PyCon Philippines is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit conference centered around the Python Programming language.
The main goal of this conference is to provide a venue where the Python programming language and surrounding technologies can be explored, discussed and exercised.
We gather software engineers, programming enthusiasts, startup founders, corporate IT decision makers, students and IT educators in a 2-day event where we can collaborate and learn with each other.
This year's theme is Diversity. Our aim is to show that Python has something for everyone: from hobbyists, to educators, to professionals.
University of the Philippines Cebu Campus Lahug, Cebu City
UP Cebu is also ten minutes away from Cebu IT Park and there are some AirBNBs there.
|08:25 AM||Opening Remarks||Sony Valdez|
|08:30 AM||Building a Coding Community||Isabel Sieh|
|09:05 AM||Keynote: Python — the People's Programming Language||Carol Willing|
|09:55 AM||Full-stack: Dealing with the diversity of technology||Evan Dale Aromin|
|11:00 AM||Developing PhilSHORE a Marine Spatial Tool with Python||Ian Panganiban & Charmyne Mamador|
|01:00 PM||A Raspberry Pi Hexy||Mithi Sevilla|
|01:35 PM||Bringing people together with iPython||Russell Shepherd|
|02:25 PM||Python for the world's fastest trading engines||Gerald Quisumbing|
|03:30 PM||How Python facilitates the analysis of high-throughput genomic data||Marylette Roa & Iris Uy|
|04:20 PM||Running Python without managing servers||Markku Lepisto|
|05:00 PM||Keynote: Python x Data x Science||Reina Reyes|
|08:00 AM||Keynote: A case study in customisable software||Dylan Jay|
|09:00 AM||Scientists Panel|
|09:55 AM||Lightning Talks|
|10:40 AM||Why start to teach others to code (in Python)||Richel Valdez|
|11:25 AM||Deploying Arches, a Python/Django app to help document and protect cultural and historic sites in the Philippines||Joel Aldor|
|05:15 PM||Closing Remarks|
|01:15 PM||Eat your vegetables for high availability||Prem Vilas Fortran Rara|
|02:00 PM||Machine Learning in Python||Loveme Felicilda|
|03:30 PM||Big Data and Python - Introduction to Apache PySpark||Alger Remirata|
|01:15 PM||Python for Beginners||Sony Valdez|
|03:15 PM||AWS Lambda serverless computing workshop||Markku Lepisto|
|01:15 PM||Django Workshop||Jon Danao|
Reina Reyes is a data science consultant based in Manila. She is also a part-time lecturer at Ateneo de Manila University and Rizal Technological University. Before returning to the Philippines to pursue data science, she did research on galaxy formation and cosmology at Princeton University and the University of Chicago.
Carol Willing is a Director of the Python Software Foundation, a research software engineer at Cal Poly SLO working on Project Jupyter, and a Geek-In-Residence at Fab Lab San Diego. She co-organizes PyLadies San Diego and San Diego Python. She’s a contributor to CPython and Audrey Roy Greenfeld’s Cookiecutter project, a maintainer for OpenHatch and the Anita Borg Institute’s open source projects, and a mentor for Google Summer of Code and GoogleCode In. Combining a love of nature, the arts, and math with a BSE in Electrical Engineering from Duke University and an MS in Management from MIT, she’s enjoyed creating software and teaching others for over 20 years. She recently spoke at Grace Hopper Celebration 2015, PyCon 2015, and Write/Speak/Code2015.
Dylan is CTO of PretaGov UK and Australia. He brings over 15 years Python, Zope and Plone experience to his company which helps governments deliver great digital services. A core contributor to Plone, creator of many Plone plugins and former leader of the Plone UX team. Dylan has given talks 10 different countries, 3 international Pycons and has organised monthly events for the python community in both Bangkok and Sydney. An entrepreneur with two patents to his name, Dylan is passionate about Python, user experience, startups and good food.
Prem's most recent life experience was listening on some mind-bending music while on a road trip with no other than Dr. Richard Stallman (RMS) in Northern Mindanao. He gave RMS enough hacking time beside a majestic waterfall so he can finish his essay on climate change Earth under attack from planet Koch.
Prem is partner and engineer at Cascadeo, Inc. doing cloud devops and big data analysis.
