Speakers

AKSHAT SHARMA

AKSHAT SHARMA

Talk: Python made my dream come true

Sunday 16th June 09:50 @ T3: Cubiculum (L7)

Biography

Hie, I'm Akshat, a Govt. of India recognized Silicon Valley fellow and a Harvard University Conference Scholar. Currently, I'm working on the problem of distracted driving and recently built an Android app (visit: inSessionApp.com) to manage my calls and acknowledging callers while I sleep. I've previously worked at a Thailand based and a California based company. This summers, I'm working with an India based startup as a Software Engineer. Above all this, I love to empower people in my connection.

Adam Paszke

Adam Paszke

Talk: PyTorch as a modern scientific computing environment?

Saturday 15th June 17:45 @ T1: Auditorium (L6)

Biography

Adam Paszke is an author and maintainer of PyTorch Despite being early in his career he already has a few years of experience working with large organizations like Facebook AI Research and NVIDIA. Currently, he pursues two majors — Computer Science and Mathematics — at the University of Warsaw. His general interests include graph theory, programming languages, algorithmics and machine learning.

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All of Us (bottom of Auditorium)

Talk: PyCon Thailand Group Photo

Saturday 15th June 09:50 @ T1: Auditorium (L6)

Biography

Biggest PyCon Thailand selfie ever.

Amir Arad

Amir Arad

Talk: From 0 to Awesome: How we got Python to supercharge our ML stack

Sunday 16th June 14:05 @ T1: Auditorium (L6)

Biography

Studied Math, building systems, loves traveling and puns.

Andri Yadi

Andri Yadi

Talk: AIoT: Intelligence on Low Power Microcontroller, with MicroPython

Sunday 16th June 09:50 @ T2: Forum (L7)

Biography

CEO of DycodeX - the AIoT enabler in Indonesia. Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) of Microsoft Azure. 15 years as entrepreneur. A developer, hardware maker, and public speaker.

Anmol Krishan Sachdeva

Anmol Krishan Sachdeva

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Talk: Understanding and Implementing Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs): One of the BIGGEST Breakthroughs in the Deep Learning Revolution

Saturday 15th June 13:40 @ T3: Cubiculum (L7)

Biography

  • Currently, working as a Platform Software Engineer at Bigbasket, India (India's largest online food and grocery store). - MSc in Advanced Computing (Machine Learning, Artifical Intelligence, Robotics, Cloud Computing, and Computational Neuroscience), University of Bristol, United Kingdom. - International Tech Speaker (spoke at numerous National and International Conferences). - Last year, gave a talk about "Recurrent Neural Networks and Long Short-Term Memory Networks (LSTMs)" at EuroPython, Edinburgh, Scotland - July 2018. Link: Recurrent Neural Networks and Long Short-Term Memory Networks
  • Last year, gave a talk about "Understanding and Implementing Recurrent Neural Networks using Python" at GeoPython, Basel, Switzerland - May 18. Link: Understanding and Implementing Recurrent Neural Networks using Python
  • Have 8+ International Publications. [Latest work got published in ACM CHI 2018. The project was exhibited in Montreal, Canada.] - Received 6 Honours and Awards (International and National level). - Represented India at International Hackathons like Hack Junction’16, Finland and Hack the North’16, Canada. Got invited for more than a ‘dozen’ of prestigious International Hackathons (PennApps’17, HackNY’17, Hack Princeton’17 and many more) and Conferences. - A Microsoft Certified Professional, Microsoft Technology Associate, IBM Certified Web Developer, and Hewlett Packard Certified Developer. - Former Software Developer Intern at IBM & an ALL STACK DEVELOPER capable of designing and developing solutions for Mobile, Web, Embedded Systems, and Desktop. Areas of interest are Computational Neuroscience, Deep Learning, and Cloud Computing.

