Speakers

Alex Khaerov

Alex Khaerov

hayorov

Talk: Kill the mutants, protect your code!

Biography

Alex Khaerov is a development lead at [Chainstack](https://chainstack.com), with 9+ years in web services development across diverse domains. His main passion is building robust, high- load and distributed service platforms on top of a multi-cloud environment, utilizing all the power of Python and cloud native services. An organized of [Moscow Python Conf](https://conf.python.ru) and avid activist of [Singapore Python User Group](http://pugs.org.sg/), cloud native enthusiast and member of Kubernetes SG community. In his spare time, he speaks publicly at tech conferences and secretly codes in Python. Huge fan of laptop stickers.

Anmol Krishan Sachdeva

Anmol Krishan Sachdeva

greatdevaks

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

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](https://ep2018.europython.eu/conference/talks/understanding-and-implementing-recurrent-neural-networks-using-python)
  • 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](http://2018.geopython.net/#s107)
  • 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.

Avi Aryan

Avi Aryan

aviaryan123

Talk: Cheaply deploy Python apps Heroku-style using Dokku

Biography

Avi is a full-stack web engineer at Toptal with four years of professional experience. He has worked with most of the popular stack used on the web today including Python, JavaScript, and Go. He is also a multiple-time Google Summer of Code participant, where he mentors budding developers to contribute to open-source projects. These days he is working on his Blockchain based social media startup called HapRamp which aims to revolutionalize the social media ecosystem in India.

Avneet Kaur

Avneet Kaur

TeamSectumsem18

Talk: Demystifying Conversational AI with Python

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.

Charin

Charin

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

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](https://github.com/PyThaiNLP/pythainlp), the most starred Thai NLP library, and the author of [thai2fit (formerly thai2vec)](https://github.com/cstorm125/thai2fit), the first and current state-of-the-art transfer learning text classification model based on [ULMFit](https://arxiv.org/abs/1801.06146).

Chie Hayashida

Chie Hayashida

chie8842

Talk: Understanding of distributed processing in Python

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.

Drishti Jain

Drishti Jain

drishtijjain

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

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

El

El

Talk: Introduction to PyTorch

Biography

Django REST lover, DevOps and ReactJS beginner. Studying ML in order to build my 7yrs old dream. An optical reader machine with text2speech.

Harley Davidson Karel

Harley Davidson Karel

harleydavidkar1

Talk: Security Issues on your Python Code

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.

Joe Chasinga

Joe Chasinga

jochasinga

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

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

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.

Jorge Torres

Jorge Torres

mindsdb

Talk: Machine Learning Democratization with Python

Biography

Jorge Torres Is currently Co-founder & CTO of MindsDB and a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley researching machine learning automation and explainability. He has worked for a number of data-intensive start-ups, most recently working with Aneesh Chopra (the first CTO in the US government) building data systems that analyze billions of patients records and lead to highest savings for millions of patients, he started his work on scaling solutions using machine learning in early 2008 while working as first full time engineer at Couchsurfing where he helped grow the company from a few thousand users to a few million. Jorge had degrees in electrical engineering & computer science, including a masters degree in computer systems (with a focus on applied Machine Learning) from the Australian National University.

Joshua Arvin Lat

Joshua Arvin Lat

mrjoshualat

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

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.

Kavya NR

Kavya NR

Talk: Using deep learning to raise alarm when bug prone code is pushed

Biography

Kavya is a Software Development Engineer I at Expedia Group. She completed her Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science at IIIT Allahabad in 2017. During her tenure at Expedia Group she has primarily worked around developing solutions in android ecosystem, internal API(s) and machine learning. She had also had experience working with services that cloud offers. She is now looking to expand her knowledge and share her learnings with a wider audience. Kavya has spoken extensively in local meet ups internal to Expedia Group about topics relating to Data Science, mobile platform and databases.

Korakot Chaovavanich

Korakot Chaovavanich

korakot76422929

Talk: Advanced Google Colaboratory

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](https://github.com/PyThaiNLP/pythainlp) and Colab notebooks shared on [Colab Thailand Facebook Group](https://www.facebook.com/groups/colab.thailand/)

Manuel Riel

Manuel Riel

_m3nu

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

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/](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: - Borg backup client for macOS/Linux: https://github.com/borgbase/vorta - open source electronic invoicing: https://www.invoice-x.org/ - invoice2data: extract structured data from PDF invoices https://github.com/invoice-x/invoice2data - upodder: command line podcast downloader https://github.com/m3nu/upodder

Mark Hollow

Mark Hollow

Talk: Python in Production Engineering @ Facebook

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.