Ian is a Science Research Specialist II for a DOST-PCIEERD funded project which deals with the development of Web-based Geographic Information Systems for ocean renewable energy in UP Diliman. He is also a licensed geodetic engineer and a freelance WebGIS consultant/developer.
Cham currently works as a Science Research Specialist II for developing web-based geographic information systems for ocean renewable energy. She mainly handles the frontend and the mapping interface of PhilSHORE. She is currently taking her Masters - in Energy Engineering in UP Diliman. She is also a freelance WebGIS developer and consultant and also a licensed geodetic engineer.
A freelance illustrator/ designer/ game developer. Likes to volunteer especially to Google Developers Group and is presently the Women Techmakers Baguio Lead. An extreme dog lover who frequently "dog whispers". She is passionate about linguistics that is how she got into learning to code.
Evan Dale is a software engineer currently working at coins.ph, a startup that brings financial services to the unbanked using mobile and blockchain technology. As their first engineer, he worked on most of their products using whatever knowledge he can to bring value to their customers. He enjoys working on different layers of the stack, whether it be mobile, API backends, or web frontends.
Gerald Quisumbing or GQ for short, has been an IT consultant for over 15 years in various organizations and firms. GQ was recently an enterprise architect for a financial platform company where he learned to use Python for enterprise financial systems. He finished his degree in psychology at the Ateneo de Manila University but opted to be a geek instead of becoming a shrink. In the next few months, he will finish his master's degree in technology management at the University of the Philippines while studying design1o1 in Iversity.
Joel Aldor is a solutions architect by profession, having worked with blue-chip companies like Adobe and AIG in designing and deploying enterprise systems for businesses around the world. He is also a writer, photographer and a cultural heritage practitioner. His works for the documentation of colonial architecture around the Philippines has gained recognition and awards by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and National Museum of the Philippines, as well as several institutions locally and around the world. He is one of the co-founders of Grupo Kalinangan, Inc., a non-profit organization that deployed the Philippine Heritage Map.
Alger is currently working in Savvysherpa, a data science company with offices in Minnesota, Utah and Cebu. Most of his work is focused on performing data analysis and data mining on data coming from various industries like healthcare, telecommunications and call center operations. They implement machine learning algorithms to uncover hidden structure of data with Python as the main programming language being used.
Loveme Felicilda is a researcher at Savvysherpa Inc. Has been using Python for healthcare, telecommunication and call center data analysis and machine learning since 2013. She is currently working on Natural Language Processing and Topic Modeling projects.
Mr. Valdez is a teacher and hobbyist game programmer. He have taught Python to various students, ranging from complete beginners to intermediates. He lost his first name in an accident involving a wizard. He is hoping to graduate to a Doctor (in Information Technology) before the year ends.
Jon is the CEO of The App Factory and former Head of Technology for Innovations at ABS-CBN. He played lead guitars for a local band in Manila called Bridge. He is strong in blues, rock and roll, and showmanship. Terrible in second voice. He loves to cook and went to culinary school. He is strong in Asian cuisine and any food with patis (fish sauce) and chili.
Iris is a molecular biologist whose love for the ocean led her to study the genomes of marine creatures. She stumbled upon Python five years ago, and that opened the world of bioinformatics to her. Both Python and bioinformatics have since been endeared to her. Today, she is a Senior Bioinformatics Specialist in the Philippine Genome Center.
Marylette is a molecular biologist from the University of the Philippines Diliman. Her life choices so far has led her from the lab to the exciting and nerve-wracking field of bioinformatics. Currently, she is a Senior Bioinformatics Specialist at the Philippine Genome Center.
Austin G. Imperial is a 14-year-old grade 8 student born in the year of the
Russell is currently the CTO of Rappler.com, where he brings his background in quantitative social science to the future of media. Russell loves exploring real world problems by blending from methods from statistics, economics, social network analysis, and natural language processing for a wide variety of applications including counter terrorism, disaster response, venture capital and social media marketing.
Markku is the APAC Technology Evangelist at Amazon Web Services. He has been in the IT industry for 15 years, and has held various technical and management positions, covering R&D, technical support and architecture. For the past couple of years, Markku was responsible for the cloud computing architecture and technology transformation of Nokia Siemens Networksâ global business units. Markku has worked out of Finland, China and Singapore.
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