We are very happy to announce that Garena will be our first platinum sponsor for PyCon Singapore 2016!
Headquartered in Singapore, Garena was founded in 2009 by Forrest Li and his friends as they aspired to transform their passion for entrepreneurship into a great company. Forrest named the company "Garena" – a play on the words "global arena” – in reference to his broader aspirations to connect people via the Internet.
It prides itself as a software engineering centric company and has one of the strongest R&D teams in the region. Developers in Garena mostly use Python for most of the R&D efforts due to its language interoperability, thus enabling rapid prototyping and easy conversion to production. This emphasis on tech innovation has helped Garena to swiftly become a leading platform provider for online PC and mobile entertainment, social & commerce and financial services across Asia, serving millions of users. Today, Garena is the largest Internet company in Southeast Asia and employs more than 4,500 people in the region.