10/07/2019

Visiting Group in PyCon JP 2019

PyCon is a platform for Python users to get together for Python. This year, people affiliated with PyCon TW formed a visiting group to attend PyCon JP. It’s the first international outreach from PyCon TW, and a great opportunity for us to experience different culture.

Overview

The theme of PyCon JP 2019 is "Python New Era", an idea of the new era in Japan and the new era of Python3.

(The picture is from PyCon JP 2019 official website)

PyCon JP 2019 is held September 14 to 17 at Tokyo. September 14th and 15th are Development Sprints and Tutorial Day, respectively. The conference is on September 16th and 17th at Ota Cty Industrial Plaza (PiO).

The conference includes keynotes, invited talks, technical talks, poster sessions, jobs fair, lightning talks, and many other activities. The topics of them involve project case studies, machine learning, data science, web programming, etc. This year PyCon JP has 951 participants in the conference alone, and 1160 participants including sprints and tutorials. It is the largest body of total participants ever. (See also https://www.pycon.jp/organizer/ .) And here is the schedule of the conference (youtube videos are attached): https://pycon.jp/2019/schedule/ .

Also, our visiting group took notes for the sprint, the welcome party, and the conference on HackMD:
https://hackmd.io/pYYzA4hLROGFKbXR0QMTMA?view

Development Sprint (9/14)

The sprint was held at the HENNGE office in Shibuya.
There are fifteen projects this year. List of projects is available here.

Most projects were in Japanese. Only those hosted by foreigners are in English.
We can roughly classify projects into these types:

  • OSS document translation (Surely to Japanese), e.g., Django Girls Tutorialの日本語翻訳, sphinx
  • PyCon JP preparation
  • Tutorial/Hackathon, e.g., Dashで作る可視化ウェブアプリケーション, PyCon JP 2019 Sprint: JetBot ハンズオン
  • OSS hacking, e.g., C API example of Python 2/3 compatible code, Tell you what waits for what in an async/await program, at runtime.

Around 100 attendees joined this event. At the end of the sprint, we had a short demonstration of what we had accomplished.

Conference Days (9/16, 9/17)

The first day of the conference starts at 9 a.m. After registration, every attendee gets a bag of brochures and the T-shirt (see below).

(The T-shirt in the picture is for the regular attendee.)

The vertical banner stands in the main hall exhibit the sponsors and patrons of PyCon JP this year.

The places of sessions locate in different rooms on the first, second, third, and sixth floors. Keynotes, posters, and the job fair are on the first floor (the main hall). Most of the conference rooms are big and nice for a talk.

Keynote

Cory Althoff gave the first keynote speech on the first day. The title is “Why Python is Eating the World”.

Althoff works at eBay as a software engineer. He is also the author of the book "The Self-Taught Programmer", which has more than 100,000 copies sold.

"Learning to program in Python helped more than just my career." he said, "It gave me confidence. I am passionate about programming and about teaching others how to!"

Althoff also explains in detail why we should learn Python. The three main reasons are:

  • Beginner Adoption: Python is easier for beginners to learn, and there are also many different paths to learn Python.
  • Company Demand: Many top companies are using Python (e.g., NOKIA, IBM, Amazon).
  • Community: Many online communities like Reddit or Facebook groups can help Python beginners.

Finally, the speaker suggests people to sign up the weekly newsletter "pythonweekly.com" or join the slack community "pyslackers.com", to keep in touch with Python.


The keynote speaker on the second day is Makoto Koike (小池 誠). His topic was titled “Pythonで切り開く新しい農業” (Use Python to Create a New Type of Agriculture).

Koike was an embedded system engineer in the Japanese automobile industry. Now he operates a cucumber farm by using machine learning and deep learning.

Each farm has its classification standard in Japan. To decrease the time of sorting work, Koike explores machine learning and deep learning on sorting cucumbers.

In this talk, Koike showed different methods he has tried and the performance (the third version of the method can achieve 79.4% accuracy).

In the end, Koike summarized that the know-how of farmers can be transferred by exploring these technologies on agriculture.