Anthony Khong

Anthony Khong

Talk: Functional Programming in Python: Lessons from Haskell and Clojure

Sunday 16th June 13:15 @ T3: Cubiculum (L7)

Biography

I am always fascinated about programming languages. In particular, I have long advocated for the use of functional programming over object-oriented programming and a declarative style over an imperative one. Despite having used Python heavily since 2013, groking Scala, Haskell and Clojure really changed my style of writing Python code. I would like to share some of my findings and advocate a functional style of programming in Python. My other interests include Bayesian statistics, Monte Carlo methods and high-performance computing.

I am a co-founder and managing director of Arithmox, a startup offering CTO-as-a-service and growth hacking packages to Indonesian companies. My interest lies in the use of technology and data-driven approaches correctly to drive growth. In a business climate where it is easy to get sucked into the AI hype, I advocate a pragmatic and no-nonsense approach to introducing such technologies into already-running businesses.

Avneet Kaur

Avneet Kaur

Talk: Demystifying Conversational AI with Python

Saturday 15th June 11:10 @ T3: Cubiculum (L7)

Biography

I am currently researching in the field of NLP and information retrieval as a project assistant at IIT Delhi. I am a recent graduate, and had been conferred with a degree of Bachelors in technology in Computer Science, in August 2018. I got introduced to the wonders of computer science while pursuing my undergraduate degree, and oh, boy! It was diverse. I was amazed with the profusion of avenues that it opened for me. From natural language chatbots, to biometrics recognition systems, path-planning robots, I found it ever-so encouraging just to be in the game, and with a curious eye, was ready to unearth it all. I can program in multiple languages, Python, C/C++, R, Matlab, Chapel, GoLang, Java , Python being my first love since freshman days!. Recently I have started programming in GoLang, and it happens to be new found love. I am interested in the fields of NLP, ML, AI, having studied them during my senior year, and I wish to work on enhancing healthcare with AI. More specifically I want to work towards making technology come to the the aid of unfortunately or differently abled people, so that they can lead healthy lives. I am inspired by the advancing developments in making computers imitate and understand human language, vision and intelligence and so much more, which I feel can be used to solve challenges that the differently abled people face. I am an avid reader, an eloquent writer, and love to share my experiences with others as well as learn from others. I do love to talk a lot too. A cup of hot chocolate, my laptop and a problem to code on, is what my daily routine sounds like.

Chanapai Chuadchum

Chanapai Chuadchum

Talk: How to build an open source catbot with Python, a 3D printer and a microcontroller

Sunday 16th June 15:45 @ T3: Cubiculum (L7)

Biography

My real name is Chanapai Chuadchum my nick name is Korn i was started my work on roobtics since i was 10 on the and i got the thrid place on the competition in Solar innovative contest when i was 11 years old since then i'm dedicated to working on robotics to develop the useful and sophisticated robots to make them life like as most as i can currently i'm studying robotics engineer at the pensylavania university online in Robotics Engineer Master degree Currently i'm trying to make my own company in robotics field to serve humanity as much as possible to eleminate the time that we need to spend on unneccessary thing.

Charin

Charin

Talk: How pyThaiNLP's thai2fit Outperforms Google's BERT: State-of-the-Art Thai Text Classification and Beyond

Saturday 15th June 13:40 @ T1: Auditorium (L6)

Biography

My name is Charin Polpanumas and I am a data scientist with over five years of track records in Southeast Asia, Japan, and China. I have delivered data products that save millions USD annually at the region's largest online retailer, and currently working to transform the healthcare industry in Thailand. I am one of the main contributors to pyThaiNLP, the most starred Thai NLP library, and the author of thai2fit (formerly thai2vec), the first and current state-of-the-art transfer learning text classification model based on ULMFit.

Chie Hayashida

Chie Hayashida

Talk: Understanding of distributed processing in Python

Sunday 16th June 13:15 @ T1: Auditorium (L6)

Biography

Chie Hayashida is a Software Engineer from Japan. She is working at Cookpad.Inc which is the worldwide recipe sharing service. She loves programming and computer science. She is highly skilled with DWH architecture and ML pipelines. She is a contributor to Apache Spark, Tensorflow, Apache Airflow and so on.

