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PyCon Singapore 2019 is happening from Thursday to Saturday on October 10 - October 12 2019 at Republic Polytechnic!

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Meet our Keynote Speakers

Laurence Liew

Director for AI Industry Innovation at AI Singapore

Laurence is the Director for AI Industry Innovation at AI Singapore and is driving the adoption of AI by the Singapore ecosystem through the 100 Experiments and AI Apprenticeship programmes.

A visionary and serial technopreneur, Laurence identified and introduced Singapore's enterprises to:

  • Linux and open source in 1999, by being the first RED HAT partner and authorized training centre in Asia Pacific
  • High Performance Computing (HPC) Cluster in 2001, by building A- STAR’s IHPC first compute cluster (most of the initial HPC clusters in NUS, NTU, SMU were built by Laurence and his team)
  • Grid Computing in 2003, by building and operating Singapore's first Grid platform - IDA's National Grid Pilot Platform
  • Cloud Computing in 2007, by architecting both the Cloud business and technology for then Singapore Computer Systems' Alatum Cloud (now owned by Singtel)
  • Open Source Analytics in 2011, by building Revolution Analytics Inc business in Asia and R&D team in Singapore. Revolution Analytics was acquired by Microsoft in 2015.

Laurence graduated from National University of Singapore (NUS) with First Class Honours in Engineering and holds a Masters in Knowledge Engineering from NUS.

Wan Ting Poh

Director Data Science, Asia Pacific at Alliance

Wan Ting is Allianz’s Director Data Science for Asia Pacific. She is responsible for leading and developing a team of data scientists in the region, with the primary aim to drive innovation, deliver end-to-end data science services, and continue the digitalisation of the Allianz business.

Wan Ting also holds the parallel role of Chief Data Scientist at FinOS Technology, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Allianz, which is focused on increasing access to financial services for the underbanked and underinsured.

Between 2017 and 2019, Wan Ting held the office of Managing Director of Girls in Tech Singapore – a non-profit organization that empowers, educates and engages girls and women who are passionate in technology. Wan Ting’s leadership expanded the organization’s community, positively impacted more than 700 participants, and substantially increased working capital for the group – efforts which ensures the Singapore chapter remains relevant, viable and sustainable.

A strong believer that technology can drive the world to be a better place, Wan Ting recognizes the importance of diversity in the digital age and strives towards the day where everyone is empowered in STEM.

Wan Ting holds a Master degree in statistics and a Bachelor degree in Computational Biology, both from the National University of Singapore.

Rich Jones

Founder at Gun.io and Author of Zappa

Rich Jones is a prolific open source software developer, archetypal hacker-nomad, founder of the bespoke talent agency Gun.io, and the author of Zappa, Python's serverless framework.

Started three years ago, Zappa was the first project which allowed developers to build and deploy complex event-driven web applications to AWS Lambda, allowing for infinite elasticity and massively reduced operations burdens. Zappa is now used in production by thousands of top companies all around the world, helping them save millions of dollars on operations costs.

In addition to his open source work, he has provided consulting services for dozens of startups, and was most recently a cloud architect and software developer at the Childhood Cancer Data Lab, where he was responsible for the architecture, application development and operations of a system which processed petabytes of genetic data in order to accelerate the the use of artificial intelligence in the hunt for cures of rare cancers.

Rich is known for his fast-paced, wide-ranging and informative talks. He has spoken at DjangoCon, the Chaos Communication Congress, Full Stack Fest and many other conferences across four continents and a dozen countries. In his free time he enjoys skateboarding, trap music and scotch whiskey.

Talks & Speakers

Have a look at our Talks & Speakers page to learn more about the wide range of topics that will be covered at this year's PyCon Singapore.

Tutorials at PyCon SG 2019

This year we are offering six awesome tutorials. Tickets for tutorials can be purchased seperately from conference tickets.

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About

PyCon Singapore is a conference about the programming language Python. It is a community effort driven by the members of the Python User Group Singapore.

When & Where

When:
October 10 - October 12 2019

Where:
Republic Polytechnic, Woodlands