Arthur Kent Raymond started programming back in 1986, and has been involved in the professional software industry in Kota Kinabalu since 1998. He currently works in Digital Heritage Sdn. Bhd. – the software, web and data arm of Sabah.Net Sdn. Bhd – and has been one of the architects behind some enterprise-level state government projects. In his off-hours, he keeps on programming for Kinabalu Coders – officially known as Persatuan Pengaturcara dan Pembangun ICT Sabah – and its myriad communities and interest groups.
Arthur’s skills and interest include: PHP; Python; Android; Open Data; the Internet of Things and information security; along with computing and “making” (as part of Maker Culture). The Internet has allowed him to always keep an eye on the latest and greatest thing making waves in the rest of the world, and if possible, to introduce it here.You can find Arthur on Facebook, with his nickname eeckart; and endofline on GitHub.
He also runs the sabah.io domain (“io” stands for input/output) – and he will be happy to provide you with a free subdomain of your own there if you have a socially-beneficial idea you would like to bring online in Sabah. Just ask him for more info.
As a key member of CPython’s and Project Jupyter’s Steering Councils, Carol brings a depth of practical experience in OSS governance and sustainability. As a core developer of JupyterHub, Binder, and CPython, she brings real-world knowledge of what makes OSS projects successful. She earned the ACM Software System Award in 2017 for Project Jupyter. In 2019 she received the Frank Willison Award for Contributions to the Python Community. Carol holds a BSE in Electrical Engineering from Duke University and an MS in Management from MIT.
Daphne Choong is CEO and co-founder of Data Smart, a company specialising in AI and Blockchain consultancy. She also volunteers at Women Who Code Kuala Lumpur (WWCodeKL), a non-profit organisation with the aim of encouraging and supporting women in their technology careers.
We all value good product docs, but writing them is another story. The pressure to launch the product does not leave you time for taking care of documentation. And when there is time, you don’t feel productive since you know they might become outdated as soon as there is a new version of the software.In this workshop, David Garcia will show you the techniques and tools he use to keep documentation projects current while enjoyable to maintain.
He will host the docs in GitHub near its source code, write them in RestructuredText, generate a beautiful site with Sphinx, use Netlify to automate the publication process, and GitHub Actions to test them.David (@dgarcia360) is a freelance software engineer helping tech companies to enhance the developer experience of their APIs.
He enjoys contributing to open-source projects and shares his learning journey on API Design, Developer Experience (DX), and Docs-as-Code at https://davidgarcia.dev
Diana Rodriguez is a Full Stack Developer & DevOps lover of all things web and cloud! With 20+ years experience and a strong background in back end and infrastructure Diana likes to bring together the best of both worlds. She’s super enthusiastic about everything to encourage people to start a career in development and a fan of female Devs and DevOps. In her spare time she likes to play videogames and loves taekwondo.
Edham Arief Dawillah
Edham Arief Dawillah @ Ed has fifteen years experience in professional software development, software architecture and ICT training. Ed is also the co-founder of Kinabalu Coders (https://kinabalucoders.org) and RoboNeo (https://roboneo.net), a Sabah’s annual robotics competition. Ed is reachable via email at email@example.com or Twitter @edham_arief.
Gregory is the Founding Executive Director of Using Blockchain Ltd. and the Head of Development at NEM Group. He is very passionate about languages, and that includes programming languages.
Started scripting at the tender age of 9, he has never looked back. He started researching distributed ledger technology in 2014 and has since contributed to many opensource projects. He also developed a game on blockchain, called PacNEM.
Gregory loves football and cycling.
Guido van Rossum
Guido van Rossum is Python’s creator. He is Dutch, but lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Until July 2018 he was Python’s BDFL (Benevolent Dictator For Life), and he is still deeply involved in the Python community (especially in the area of language design). Until October 2019 he was a Principal Engineer at Dropbox. He is now retired. He loves parentheses.
Started her career as a programmer, Ivy Fung moved on to take on management and sales and marketing roles. After spending a good decade in those roles, she was excited by the blockchain technology and decided to take a u-turn.
With the experiences she gained as a Toastmaster, she focuses on training and technical writing. She spent 2019 training more than a hundred of lecturers in more than a dozen of universities about blockchain technology.
Ivy joined Python community in order to rejuvenate her coding skills and ended up being more active in organising PyCon.
Joshua Arvin Lat
Joshua Arvin Lat is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Combinate, Insites, and Jepto. For the past couple of years, he has been sharing his knowledge in several international conferences and events to discuss practical strategies for companies and professionals.
In addition to this, he is an AWS Machine Learning Hero and serves as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in machine learning and machine learning engineering.