David Cournapeau

David Cournapeau

Talk: How to meaningfully contribute to Python without being very good at programming

Saturday 15th June 09:05 @ T1: Auditorium (L6)

Biography

David Cournapeau is a data scientist. He is the original author of the scikit-learn package, an open source machine learning library in the Python programming language. He is a self-described "deployment/packaging geek". David graduated with a MSc in Electrical Engineering from Telecom Paristech, Paris in 2004, and obtained his PhD in Computer Science at Kyoto University, Japan, in the domain of speech recognition. He joined Cogent Labs in August 2017. As head of the Machine Learning Engineering Team, he plays a pivotal role at the interface between cutting-edge research and product development. Beyond his work at Cogent Labs, David is also well known in the open source community as the original author of scikit-learn, and a major contributor to NumPy and SciPy.

Doni Rubiagatra

Doni Rubiagatra

Talk: Interactive Python Dashboards with Plotly and Dash

Saturday 15th June 10:20 @ T1: Auditorium (L6)

Biography

Hello, I am Doni Rubiagatra. I am Software Engineer at kumparan, co-founder of surabaya.py East Java. I love teaching Python to others and spoke at several PyCon in Asia. I scream for an Ice Cream :D

Drishti Jain

Drishti Jain

Talk: When life gives you Orange, make data speak volumes!

Saturday 15th June 16:10 @ T3: Cubiculum (L7)

Biography

Drishti is a Computer Engineer at heart and a technology enthusiast. She loves to use technology to help the less fortunate. She believes in democratizing opportunities and brings knowledge of the latest developments in the fast-moving field of technology to deserving students, and keep them up to date and well-equipped for their respective professional careers. She has spoken at 12+ conferences across the globe and is also a social entrepreneur. Her non-profit organisation - Samyak Drishti Foundation works in environment, education and healthcare sectors and operates in 10 cities across India. In her spare time, she likes to paint nature, explore new places and anchor live shows

Elisha Tan

Elisha Tan

Talk: Program Thinking - How do you design programs for diversity?

Saturday 15th June 15:20 @ T1: Auditorium (L6)

Biography

Elisha is passionate about bringing people together to solve important problems.

She founded TechLadies - a community for women in Asia to learn technical skills to switch careers into the tech industry. TechLadies has over 3000 members across Asia, taught hundreds of ladies in Singapore and Malaysia how to code that saw tens of them (without any prior programming background) got technical internships or hired as junior software engineers.

Elisha enjoys sharing her experiences in tech and the lessons learned. She was featured on various media such as The Straits Times, Her World, e27, and High Net Worth. She has spoken internationally at IWD by Jobs for NSW, Slush Singapore, Google Women Techmakers, MaGIC Academy Symposium, RubyConf Malaysia and Techsauce Summit to name a few, and has mentored at Startup Weekends (San Francisco & Penang) and SPARK Global Acceleration Program.

Elisha is based in sunny Singapore and aspires to be a standup comedian.

Harley Davidson Karel

Harley Davidson Karel

Talk: Security Issues on your Python Code

Sunday 16th June 10:40 @ T2: Forum (L7)

Biography

Application Security Consultant, Skilled in Security Requirement Engineering, Threat Modeling, Static Application Security Testing, Dynamic Application Security Testing, Secure SDLC, DevSecOps. Hold Certified Ethical Hacker certification, Speaker for several conferences in Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore with topic related to application security. Bachelor’s Degree focused in Informatics Engineering from Telkom University.

Jiranun Jiratrakanvong

Jiranun Jiratrakanvong

Talk: Python for Data Science Projects at Coraline

Sunday 16th June 13:15 @ T2: Forum (L7)

Biography

My name is Jiranun Jiratrakanvong. You can call me "Jiranun".