"AI might replace some jobs, but AI also can be a kind of storing tool for human knowledge.", said by Koike.

We feel excited about the development and applications of Python shown in the two keynotes.

Regular Sessions

Besides keynotes, there are also many interesting sessions in conference days.

This year, PyCon JP invites Prof. Renyuan Lyu from Chang Gung University (Taiwan) for the invited talk. Prof. Lyu demonstrated a lot of real-time pitch detection and speech recognition technologies through chatbots.

The technical talks have many different aspects, such as solutions of managing projects in Python 2, the usage of Docker, so on and so forth.

And there were, of course, other Taiwanese speakers!

(Left: “Supporting Python3 in Large Scale Project” by Kir Chou. Right: “When AI meets 3000-year-old Chinese Palmistry” by Kai Hsu (a member of our visiting group).)

The sponsors locate in the main hall and it is a great place to interact with them.

Also, we received a lot of interesting ideas and information from the posters.

Party

There was a party in the evening of the first day (9/16). While enjoying delicious food, we can walk around and make a lot of new friends. By the way, the party also offers a very good variety of drink (beer included)!

Lightning Talks

The lightning talk (LT) always gets the spotlight. PyCon JP 2019 also has many interesting talks. It’s worth to mention that there are three LT speakers are from our visiting group.

(Top Left: “Is your bot ALIVE? Monitor chatbot from a user’s perspective” by Petertc. Top Right: “How to get more than just PyCon in a PyCon” by Wei Lee. Bottom Middle: “Python in the Belle II experiment” by Huang Kunxian)

SciPy Meetup

In the conference, those who love and care about science and Python communities in Japan and Taiwan, including Enthought, got together to have a meeting. We look forward to the growth of the SciPy community in Japan as well as the APAC regions.

Feedbacks from the Visiting Group


Yung-Yu Chen

HPC Software Developer

Everything began with a random thought. It’s been a while since my last visit to PyConJP. I planned to go this year but was unable to submit a talk. What can I bring there? It occurred to me that Terada san has organized visit groups from Japan to many PyCons in other countries, including Taiwan. So this time, we guys from Taiwan should probably do the same! There must be some people who want to visit a PyCon overseas but don’t know how to start. This gonna be good.

It is good. Much more successful than I originally thought. The conference is great, but what moves me the most is the self-organizing team. As the “organizer” the only things I did were two pre-meetings, a couple of emails, a telegram chat room, and a Google doc. Then the team of 13 people just formed automatically, and everyone got some things to do: local guide, camera man, LT speakers, and making a lot of new friends.

I think this is another piece of proof of the productivity of open source. This is one of the best PyCon experiences I have!


Kevin Shyu

CTO & Co-founder

It’s my first time to PyCon JP. The visiting group is totally beyond my expectation. We have our own free time to go around and we also have good connection with PyCon JP. Before going to Japan, it is great for the pre-tasks like cooperate notes, flight info sharing, the shared docs, and etc. In this trip, I have known lots of different cultures from Japanese. I really look forward to going with the visiting group again in the future. We don’t stop at Japan, we can go everywhere with PyCon.


Po-An Yang

Software Engineer at Rakuten Slice

Joining the visiting group is the most correct decision which I have made in 2019! I have attended conferences in other countries before, but this is the one which I most enjoyed. With the visiting group, we experienced a lot of things. For example:

  • Making more connections than attending alone.
  • Joining local communities like discussing the plan of SciPy JP Conf.

I hope that we can keep grouping people in Taiwan to visit conferences in other countries. It’s wonderful and helpful!


Wei Lee

Software Engineer at Rakuten Slice, Volunteer of PyCon TW

PyCon JP 2019 was my second PyCon oversea. The first one was PyCon US this May, and I felt like I was not prepared to have this much connection with others. The more conference I attend, the more I realize that connection is equally important to listen to the talks, if not more so. However, I didn’t know where to start. When there was a call for this visiting group, I thought it was a good chance for me to learn from the experienced.

