Gabay / Guide
25-26 February, 2024
Makati Sports Club, Makati City, Philippines
What is PyCon?
The largest gathering of Python developers in the Philippines with a global experience 🇵🇭🌎
It originated in the United States but is also held in many other countries that have active Python developer communities.
In the Philippines, we've been organizing PyCon Philippines (PyCon PH) annually since 2012.
We bring in both foreign and local speakers from diverse backgrounds to share their knowledge and experience to our participants. This makes PyCon PH a global experience despite being a local one!
PyCon Philippines 2024
After successfully hosting PyCon PH 2023, we are back once again with the theme “Gabay”, or guide, to commemorate how the community helped us navigate through our professional and personal lives and led us to where we are.
If you’ve been a part of the past 8 PyCons in the Philippines or any of our other events, thank you! We are always grateful for the support and warm reception.
Let’s keep growing together as a community!
🤝 PythonPH is a proud member of the united PyCon APAC community
This year, we're delighted to highlight our active participation as a member of PyCon APAC. While not the host for PyCon APAC this year, our role within this collaborative group reflects our dedication to nurturing the Python community, both in the Philippines and across the region.
Discover our keynote speakers for PyCon Philippines 2024
Reinabelle “Reina” Reyes, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at the National Institute of Physics in UP Diliman, where she heads the Data and Computation Research Group. She also serves as consultant for data science and analytics for Z-Lift Solutions and WeSolve Foundation. She is a recipient of the 2023 NAST Outstanding Young Scientist Award.
JC Peralta is a data scientist currently working as a Geospatial Machine Learning Consultant and Climate Scientist. He received his Masters in Atmospheric Science from Ateneo de Manila University in 2019 and has worked on various data projects in climate and disaster science, renewable energy, data for social good, and climate action advocacies.
Michael Kennedy is a Python Software Foundation Fellow and an entrepreneur. He is the host of the Talk Python To Me and cohost of the Python Bytes podcasts. He is the founder of Talk Python Training which offers over 250 hours of online courses for software developers and data scientists. Michael is based in lovely Portland, OR USA.
Matt Harrison is a Stanford-educated CS expert and acclaimed author, dominating Amazon’s bestseller lists with his Python and Data Science manuals, such as "Effective XGBoost" and "Effective Pandas." He's been using Python since 2000 and he’s shaped the minds of professionals at giants like Netflix and NASA, and at top universities like Stanford. Harrison’s dynamic teaching has reached thousands through live sessions and online platforms.
Discover our speakers for PyCon Philippines 2024
Director of PyCon JP Association, BeProud Inc. In 2003, he met Zope2, a CMS made in Python, which led him to start community activities such as open source, etc. Since then, he has been translating and writing Python books, organizing Python-related events, and giving talks at various events.
Lois Anne Leal
Lois Anne Leal works on Data Science and Artificial Intelligence research, development, and innovation at the Philippine Space Agency. She completed her MSc in Computer Vision, Robotics, and Machine Learning at the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom and earned her BSc in Computer Science at the University of the Philippines Diliman. Her major research interests revolve mainly around core AI methods and computer vision techniques applied to satellite data.
Mona Obedoza is a high schooler and aspiring AI engineer who advocates teaching kids how to code through her roles as a student ambassador for Women in AI PH, co-leader of her school's Girls Can Code club, and founder of The Purposeful Mochii. In her free time, she enjoys watching anime, reading manga and fantasy novels, and baking cookies.
- A seasoned Site Reliability Engineer with over 20 years of experience. - Board member of the Python Software Foundation, shaping the future of Python globally. - Over a decade of dedication to building and nurturing the Python community in Korea. - Active committee member of PyCon APAC, promoting Python's growth across the Asia-Pacific region. Twitter @darjeelingt linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/kwonhanbae/ mastodon @[email protected]
Founder & CEO of LaLoka Labs, ex-Xoxzo. Formerly at Yahoo! Japan & Amazon. A PSF Fellow and advocating Python and its community since 2002. Co-founded PyCon JP & MY, active in PSF. Passionate about diversity, community, and tech innovation. Feel free to connect with me or learn more about myself from Twitter (@iqbalabd), LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/iqbalabd/) or even LaLoka Labs's blog (https://lalokalabs.co/en/blog/).