Mehul Patel

Mehul Patel

rowdymehul

Talk: Adding JWT Authentication to Python and Django REST Framework Using Auth0

Biography

Hi, I'm Mehul Patel and I specialize in Information Technology and Services. I’m passionate about what I do. I am a Developer Tech by profession, an open source enthusiast, Linux geeky and a maker by heart. I hold Masters in Computers Science and have been working relentlessly and contributing towards the open source community in all ways I can. I am an active member of the Mozilla Community which is a program run by a group of highly trained & passionate Mozillians(Tech enthusiasts), who share technical knowledge about Firefox, Mozilla, OpenSource and the Web at various regional developer-facing events. Currently, I am acting as a Rust Mobilizer in the community and trying best to aware people about this awesome and secure programming language. I am also part of other opensource peers like WordPress, Red Hat Linux, Debian, OpenStack, Auth0 and much more. I also represent Mozilla while being on the Campus Advisory Committee, a Reps Mentor and ambassador at Auth0. I have been invited as a Technical Speaker at Google DevFest, LinuxCon, Open Innovation Summit, MozFest, GNUnify'18 and so on to share and educate tech enthusiasts regarding opensource technologies Like Red Hat, WordPress, Rust, Virtualization, server securities & hardening and much more. I frequently blog at https://medium.com/@rowdymehul List of key talks and publications: http://bit.ly/2FVfzDE

Noah

Noah

noahcse

Talk: Ready to say goodbye to Python 2.7 ! ?

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

Rae Knowler

Rae Knowler

raeknowler

Talk: Hypothesis: Property-Based Testing for Python

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.

Rahul Bhatia

Rahul Bhatia

rbhatia46

Talk: Visualize the Black Box - An introduction to Interpretable Machine Learning

Biography

Rahul Bhatia is a self-taught Data Scientist and Full-stack Web Developer. I have experience in organizing several talks as a Developer Student Club Lead at our campus, which is an initiative by Google Developers, promoting the developer culture at college campuses throughout several countries through the DSC program. I love sharing knowledge with fellow developers and organizing and delivering technical sessions. I am currently a Data Science Intern at Innovaccer, a healthcare company focused on "Righting the wrongs of healthcare technology" I don't listen to a lot of pop music but I love rock music. Chester from Linkin Park was my favourite. Apart from that, I am a solo traveller and love wadering at new places.

Robert Owen

Robert Owen

Talk: The Buzz about Bees

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.

Sara Iris Garcia

Sara Iris Garcia

montjoile

Talk: Addressing class imbalance in Machine Learning

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

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.

Sherin Thomas

Sherin Thomas

hhsecond

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

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](https://turingnetwork.ai). I have authored a deep learning book ([yet to publish](https://github.com/hhsecond/HandsOnDeepLearningWithPytorch)). I go by hhsecond on internet

Siddhant Agarwal

Siddhant Agarwal

sidagarwal04

Talk: Bringing Artificial Intelligence to the Edge

Biography

Siddhant is currently working as Program Coordinator for Google India Developer Relations Team. Siddhant Agarwal is an experienced Technology Trainer and has been involved in delivering trainings on some of the latest and cutting-edge technologies like: Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning/Deep Learning, Cloud Computing and Internet of Things at various national and international forums and trained/engaged with more than 13k developers. He is also instrumental in designing and providing consultation for product development & business development strategies around AI/ML-based products. Siddhant is an Intel Software Innovator - a developer advocacy and speakership program supporting innovative, independent developers who display an ability to create and demonstrate forward-looking projects by providing them with speaking and demonstration opportunities at industry events and developer gatherings. He is also a Google Machine Learning Crash Course Facilitator and an organizer for the Google Cloud Developer Community in New Delhi. He is also involved in executing Design Sprints – a Design Thinking and Agile Development Methodology focused training series to improve the user experience of applications. Siddhant volunteers with the Headstart Network Foundation - one of the largest startup ecosystem development organizations in India as the Head for Partnerships in the New Delhi cohort and is a Mentor of Change with the Atal Innovation Mission – a strategic nation building initiative.

TUSHAR BANSAL

TUSHAR BANSAL

Talk: Developing Natural Language Processing Applications Using Python

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

takanory

Talk: Automate the Boring Stuff with Slackbot

Biography

Takanori is a director 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 and ferrets.

Tilak T

Tilak T

ti1akt

Talk: Unique ways to Hack into a Python Web Service

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.

Viral Parmar

Viral Parmar

viralparmarhack

Talk: JWT authentication with Django

Biography

Viral Parmar is a Serial entrepreneur who runs ComExpo Cyber security company as well as Infinite Defense Foundation a non-profit organization in India. He is a Developer Advocate, Productivity Hacker, Open Source Strategist, Technical Evangelist, Community Liaison, International TechSpeaker, he is a Cyber Security researcher by profession and open source enthusiast working in a field of information security from last three years with the expertise in Cyber Crime Investigation, Public Key Infrastructure, Social Engineering, Web App Penetration Testing, Digital Forensics and Mobile Security. He found sever vulnerability in 150+ well known websites like Intel, your story and solved more than 100 cases of cyber-crime & online frauds. He is famous for his research Cyber Disorder and Who is spying on you. Trained 150,000+ people till now and aware them about privacy and security. Given Seminars and workshops in 150+ Organizations. He is Working with Mozilla foundation from last 2 years as Reps, Mentor in Mozilla Open Leadership Project, Coach(Privacy and Security) in MozSprint 2018, also working with L10N project on Pontoon, Rust and WebVR projects.