Joao Goncalo Bilhim
Joao is a self-appointed Data Maniac and has been working on applying data to solve complex problems for over 20 years. Joao is currently passionate about Machine Learning, Python and AI. During the day, Joao leads the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist team for Asia at Microsoft, and, in his spare time, Joao loves to put to work new data techniques and principles to his off-work passions.
Joao hails from Portugal, joined Microsoft in 2006 and has worked in the Middle-East, Africa and Asia for the past 10 years.
Dr. Kotowick is the founder of a Canadian consulting and development firm focusing on prototype and POC development for complex systems. He holds a Ph.D. in Human Systems Integration from MIT’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, which he completed in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. He has served as a consultant, architect, and developer for global firms, startups, and universities; as the Director of Information Technology for an ambulance service; and as a researcher for military navigation systems and for life support systems in space.
Om is Co-founder and Director of Tezos India. He has also co-founded a tech startup Tezsure which contributes to open-source Tezos tech ecosystem and community. Prior to that, Om has been deeply rooted in Blockchain sector in India for last 5 years and co-founded India’s first blockchain and crypto analysis media portal, ItsBlockchain.
Pei Seng Tan
Pei Seng is experienced in computer vision, text analytics, reinforcement learning and web application development. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechatronic Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), and a Master’s degree in Data Science and Analytics from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). He is also a technical writer on Medium under publishers namely Towards Data Science, Better Programming and Data Driven Investors.
Pei Seng is certified by HRDF as a qualified TTT Trainer. He organized more than 15 technical workshops at USM, UTM and TARUC for the past 3 years. One of his accolades was being appointed as a Gold Microsoft Student Partner (MSP). The grand sharing sessions that he has recently contributed to include Barcamp Cyberjaya 2020 and Asia MSP June 2020.
Robson is a developer deeply involved with software communities, especially the Python community. He has been organizing conferences and meetups since 2011 and effectively speaking in conferences since 2012 about python and cloud technologies and since 2016 about data-related technologies. Also as an Independent consultant, he conducts on-demand architecture consultancy and training sessions about data-related technologies.
Sammy is the President of Open Source Hong Kong, the organiser of PyCon Hong Kong and Hong Kong Python User Group. He also organise the various open source community conferences in Asia. Sammy is a python developer and tech community & event organiser. He loves to travel and meets developers and communities around the world.
Shivashis is a student of Computer Science at NIT Trichy, India and about to graduate later this year. During the day, he work at Grofers in the data engineering team. He spend his leisure time dabbling with geospatial data with Python, plants, or looking at old maps and photographs.
Dr. Sony Valdez
Dr Sony Valdez is a professor with 30+ years of programming experience. He was introduced to Python from an early version in Blender. In 2014, he co-founded Python Philippines after the country’s first PyCon.
It has been his passion to travel the Philippines and teach Python to coders and inspires non-coders to take up programming.
Swee meng ng
A software developer worked in various industries. Discovered python and gcc in his teens, and other open source software later. These tools forms the basis of his career of software development.
Takuya Futatsugi a.k.a nikkie
Takuya Futatsugi a.k.a Nikkie is working as a data scientist on natural language processing. He is such a lazy engineer that is enthusiastic about automating boring stuff with Python. Since 2019, he is staff of PyCon JP and in 2020 automated some staff activities with Python. He loves anime.
Tetsuya Jesse Hirata
Tetsuya Jesse Hirata @ Jesse is a software engineer working at an EdTech company based in Tokyo. He has been working with data scientists and involved with several ML projects.
Prior to this, he used to research the relationships between online learning behaviors and learning outcomes at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) in the UK. His interest is in how to bridge the gap between data science and engineering.
Vaibhav Srivastav is a Data Scientist working with Deloitte Consulting LLP. Vaibhav works with Fortune Technology 10 clients to help them make data-driven (profitable) decisions. In his surplus time he serves as a Subject Matter Expert on Google Cloud Platform to help build scalable, resilient and fault tolerant cloud workflows.
Prior to this, he has worked with startups across India to build Social Media Analytics Dashboards, Chatbots, Recommendation Engines and Forecasting Models. He also has delivered 30+ talks/ workshops on Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning/ Statistics and Cloud based Product development in 12 different countries.
If you have ideas around Data Science, Google Cloud / or are interested in collaborating, do drop him a note on Twitter (@reach_vb) or at Vaibhavs10@gmail.com
Anmol Krishan Sachdeva
Anmol is an International Tech Speaker, a Distinguished Guest Lecturer, and has represented India at many reputed International Hackathons. He is a Deep Learning Researcher and has around 8+ publications. Recently, Anmol helped organize EuroPython 2020, which was a huge success. He has done MSc in Advanced Computing from University of Bristol, UK, and currently works at OLX Group as an SRE.
