PyCon APAC 2017: It’s a wrap!

It’s a wrap! We’ve ended our annual PyCon APAC 2017 which was hosted in Nexus, Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur

Special thanks to

All our sponsors and community partners that helped made PyCon APAC 2017 affordable and a success!

Day 2 - PyCon APAC 2017 Closing

A big special thanks to Women Who Code Kuala Lumpur, who helped us to get connected with the women tech community and ramping up interest for the conference.

PyCon APAC 2017 by the numbers

  • 4th PyCon in Malaysia and the 8th PyCon APAC
  • 67 CfP submissions
  • 29 sessions
  • 27 speakers
  • 2 keynote speakers
  • MYR12,700 given back to the community via
    • 15 financial aid recipients
    • 40 subsidized tickets
  • 201 tickets sold
  • 188 attended
  • 12 sponsors
  • 75% of attendees are here for APAC for the first time
  • 80% of attendees are working people, while 9% are students. The rest are unknown
  • 45% of attendees are from overseas
  • 15% of participants are female
  • 60% of participants are python users for less than 2 years

PyCon APAC 2017 slides and photos

We’re adding links to the speaker’s slide decks to our PyCon APAC 2017 Program Schedule page as we receive them. Speakers, please email us a link to your slides or send them over and we’ll add them to the slides page.

Our photographer is editing the photos and once they are ready, we’ll have them uploaded to our Flickr account. We’ll let you know on Twitter when they are ready!

What’s next for 2018?

The PyCon APAC community is deciding where PyCon APAC 2018 will be held. If you are interested in hosting the next PyCon APAC in your city, please contact the APAC community.

Again, thank you so much for participating in PyCon APAC 2017. See you next year!

 

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Automation Testing Workshop by WHC

Women Who Code, which we’re tying up with to help increase female participation and exposure to PyCon APAC 2017, will be having their next series of workshop: Python 104: Automation Testing on Sat Jul 29, 2017.

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The trainers for the workshop are our friends from Xoxzo, and is primarily only open to women.

You can find further details and get tickets for this event from: http://wwckl-python104.peatix.com/

Python 101 for women by WHC

Women Who Code, a women’s technology groups which is helping us with our outreach program to women for PyCon APAC is having a Python 101 introduction course on python.

The uptake was very quick and unfortunately, at the time of this post the event has already been sold out.

If you’re a woman in technology, and have interest in learning python, we suggest that you follow or get in touch with WHC for more news of their upcoming python series.

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!