I have been fascinated in computer programming since I was a little. As a kid, my goal was just to make a game bot (Ragnarok) because I was too lazy to play it myself. After studying for many years, I become more lazy to do things and tried to solve everything by programming.

Python is my beloved language as it's easy to use, and it's easy to connect to other stuffs

Education

  • Undergrad Student at Department of Computer Science, Chulalongkorn University
  • Graduate Student at Department of Computer Science, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Specializations at IIT: Computational Intelligence, and Data Analytics

Experience

  • Software Engineer (C++/Java) at Thomson Reuters/Refinitiv (Bangkok)
  • Python Experience: Research Associate at BioCAT (Chicago)
  • Present: Data Scientist at Coraline (Bangkok)
  • Python Libraries Used: scikit-learn, pandas, numpy, scipy, opencv, PIL, matplotlib, PyQt, Django, Flask, wxPython, reportlab, Cython, numba, fabio, lmfit, pymysql, SQLAlchemy, etc.

Hobbies

  • Singing and playing guitar
  • Running (mini marathon)
  • Scuba Diving
  • Traveling

Joe Chasinga

Joe Chasinga

Talk: Marlin: A Smali to Python Transpiler for Android Hacking

Saturday 15th June 14:30 @ T2: Forum (L7)

Biography

I am a lead engineer working on Android and iOS instrumentations at HeadSpin Inc., a fast-growing mobile testing startup company based in Palo Alto. I have years of writing programs in many languages like Go, Python, Erlang, JavaScript, Ocaml, Java, Kotlin, and Swift, among others. My experience lies in networking for IoTs and interactive applications, compiler, and mobile frameworks. Outside of professional settings, I'm the author of RxGo, a popular open-source library on Github and I have given talks at MakerFaire NYC and Radical Networks in 2015.

Jonghwa Seo

Jonghwa Seo

Talk: E-commerce for Django

Saturday 15th June 13:40 @ T2: Forum (L7)

Biography

I love to develop software using Python/Django, and manage e-commerce website in Korea.

I lived in Thailand for 4 years, and I taught some CS subjects in Naresuan University for 2 years.

Joshua Arvin Lat

Joshua Arvin Lat

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Talk: Designing and Building Serverless Machine Learning-powered Applications with Python

Saturday 15th June 12:00 @ T1: Auditorium (L6)

Biography

Joshua Arvin Lat is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Complete Business Online. He previously served as the Director for Software Development and Engineering for multiple startups which allowed him to see the bigger picture and be more effective as a professional and leader. For the past couple of years, he has been sharing his knowledge in several conferences around the country to discuss practical strategies for companies and professionals.

Kan Ouivirach

Kan Ouivirach

Talk: How We Start Building a Data-Informed Culture with Airflow (Replacement)

Saturday 15th June 10:20 @ T2: Forum (L7)

Biography

Kan is an enthusiastic engineer who not only has a scientific mindset, but also a practical approach to software solutions. He is passionate in software engineering, data engineering, and data science. More importantly, he loves Python and uses it every single day at work. When there's any time left to burn Kan likes to improve his skills by taking some courses or contributing to some open-source projects.

Katie McLaughlin

Katie McLaughlin

Talk: How Python Can Excel

Sunday 16th June 17:45 @ T1: Auditorium (L6)

Biography

Katie has worn many different hats over the years. She has been a software developer for many programming languages, systems administrator for multiple operating systems, and speaker on many different topics. She is currently a Cloud Developer Advocate at Google, a Director of the Python Software Foundation, a Director of the Django Software Foundation, and Conference Director for PyCon AU 2018/2019. She won the O’Reilly Open Source Award in 2017, and was a finalist in the Red Hat Women in Open Source Award in 2018. When she’s not changing the world, she enjoys cooking, making tapestries, and seeing just how well various application stacks handle emoji.