I must say that this visiting group was way beyond my expectation. It was just a few emails and one or two pre-meetings, and everything seemed to work perfectly. We joined the Sprint and enjoyed the time developing. We learned a lot from the quality talks, met people from all over the world, and had parties and parties with them after the conference. A lot of amazing things happened in those days. If I were to come to PyCon JP alone, I would definitely not meet so many great people and have so much fun.

Another challenge for me this time was having the LT talk. It was my first speech in a PyCon. Even though it was just a five-minute LT talk, I still felt really nervous. Thank everyone for giving the feedback to make this talk better. Glad that the audiences liked the bubble tea joke.

After we returned to Taiwan, PyCon JP also organized a group to visit us. I think the connection is what makes Python community a better place. I’m looking forward to the next visiting group to “PyCon [A-Z]+”!


Lo Pang-Yun Ting

Computer Science student at NCKU

I’m glad to have a chance to join the visiting group! PyCon JP includes a variety of topics. Whether you are a researcher, an engineer or even a Python beginner, you can benefit from this conference. My biggest reward in this trip is making friends with many people from different backgrounds. I also join the slack channel of PyLadies Japan! In short, It is a valuable experience for me. I have benefited a great deal from this trip!

Last Words

By attending PyCon JP 2019, we have a chance to interact with other Python programmers, get familiar with Japan companies who concern Python, and learn technological development of Python in Japan. It didn’t only open our eyes, but also expanded our network in both Japan and Taiwan. It’s a wonderful experience, and we all look forward to an opportunity for another visiting group!

7/30/2019

PyCon Taiwan 2019 Registration is Open!

2019 台灣 Python 年會門票 7/31 開賣! 需要向公司申請報帳的會眾, 請購買企業票; 如果公司多位同事要一起參加, 可洽詢企業團購票; 不需要向公司申請報帳的話, 可以購買個人票, 個人早鳥期間 7/31 到 8/14 限時又限量, 請把握優惠期限.

票種傳送門:

講者、工作人員、貢獻者, 請透過保留票種, 填寫邀請碼並完成繳費, 就能取得門票.

想了解更多議程訊息, 包括基調講者/演講時段/專業課程, 請參考年會官網內容.


The registration is open on July 31. Grab your ticket befor they are sold out. Need reimbursement from your company? Check out Corporate Ticket first, where you can see two EXTRA required fields on its registration form, Invoiced Company Name and Unified Business No., needed specially for local companies to meet our tax regulation. If no reimbursement needed, you can buy Individual Ticket and might get the EarlyBird discount rate.

For Speakers, Volunteers, and Contributors, we will send you invitation codes. Please visit the Reserved Tickets page for registration.

For more detailed schedule info, please visit PyCon Taiwan 2019 website.


FAQ

企業票和個人票有什麼不同?

企業票種的註冊問卷可填寫統編資訊, 因此適於報帳場合; 個人票的註冊問卷無法填寫統編資訊.

註冊後會獲得怎樣的購票證明?

PyCon Taiwan 是和財團法人開放文化基金會合作舉辦, 預設會寄送電子發票, 賣方統一編號 38552170

售票平台與 KKTIX 合作, 完成註冊後會收到 KKTIX 系統寄送的訂票證明, 樣式像下例所示:

我發現企業票每次只能買一張, 是指只能一人進場嗎? 公司其他員工也能進場嗎?

一張企業票, 只能一人入場.

如果公司內有多位 (例如5位以上) 同仁想參加, 可考慮企業票團購.

不過, 即使是團購票, 每一位都要獨立填寫註冊問卷, 因為需要個別會眾的紀念衫尺寸或飲食習慣等調查資訊.

企業團購優惠是怎麼回事?

如果公司內有多位 (預設是 5 位) 夥伴想要一起報名, 可以考慮洽詢團購優惠價.

團購的優惠金額是多少呢?