Athena Aliafe Abe
Athena 'Atcha' Abe is the Sustaining Engineer and KCS Coach of PAR Tech, Inc. She shares her knowledge with various universities and tech companies about the Fundamentals of Web Development, Web Design, Information Security, Database Systems, and Automation. She is an advocate for social participation and has been engaging with tech communities to share her knowledge and experiences in the tech industry. Atcha aspires to be a Computer Science professor and Cyber Security Analyst.
Swastik Anupam is a passionate researcher and an active member of IEEE, specialising in Quantum Computing, Cybersecurity, and Machine Learning. Pursuing my B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering at Amity University Kolkata, he is committed to leveraging technology for a brighter and safer digital future. Swastik's expertise lies in Python, C++, R Programming, and Cloud Computing. He actively contributes to the academic community by authoring and reviewing chapters and papers in areas such as IoT, Cloud Computing, and Quantum-based Fintech Security. Fascinated by Quantum Physics, Astrophysics, and Astrobiology, he is dedicated to solving complex problems with innovative solutions.
Software Engineer, Pythonista, and Community Connector Neil Riego is a Software Engineer at Enstack. In his free time, he actively contributes to the community by sharing knowledge as a speaker in various tech events and mentors students as a Career Coach at Kadakareer. As a cat enthusiast, he also goes by the name Scaredmeow on different gaming platforms.
Ian is a passionate data solutions developer, blending geospatial data with various systems across the full data spectrum. His experience includes being a researcher for an ocean renewable energy project, a software engineer in geospatial applications, and solutions developer for digital transformation initiatives.
Kyle Shaun Aquino
Kyle Aquino serves as the Tech Software Lead at 4Gives Finance, bringing a wealth of expertise as a seasoned full-stack developer and Software Architect. With extensive experience in leading teams and crafting innovative solutions, he is a technopreneur in the Philippine startup landscape. Connect with him on LinkedIn @ linkedin.com/in/kyleaquino 🚀.
Marc Jerome Tulali
Science Research Specialist at the Department of Science & Technology - Advanced Science and Technology Institute, specialized in developing and researching decentralized applications. Also, a mentor for blockchain development for students and professionals at The Blokc.
Fidel Ivan Racines
An AI specialist at DOST FNRI. Built a variety of AI projects to build my portfolio. Has a MS in ML and AI. Closely follows papers that deal with AI in Health. Computer Vision is my passion. Knows how most computer vision applications work. Advocates the use of AI in the medical field.
With a remarkable career spanning 18 years, Randy stands as a Lead Software Developer at Quantrics, where he spearheads a dynamic team of software developers, testers, and a scrum master. Randy's expertise extends across a spectrum of domains, with a primary focus on Software Development, Software Architecture, Cloud Migration, Java Development, DevOps, and Agile methodologies. His wealth of knowledge and hands-on experience has made him a driving force in the industry, contributing to thesuccess of numerous projects and initiatives.
$bash is an Amsterdam-based data worker passionate in sharing his love for science, technology, and activism.
Yoshi Yamaguchi is Senior Developer Relations Engineer at Google Cloud, where he focuses on Observability and SRE. Yoshi has been leading and supporting developer communities in Japan for over 15 years.
Anton Raphael Orpilla
"Manong Antawn" has been an ICT practitioner for 15 Years+ in various Industries covering local (PH) and regional companies. As part of his advocacy, he mentors aspiring Startups / Students from different Northern Universities in the Philippines. He conducts Workshops / Seminars for ICT Community Events and University Partners covering various ICT Topics (Cyber Security, Design Thinking, Web/Mobile Development, Data Science, Cloud Computing). He also participates actively in Capture-The-Flag, Bug Bounty, Hackathons, Open Source Product Development and collaborates during ICT Community Meet-ups. His favorite genre in music is Reggae and music artist is Bob Marley.
Jan Aaron Angelo Lee
Engineering, Co-founder, and CTO at https://swarm.work. Aaron is passionate about solving problems where they actually happen - amongst people and technology. He is currently plying his trade at Swarm, where he builds teams and tools, and philosophizes about the Future of Work.
Director of Technology, Technical Trainer, PythonPH President, and Python Software Foundation Fellow. With over 15 years in the tech industry, Matt is an accomplished Software Engineer, Technical Trainer, and Community Leader. His career has encompassed a variety of sectors, including startups and academia. In 2013, Matt co-founded PythonPH, cultivating a dynamic Python community, a contribution recognized by the Python Software Foundation in 2019. Matt is passionate about strategic innovation, continuous learning, and utilizing technology to empower people and tackle social disparities.