Korakot Chaovavanich

Korakot Chaovavanich

Talk: Advanced Google Colaboratory

Saturday 15th June 15:20 @ T2: Forum (L7)

Biography

I started working as a data scientist in July, 2016. Though I have been using regular expressions to clean data for years, since 1999. I finished an M.Phil in Computer Speech and Language Processing from University of Cambridge, UK.

My focus now includes 2 topics: Thai NLP and Google Colaboratory for knowledge sharing. My main contributions are for PyThaiNLP project and Colab notebooks shared on Colab Thailand Facebook Group

Lina KATAYOSE(selina)

Lina KATAYOSE(selina)

Talk: Pyladies and Importance of community participation

Sunday 16th June 14:05 @ T2: Forum (L7)

Biography

I established my company called moegi Co., Ltd. to start the drone business. I am an engineer of the front-end system, but recently I have been focued on RaspberryPi and Arduino, and have been actively transmitting mechanisms in which objects move in reality by using Python language. This year, I participated in "PyCon 2018 Cleveland" and I felt the momentum of overseas forces. I exchanged contact information with Pythonista who are active overseas so that I can cooperate with them. Additionary, as a staff member of Pyladies Tokyo, I did a community activity spreading Python, and did Python Boot Camp which helps Python beginners and spreads Python as Saitama and Fukushima local staff. Python Boot Camp in Fukushima, activities such as preparing the venue as well as taking up local newspapers were underway. In addition, I am participating in the Python related community and am doing activities to improve self-study and day-to-day technology.

Manuel Riel

Manuel Riel

Talk: Adding a GraphQL API to Django (with Vue.js frontend)

Sunday 16th June 14:55 @ T1: Auditorium (L6)

Biography

I'm a serial online entrepreneur who is always looking to add useful products to the world – both open source and paid. My standard toolbox includes Python and Django (and sometimes WordPress) on the backend and Vue.js on the frontend. I also do data wrangling and some machine learning in Jupyter, Pandas and Keras.

My latest startup is a hosted backup service for Borg: https://www.borgbase.com/

In my spare time I'm also a Google Summer of Code mentor and maintain various open source projects and standardization efforts:

Mark Hollow

Mark Hollow

Talk: Python in Production Engineering @ Facebook

Saturday 15th June 16:10 @ T1: Auditorium (L6)

Biography

Mark has worked in IT for over 20 years in Europe and Southeast Asia. His experience spans IT operations, software engineering, data systems, product management and project management. He has worked in top multinationals, SMEs and start-ups.

Martin Andrews

Martin Andrews

Talk: First steps in Deep Learning with TensorFlow 2.0 : CNNs

Sunday 16th June 15:45 @ T1: Auditorium (L6)

Biography

Martin is a Google Developer Expert in Machine Learning based in Singapore - and was doing Neural Networks before the last AI winter... He's an active contributor in the Singapore data science community, and is the co-host of the Singapore TensorFlow and Deep Learning MeetUp (with now with 3700+ members in Singapore).

Mishari Muqbil

Mishari Muqbil

Talk: Teaching Coding To Kids

Sunday 16th June 09:00 @ T4: Aquarium (L7)

Biography

CEO of Zymple

Mohamed Ali SOLA (Dali SOLA)

Mohamed Ali SOLA (Dali SOLA)

Talk: Unlocking the power of natural language by machine translation: how python could serve my purpose?

Sunday 16th June 14:55 @ T2: Forum (L7)

Biography

Dali SOLA is a Data science enthusiast with experience in various aspects of NLP and machine translation. Dali had an engineer degree from at TEK-UP University in Tunisia and studied two Master degree in Business Intelligence and Innovation management. His core interest lies in “NLP”, ”Deep learning”, “Machine Learning”, ”Machine Translation” and "IA". In 2017 he get rewarded from ATB BANK for his solution "smart-HR", a human resource solution that deal with talents hiring issue, using NLP and IA .

Noah

Noah

Talk: Ready to say goodbye to Python 2.7 ! ?

