Welcome to PyCon Asia Pacific 2013
PyCon Asia Pacific 2013 represents the 4th edition of the premier conference dedicated to the Python programming language in the Asia Pacific region. It is an independent, community-run, community-controlled and not-for-profit conference, serving as a perfect platform for Python enthusiast throughout Asia-Pacific countries to come together to meet with fellow Python users.
We are very pleased to announce that PyCon APAC 2013 will be held in Tokyo, Japan in 2013. More updates will be posted here as they develop.
PyCon APAC 2012 Videos
It was another great conference this year! All the presentations were recorded and they are now accessible at http://www.youtube.com/user/PyConAPAC for viewing. Enjoy.
PyCon APAC 2014 - Call for Host Country
In keeping with the intent of PyCon APAC as a conference for the Asia Pacific region, we are calling on any Python community that represents its country to consider hosting the 2014 edition of the conference. Please indicate interest by sending an email to email@example.com.
Our Keynote Speakers for 2012 were Alex Martelli, Anna Martelli Ravenscroft and Richard Jones
Alex Martelli got his MSEE degree from the University of Bologna, his hometown, in 1980. Over the years, he's worked, in Europe and in the US, for Texas Instruments, IBM Research, Think3, Strakt AB, and as a freelance consultant; he joined Google in 2005, and is currently a Senior Staff Engineer there. He wrote "Python in a Nutshell", co-wrote "Python Cookbook", is a Member of the Python Software Foundation, Python committer, frequent speaker at Python conferences, prolific contributor to StackOverflow. He received the 2002 ActiveState Activators' Choice Award, and the 2006 Frank Willison Memorial Award for contributions to Python.
Anna Martelli Ravenscroft has a background in training and mentoring, particularly in office technologies. Her focus is on practical, real-world problem solving and the benefits of diversity and accessibility. Anna graduated in 2010 from Stanford University with a degree in Cognitive Science. She is a member of the Python Software Foundation, a program committee member for several open source conferences, and co-edited the _Python Cookbook_.
Richard Jones has been an enthusiastic Python programmer for over 15 years working in web development, OpenGL and publishing. These days he writes telco systems by day and video games by night. He helped create the pyglet game and multimedia framework amongst other Open Source projects and has written many, many games in Python. He's an infrequent Python committer, a member of the Python Software Foundation, the organiser of the biannual Python Game Programming Challenge (PyWeek), instigator of PyCon Australia, occasional lecturer of Python and organiser of the Melbourne Python User Group. But mostly it's about the video games.
Past Keynote Speakers
PyCon APAC has had the privilege of notable keynote speakers for the past two years. They have included the following :
Steve Holden (2010)
Steve is Chairman of the Python Software Foundation.
Mark Hammond (2010)
Mark is the author of Python Programming on Win32.
Jacob Kaplan-Moss (2011)
Jacob is one of the lead developers and co-creator of Django.
Dr Prabhu Ramachandran (2011)
Dr Prabhu is the creator and lead developer of the (FOSS-India-award-winning) Mayavi and TVTK Python packages (http://code.enthought.com/projects/mayavi).