Afeez Aziz is a Managing Director and Founder of Pipeline Network Sdn. Bhd. This company helps GLCs, Government Sectors and City Council develop and implement software, Internet of Things Solution and Cloud Computing Service in their organizations. His main goals are to lead the innovation and technological transformation in Malaysia and help Malaysia to achieve Industrial Revolution 4.0.
Annie Mathew is the head of Developer Relations at Microsoft APAC. She is a Senior Director at Microsoft and as part of her current role she grows a vibrant ecosystem of developers across the region to enable innovative solutions on the latest cloud technologies.
Annie is a board member of HIMSS India and leads the Women in Health IT committee with the mission of enabling Healthcare with technology. She was a founding board member of Startup Village, India’s first telecom incubator and executive council member of Andhra Pradesh Innovation council. She was honored by the Chief Minister of Kerala for her work with the Startupe cosystem.She has spoken in various forums including Cannes Lions festival and received many accolades including nomination to Sthree Shakthi award.
Annie holds a post graduate program in Management from Indian School of Business and a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from University of Kerala. She has varied experience across Software, Wireless, IT and Manufacturing industries. She enjoys reading, travel and is a lifelong learner. She is passionate about the role of women and technology in improving lives.
Aravind is passionate about evangelizing technology, meeting developers, and helping in solving their problems. He is a backend developer and has eight years of development experience.
Currently, he works at Elastic as a Developer Advocate and looks after the Developer Relation function of India, South East Asia. Previously, He worked at McAfee Antivirus as a Senior Software Engineer in Cloud Security Domain. He has a deep interest in Search, Machine Learning, Security Incident Analysis, and IoT tech. In his free time, he plays around Raspi or an Arduino.
Audrey Feldroy is a programmer, writer, and artist. (To reduce system errors, she and husband Daniel simplified their last name from Roy Greenfeld to Feldroy.)
She wrote Cookiecutter in 2013, which has 12.6k GitHub stars. As co-author of Two Scoops of Django and Cookiecutter Django, her work has laid foundations for countless Django projects. She graduated from MIT in 2005 with a degree in electrical engineering and computer science.
Chee YIM GOH
Chee Yim is a self proclaimed generalist and a proud founding team member of WWCode KL since 2014. She enjoys learning coding through teaching, human connections in community and podcasts. She is currently part of the co-founding team of a property management startup (IdealHub.com).
Christopher Choong is a product designer and go-to-market strategist for Malaysia. He grew the business and brought it to market leader in the commercial and public segment within 8 quarters.
He is an active motivational and leadership speaker with the Toastmasters International organization. Recently, he led the Malaysia’s District to achieve the Select Distinguished District despite the challenges faced since March 2020.
Carrying several degrees under his belt in Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Ergonomics and Health Safety, and Psychology from local and abroad Universities.
Chun-Yu Tseng is a software engineer in Umbo Computer Vision, Taipei. He met Python in 2010 has become a volunteer in the Taiwan Python community since 2012. Besides Python, he loves cats.
Daren is a full-stack generalist and data scientist. Avidly passionate on combining data, design and development onto solving real-life problems. Prior to his current role, he worked as a freelance developer/consultant for multiple startups around Asia for 3 years bringing ideas to life.
A serial hackathon winner with a cumulative total of 6 podium finishes and 4 Top 10 finishes. He even entered international hackathons as far as Italy and London before. He is also the winner of the Merit Prize at the 17th MSC Malaysia APICTA Awards 2016. Founded Hackathon Kaki & Developer Kaki, two active tech communities in Malaysia with over 6000 members.
He is currently working as a Senior Full Stack Developer in MaGIC working on tools and technologies to empower startup ecosystem in Malaysia. He is also a familiar face on the judging panels for hackathon/entrepeneurial events and invited as speaker for tech events and universities.
Diogenes Armando Pascua
Diogenes is an electronics engineer and is currently taking up his Doctor of Engineering degree in his country, Philippines. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines.
He is passionate in embedded systems such as micro-controllers and SOCs. He started out programming embedded devices using C, but have migrated lately to Python particularly the Micropython fork. He creates robots and IOT devices using Micropython and has been a recipient of research Grants for these projects.
Faezrah Rizalman is a software engineer and the founder of Rambutan Code Academy, the first coding school in Malaysian Borneo. Her goal is to provide a fast-track route into the technology industry for Malaysian youth living in Borneo, especially in Sabah.
She is passionate about mentoring people who want to learn to code and believes in inspiring the next generation of coders. In her spare time, Faezrah enjoys travelling by train and trying out local coffees.