Sunday 16th June 09:00 @ T3: Cubiculum (L7)

Biography

Noah, PyCon Nomad Volunteer of FOSSASIA which is a NPO for promoting FOSS and open technologies in Asia, volunteer of PyConTW/JP/KR/ID/MY/TH/HK.....and each PyConAPAC since 2015. volunteer and speaker of EuroPython 2018. Managing member of PSF, my wish is that connect everyone who enjoy Python, and try to promote programming education to young generation or everyone who interested in by teaching basic programming skill using Python and R, like be a mentor of Hour or Code, or Google Summer of Code with FOSSASIA

Noah Kantrowitz

Noah Kantrowitz

Talk: Forklifting Django: Migrating A Complex Django App To Kubernetes

Sunday 16th June 10:40 @ T1: Auditorium (L6)

Biography

Noah Kantrowitz is a web developer turned infrastructure automation enthusiast, and all around engineering rabble-rouser. By day he runs an infrastructure team at Ridecell and by night he makes candy and stickers. He is an active member of the DevOps community, and enjoys merge commits, cat pictures, and beards.

Pisuth Daengthongdee

Pisuth Daengthongdee

Talk: Raiden Network for instant crypto payment & lower fees

Saturday 15th June 11:10 @ T2: Forum (L7)

Biography

Pisuth turns himself into a blockchain developer with extensive skills on IoT and Chatbot since 2017. Prior that time, he was working in media industry for 8 years in Thailand experienced using Python on system monitoring and systems integration. He also won 7 blockchain competition/hackathon in the past 2 years include ETHSingapore, Binance and NEO and has strong passion on blockchain technology and distributed economy.

Poomjai Nacaskul, PhD, DIC, CFA

Poomjai Nacaskul, PhD, DIC, CFA

Talk: Fuzzy Multi-Criteria Portfolio Optimisation with Python (and maybe a little bit of Mathematica)

Sunday 16th June 09:00 @ T1: Auditorium (L6)

Biography

I am a Data Scientist (First Senior Vice President) at Siam Commercial Bank PCL. Beside Python, I'm also into Mathematica, and did my doctorate entirely in C++. Beside Data Science, I'm involved in Quantitative Analytics in general, Financial Engineering and Risk Management in particular (although much less so these days). Beside Machine Learning, my research interest span to Graph-Theoretic/Network Model, Copula Functional, Cybernetics, and (obviously) Fuzzy Multi-Criteria Decision Model.

PyCon Thailand Team

PyCon Thailand Team

Talk: Closing

Sunday 16th June 18:20 @ T1: Auditorium (L6)

Biography

Rae Knowler

Rae Knowler

Talk: Hypothesis: Property-Based Testing for Python

Sunday 16th June 14:05 @ T3: Cubiculum (L7)

Biography

Rae Knowler is a web developer at Liip in Zürich, where they develop product data APIs and work on Open Data projects. They are interested in the fascinating, comical and sometimes tragic results of attempting to cram the complexity of life and society into computer systems. In their spare time they read a lot of science fiction and hug cats.

Robert Owen

Robert Owen

Talk: The Buzz about Bees

Saturday 15th June 12:00 @ T2: Forum (L7)

Biography

Robert Owen worked for Oracle as Program Director for Asia-Pacific. Before that he worked for Ericsson Telecommunications. Robert was a member of the Australian delegation to the International Telecommunications Union, ITU, in Geneva, Switzerland where he worked on global telecommunications policy. A few years ago he spat his dummy at the amount of work Oracle expected him to do, resigned and enrolled for a PhD at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He expects to complete his PhD computer modelling infectious animal diseases later this year.

Russell Keith-Magee

Russell Keith-Magee

Talk: Python Everywhere?