Sony Valdez is a programmer with over 20 years of experience. He has experience coding in C, C++, PHP, and Python. Most of the time, he is working on the backend. He is train Python trainer for corporate and in the academe. He is also one of the founders of Python Philippines. He is mostly harmless.
Sophie Soliven is the Director of Operations for Edamama. She leverages data, tech, and operations to innovate. She has over 9 years of experience in e-commerce, fintech, and retail. Over the years, she has built her expertise on process management, risk management, and everything else in between. She has also been sharing her knowledge and experience in both the local and the international scene.
Joshua Arvin Lat
Joshua Arvin Lat is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of NuWorks Interactive Labs, Inc. He is an AWS Machine Learning Hero and the author of the books "Machine Learning with Amazon SageMaker Cookbook", "Machine Learning Engineering on AWS", and "Building and Automating Penetration Testing Labs in the Cloud".
Alec Gerona is currently the VP of Engineering at BillEase, a leading name in the Philippines' fintech sector. He has over eight years of experience in the tech industry starting as a fullstack software engineer working with various frameworks to leading independent teams. https://alecgerona.io
Noel Jerome Borlongan
Senior Science Research Specialist at the Philippine Space Agency. A Python enthusiast, anime fan, retro gamer, mountain hiker, marathon runner and finisher. As part of the Philippine Space Agency, he is currently working on space data applications and processing satellite imagery using Python.
Paul de Paula
An accomplished Software Engineer with more than 17 years experience in the IT industry, from Software Development, Infrastructure and Security, Financial Techology, Digital News and Media, Airline Services to US Government Platforms. An influential opensource advocate to students, developers, stakeholders from various schools, universities and private organizations locally and abroad. Hes been doing his advocacy for the last 13 years.
Engineering Manager at BillEase. With over 10 years of experience, he has built various web and backend solutions in the fields of finance, e-commerce, and social media. He also leads development teams that deliver high-quality products.
Ani is a Software Engineer at GovTech Singapore, specializing in developer productivity and workflow automation. He is currently developing integrations of AI products for public officers. Ani has made significant contributions to the Mozilla Project and various other libraries. He is excited by the intersection of technology and public service!
Anthony Fox, is a certified scrum developer and a data scientist at OpsWerks. He studied Applied Physics at the University of the Philippines, earning both his Bachelor's and Master's degree. For almost a decade, Anthony spent diving into research at the National Institute of Physics at the University of the Philippines.
John Patrick Laurel
Pats, Head of Data Science at Short Stay AI, specializes in Machine Learning, Data Engineering, and Analytics. He's also a Full-Stack Developer at NuWorks Interactive Labs, a Data Science Mentor at Eskwelabs, and a Technical Writer at Tutorials Dojo, focusing on ML and Data Engineering.
Lex Bryan Bangot
Lex Bryan is a Senior Full Stack Engineer at Confide, with a background spanning over 14 years in the tech industry; beginning his programming journey in Python in 2011. Proficient in test automations, he ensures the reliability and efficiency of software systems. Beyond his professional pursuits, Lex finds joy in exploring hardware, blending technology with creativity in his leisure time.
Ciara brings a ray of sunshine to the PythonPH team with her kind heart and cheerful nature. She's not just a detail-oriented Corporate Secretary, but also an invaluable member of the Finance Committee. Her blend of warmth, dedication, and precision creates a unique and dynamic presence that uplifts and inspires everyone around her. Beyond her administrative role, Ciara is a passionate programmer and an avid learner. Eager to pivot to tech, her Python skills and clean coding highlight her readiness for a developer or data analyst role.
Note: This is a working schedule and is subject to change. Please check back regularly for updates and final confirmations. You may also refer to the Talks, Workshops & Panel Sessions Page for more details.
This event was made possible with the help of our generous sponsors
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What to expect this year?
We're meeting face-to-face! 🙌
The conference will be a 2-day in-person event in Manila, Philippines.
There will be talks, workshops, tutorials, lightning talks, fun group activities, book giveaways and more!
- Beginner & General Programming
- Backend / DevOps
- Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence
- Distributed Computing
- Personal & Professional Development
- Platform / Framework / Architecture / Security
- Data Science / Analysis / Engineering
- Web / Mobile