企業票團購範例, 可先參考下列試算:
申請 5 張的優惠金額是 1000元, 付款總金額是 5500x5-1000=26500元
申請 8 張的優惠金額是 1800元, 付款總金額是 5500x8-1800=42200元
申請 10張的優惠金額是 2500元, 付款總金額是 5500x10-2500=52500元

數量越多, 優惠自然越多; 如果您過往對 PyCon 或 Python 社群有所貢獻, 也歡迎讓我們知道, 會列為考量.

我想參加 PyCon Taiwan 但有財務壓力怎樣辦?

請善用 Financial Aid 財務補助方案, 或是考慮擔任志工.

6/27/2019

PyCon Taiwan 2019 Financial Aid

PyCon Taiwan 2019 財務補助開跑!

Financial Aid program in PyCon Taiwan 2019 is opening application!

本著 Everyone Contributes / Everyone Pays policy 的同時,今年的 PyCon Taiwan 也和往年一樣,也懷著取之於社群也用之於社群的初衷,提供有需要的人財務補助。

Whilst following the Everyone Contributes / Everyone Pays policy, we also provide a financial aid program to help friends in the community, financially or otherwise.

如果您真的對 PyCon Taiwan 很有興趣,但礙於某些經濟考量的話,別忘了您可考慮申請財務補助。

Don't forget applying financial aid, if you are really interested in participating in PyCon Taiwan but in some economic considerations.

詳情請見官方網站

More details in official website https://tw.pycon.org/2019/registration/financial-aid/

5/21/2019

Postponement Annoucement: May 20 CFP Acceptance Announcement

Dear proposal submitters, 
有投稿的朋友們,大家好,

We are sorry to delay the announcement of accepted proposals.
不好意思,原訂於 5/20 要公告的初步錄取稿件名單將會延後

Due to the increasement in the number of proposals and the data corruption, there was a delay in the operation.
由於今年投稿量比往年增加,且系統資料集不幸地發生一些問題,導致作業上有所延遲。

We expect to deliver the announcement by the end of this month.
我們預估將於月底前公告名單。

If you have not received any notification, please wait for good news.
如果您有投稿,但是還沒有收到任何通知,請靜候佳音。

We appreciate your patience and apologize for the inconvenience.
造成大家的不便敬請見諒。

Your sincerely,
PyCon Taiwan

3/31/2019

PyCon Taiwan Fanatic Application

Are You a PyCon Animal? #MyPyCon
Share You PyCon Memories and Get Your #PyConTW2019 Fanatic Tickets!
你是 PyCon 派對動物嗎? 你是 Python 鐵粉嗎?
分享你的熱血回憶, 取得 #PyConTW2019 鐵粉優惠價!

The regular or corporate ticket registration for PyCon Taiwan 2019 is expected to start in late July. However, we open the Fanatic Ticket application during the April 1st week.

2019 台灣 Python 年會一般票或企業票售票時間預計在 7 月底公告,不過,在 4 月 1 日這週,我們先開放鐵粉票購買申請,限時又限量,以下是申請辦法說明。

Fanatic Tickets are limited, only 54, make sure to apply them before April 8th. Note that no refund service for the Fanatic Ticket.

鐵粉票限時又限量,最多只有 54 張,售完即止,鐵粉票最晚請在 4 月 8 日並提出申請。請注意,鐵粉票一經售出,並無提供退票服務。

Post your PyCon or Python event memories on social media, with #MyPyCon hashtag, send your link to organizers@pycon.tw to apply for the Fanatic Ticket. You will be replied with the Invitation Code. Go https://pycontw.kktix.cc/events/20190920-reserved to purchase your ticket.