Sunday 16th June 11:30 @ T1: Auditorium (L6)

Biography

Dr Russell Keith-Magee is the founder of the BeeWare project, developing GUI tools and libraries to support the development of Python software on desktop and mobile platforms. He is also a 13 year veteran of the Django core team, and for 5 years, was President of the Django Software Foundation. In his day job, he wrangles data pipelines for Survata. He is a frequent speaker at Python and Django conferences around the globe, sharing his experiences as a FLOSS developer, community maintainer, and (unsuccessful) startup founder. He lives in Whadjuk Noongar country - otherwise known as Perth, Western Australia.

Sam Witteveen

Sam Witteveen

Talk: The Fastest Path to Deep Learning

Sunday 16th June 09:50 @ T1: Auditorium (L6)

Biography

Sam is a Google Developer Expert for Machine Learning and is a co-founder of Red Dragon AI a deep tech company based in Singapore. He has extensive experience in startups and mobile applications and is helping developers and companies create smarter applications with machine learning. Sam is especially passionate about Deep Learning and AI in the fields of Natural Language and Conversational Agents and regularly shares his knowledge at events and trainings across Asia, as well as being the co-organiser of the Singapore TensorFlow and Deep Learning group. แซมพูดและอ่านภาษาไทยได้

Sara Iris Garcia

Sara Iris Garcia

Talk: Addressing class imbalance in Machine Learning

Saturday 15th June 14:30 @ T1: Auditorium (L6)

Biography

Sara is a seasoned software engineer and a data science enthusiast. She is currently undergoing a master in data science in the UK, and a research in deep learning for medical imaging. When she is not coding, she spends her free time baking sweet treats and watching Rick and Morty.

Sarthak Deshwal

Sarthak Deshwal

Talk: Kotlin for Pythonista

Sunday 16th June 10:40 @ T3: Cubiculum (L7)

Biography

A passionate software developer, Sarthak is a core contributor in Expedia's Mobile Team. He weaves the magic in his code with Python, Java, Kotlin, Scala, C and JavaScript. Having mastered these languages all by himself, through self projects and open source contributions, he knows what it takes to not just write code but write code that is readable, efficient and maintainable.

His current adventure involves developing solutions in android ecosystem, internal API(s) and machine learning to help our users have the best experience.

Before joining Expedia, he co-founded one startup in India and did internship at Samsung R&D, Bengaluru. He loves sharing his knowledge and learnings from his adventures in machine learning projects. He has been speaking extensively at internal conferences and now want to spread his knowledge in the open.

Sarthak Deshwal

Sarthak Deshwal

Talk: A resilient, scalable tracing and analysis system for micro-services - HayStack

Sunday 16th June 14:55 @ T3: Cubiculum (L7)

Biography

A passionate software developer, Sarthak is a core contributor in Expedia's Mobile Team. He weaves the magic in his code with Python, Java, Kotlin, Scala, C and JavaScript. Having mastered these languages all by himself, through self projects and open source contributions, he knows what it takes to not just write code but write code that is readable, efficient and maintainable.

His current adventure involves developing solutions in android ecosystem, internal API(s) and machine learning to help our users have the best experience.

Before joining Expedia, he co-founded one startup in India and did internship at Samsung R&D, Bengaluru. He loves sharing his knowledge and learnings from his adventures in machine learning projects. He has been speaking extensively at internal conferences and now want to spread his knowledge in the open.

Shane Torr

Shane Torr

Talk: Tech Skills: What's Hot and Whats Not. How does Python stack-up against the rest?

Saturday 15th June 14:30 @ T3: Cubiculum (L7)

Biography

Shane is CEO at Gummy Bear Tech Recruitment. He has over 30 years international experience in IT, and has been based in Thailand for the last 17 years where he’s been focusing on technical recruitment. Strong interest in SaaS applications, cloud technologies, and Linux desktops.