Grisel is an Earth Scientist and Technology Enthusiast at The South East Asia Carbonate Research Laboratory, Universiti Teknologi Petronas. Her passion is transforming creative scientific ideas into user-friendly applications to help in problem-solving. Currently working in developing Subsurface Modeling Workflows for natural resources for exploration, mitigation, and adaptation.
Hilmi is a programmer who is still learning the ropes of software industry. His other interest includes books and taking long leisurely walk in the woods.
ING WEI TANG
Ing Wei was the chair for PyCon MY 2019 and the co-chair of PyCon MY 2018. He has spoken in various PyCons, particularly in PyCon APAC 2018, as well as participating in PyCon communities actively in Malaysia.
He uses Python a lot in his daily work, especially coding the automation process and flow. During his past time, he likes to experience and perform hacking different things on operating system level.
Apart from programming languages, he can also speak 5 different types of languages concurrently in one sentence. You can ask for a demo if time permits!
DR. IVAN LING
Ivan Ling received his Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) from Swinburne University of technology and has recently completed his PhD from the University of Southampton. He is currently an assistant professor at the University of Southampton Malaysia, involved in teaching programming and digital electronics modules. Ivan is an avid science communicator and is involved in various research outreach programs within Malaysia and the UK. Ivan’s research interest centers around the development of sensors for environmental and pollution monitoring, as well as sustainable technologies to reduce such pollutions. He is also the recipient of the 2019 IET-Greenpeace Global Challenge Award.
Jean F. Queralt
Jean F. Queralt is the Founder and CEO of The IO Foundation, a nonprofit advocating for Data-Centric Digital Rights. For too long, he had been disturbed by the level of intrusion that information and communication technologies have in the personal lives of citizens and societies at large.
With a full career in IT, first as a programmer and later as a sysadmin, he took the leap in 2018 of founding The IO Foundation to establish a more solid and targeted direction to address Digital Rights from a technical standards perspective.
Everything in this world is a system, or part of a system. Softwares, businesses, living beings, the universe; are all systems.
I take enjoyment in studying and decomposing real-world systems and then designing softwares and architectures which integrates with the systems to improve it and enabling human with the right skills in using the solution.
Leveraging on Free & Open Source Softwares (FOSS) and its ecosystem, I help organizations through their journey in designing and implementing new solutions to improve their business operations in a cost-efficient manner.
Keith has been developing free software since 1986, working on the X Window System, Linux, amateur rocketry and educational robotics. He is currently a Principle Engineer at SiFive.
He has taught computer programming to students from ages 10-17 using LEGO robotics for over fifteen years and started the Snek Language project to use in that work. He received a Usenix Lifetime Achievement award in 1999, an O’Reilly Open Source award in 2011 and sits on the X.org foundation board.
Paul is a PyCharm and WebStorm Developer Advocate at JetBrains. Before that, Paul was a co-founder of Zope Corporation, taking the first open source application server through $14M of funding. Paul has bootstrapped both the Python Software Foundation and the Plone Foundation. Prior to that, Paul was an officer in the US Navy, starting http://www.navy.mil in 1993.
Pratibha is a Senior Python Engineer of her company looking over the development and maintenance of backend including RESTful APIs and creating internal python packages.
Radical Rakhman Wahid
I am Radical Rakhman Wahid, final year bachelor student at UPN “VETERAN” Jawa Timur and also part of Data Science Indonesia East Java Regian as educational staff. I am Interest in data science, software engineering, and Islamic education as well. Here is my github profile if you want to know my open source project 😀 http://github.com/rakhid16.
Sudhir works as a Developer Product Marketing Manager, based in New Zealand. He has 14 years of industry experience, and has been involved in various activities like solution architecture, development, consulting, troubleshooting, and speaking. He works extensively on Data and AI platforms, and has helped various Microsoft customers in their digital transformation journey. He has also delivered talks in various conferences on topics like Azure, BI, Big Data, IOT and AI. His certifications include Azure Data Scientist Associate, Azure AI Engineer Associate, Azure Data Engineer Associate, MCITP, MCTS, MCT, MCPS and MS. In addition, he is also the author of a book on Azure Data Factory.
Reach out to him at http://aka.ms/connectsudhir , http://aka.ms/followsudhir , http://aka.ms/gitsudhir
Younggun is a Fellow and a former board director of the Python Software Foundation. He founded PyCon Korea with local Pythonistas.
He attends several regional conferences yearly in Asia to help promote the PSF and stays connected with regional organizers. As VP Engineering of ODK Media, he leads engineering teams in US, KR, and VN.