Sherin Thomas

Sherin Thomas

Talk: Production-ize deep learning with PyTorch, RedisAI and Hangar

Saturday 15th June 11:10 @ T1: Auditorium (L6)

Biography

I am working as a part of the development team of [Tensor]werk, an infrastructure development company focusing on deep learning deployment problems. I and my team focus on building open source tools for setting up a seamless deep learning workflow. I have been programming since 2012 and started using python since 2014 and moved to deep learning in 2015. I am an open source enthusiast and I spend most of my research time on improving interpretability of AI models using TuringNetwork. I have authored a deep learning book (yet to publish). I go by hhsecond on internet

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Saturday 15th June 17:00 @ T1: Auditorium (L6)

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Sudarat Chattanon

Sudarat Chattanon

Talk: Python for beginners

Saturday 15th June 10:20 @ T4: Aquarium (L7)

Biography

Hi there! I am a software engineer who uses vim at Pronto Tools and also a GirlsWhoDev organizer for around 4 years. I have organized many tech events for girls who want to learn coding even if they are not in the tech industry such as girls learning Python. I am also a co-organiser with Django girls for building a website with Django in Bangkok. Apart from my tech life, I'm a dog person. I enjoy singing, dancing and watching a movie and a series.

TUSHAR BANSAL

TUSHAR BANSAL

Talk: Developing Natural Language Processing Applications Using Python

Sunday 16th June 09:00 @ T2: Forum (L7)

Biography

I am a pre final student at The LNM Institute of Information Technology pursuing B-Tech in Computer Science Engineering. I have a Deep interest in open source technologies, and was selected as Mozilla Open Leader this year. I like to code in Python and developing Natural Language Processing applications in python. I have studied Information Retrieval as an academic course and my my interest in this field grew from there. In this talk I will elaborate on my project where I used TWEEPY library of python to extract and evaluate tweets. I believe Information Retrieval is a interesting topic and will attract audience from all the field and all experience levels.

Takanori Suzuki

Takanori Suzuki

Talk: Automate the Boring Stuff with Slackbot

Saturday 15th June 12:00 @ T3: Cubiculum (L7)

Biography

Takanori is a Vice Chairperson of PyCon JP Committee(www.pycon.jp). He is also a director of BeProud Inc.(www.beproud.jp), and his title is "Python Climber". Takanori held PyCon JP 2014 to 2016 as the chairperson. Currently he teaches Python to beginners as a lecturer at Python Boot Camp(pycamp.pycon.jp) all over Japan. In addition, he published several Python books. Tananori plays trumpet, climbs boulder, loves Lego, ferrets and beer

Tilak T

Tilak T

Talk: Unique ways to Hack into a Python Web Service

Saturday 15th June 10:20 @ T3: Cubiculum (L7)

Biography

I work at an Application Security company (we45) and have a unique perspective of developing secure and deliberately insecure apps in Python and NodeJS. I have contributed to the development of several Web-Applications using Django, Djano-Rest-Framework, NodeJs and more, that have been used for Capture the Flag Contests inside and outside the organization. And also I am contributed multiple OpenSource Projects. In addition, I have extensive experience with integrating scanners, SAST and DAST toolsets into our Application Vulnerability Correlation and Aggregation product. I have over 7 years of development experience and continue to work as a full-stack developer. And also I have presented talk in DjangoCon 2018, ISACA Meetup, also gave a workshop about container orchestration and Serverless in Lascon, Recently gave a talk in DevSecCon Singapore 2019.

Zsolt Dollenstein

Zsolt Dollenstein

Talk: Any Code Formatter You Like - As Long As It's Black

Sunday 16th June 15:45 @ T2: Forum (L7)

Biography

I'm a computer scientist with a passion for programming languages, and have been working as a software engineer in the Infrastructure Team at Facebook London since 2016. I've been working with Python on and off for the past 10 years, but recently it has become an area close to my heart.

I'm the father of an awesome little dude, husband to an amazing wife, and when I'm not spending time with my family, work, and open source, I'm a captain of a competitive Overwatch team.

Ask me about the biggest outage I've ever caused ;) See you at the conference!