請在社群媒體公開你的 PyCon 或 Python 活動記錄,使用 #MyPyCon 標籤,把網址連結寄到 organizers@pycon.tw 申請購買鐵粉票,信件主旨請註明「MyPyCon 鐵粉票申請」,一經同意,你會取得邀請碼,再到 https://pycontw.kktix.cc/events/20190920-reserved 輸入邀請碼來完成購票。

Here is an example

5/30/2018

PyCon Taiwan 2018 Prior Notification

(English version is available after Chinese version)

台灣 Python 年會將在 6/1 揭開序幕,很高興能在 PyConTW 2018 看到你! 我們特別整理了一些實用資訊,敬請詳細閱讀:

交通資訊

年會場地位於中央研究院人文社會科學館(台北市南港區研究院路二段 128 號),詳細位置可以參考 PyConTW2018官方網站中研院院區圖

交通車

會議當天早上 8:00 到 8:50 之間提供交通車到達會場,請在捷運南港展覽館站一號出口前的巴士站搭車。

報到

6/1 開始報到時間是 08:10,在到達會場後,連上年會現場的 WiFi,即可於「PyConTW Pass」App 按下報到按鈕,完成報到。

請透過 https://ccip.pycon.tw/ 連結下載、啟動 PyConTW Pass,可參考安裝示範影片

報到櫃台在三樓,請依照工作人員指引,再接續前往迎賓袋領取攤位。請注意:迎賓袋內有您的識別證,必須領取並且配戴後才能進入會議廳內。

若您「無法按下 App 的報到按鈕」或「無法成功安裝 PyConTW 通關」,請向三樓報到櫃台出示 KKTIX QR Code 進行報到並同時領取迎賓袋。

活動

大會議程

請參考: https://tw.pycon.org/2018/events/schedule/

閃電秀(Lightning Talks)

閃電秀在會議第二天 6 / 2 的 15:30 ~ 16:30,是每個演講包含設置投影片僅限五分鐘的刺激活動。如果要報名閃電秀,請在註冊櫃檯旁邊走道的白板區上的「閃電秀」區域寫下你的講題與姓名。

開放空間(Open Space)

今年我們將舉辦開放空間活動,開放空間和一般議程平行進行。開放空間的時程是由會眾自己決定的,請參考註冊櫃檯旁邊的開放空間看板。如果您想自己舉辦一個開放空間,您可以使用迎賓袋裡面的開放空間小卡,並釘在開放空間看板上。詳細資訊請參考 https://tw.pycon.org/2018/events/open-spaces/

大地遊戲:集點抽書

持 App 至各攤位提供您的 QR code,經攤位主認證掃描後,即視為完成戳章集點。蒐集各攤位認證戳章後可獲得 Day 2 Lighting Talk 時抽獎贈書資格,共有 Effective Python 等十本好書等著送給您!掃描自己的 QR code 開始參與遊戲:https://game.pycon.tw/

衝刺開發(Sprint)

衝刺開發舉辦在 6 / 3,也就是大會的隔天,地點在資策會科技服務大樓(詳細資訊請參考 https://tw.pycon.org/2018/events/sprints/ )。當天將會有專案領導人帶著他們專案待解決的問題、待開發的功能來現場分享與解說。你可以選擇加入自己喜歡的專案,或是帶著自己的專案和大家分享!

Job Fair

這是一個專門為 Python 工程師而設的就業博覽會。Job Fair 雖不會安排任何議程但開放廠商在台上自我介紹,會眾可以趁此時與現場的廠商交流、投屨歷,廠商也會藉此時宣傳自己徵才的需求。對於想找工作的會眾,我們鼓勵在這時段多與廠商互相交流,也許美好的機會就此出現。

議程線上討論區

食物

會議兩天提供早茶,中餐,點心,歡迎大家盡情享用。

網路

會議當天的 SSID, Password 如下:

  • SSID: PyCon2018 (5G)
  • SSID: PyCon2018_2G
  • 密碼: 12345678

其他注意事項

我們將在活動結束之後開立電子發票,包括個人票與企業票,並寄送至您的 email 信箱。如果對發票有疑問,請來信 organizers@pycon.tw。

最後,也請您務必閱讀並一同遵守 PyCon Taiwan 行為準則,讓大家都能盡情享受年會的開心氛圍,彼此交流、傳承、啟發。


(English version)

PyCon Taiwan 2018 starts on June 1 which is around the corner, and we’re really excited to see you at the conference! We’ve prepared some useful information as the following, please take time and read them carefully:

Transportation

The conference venue is located at Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Academia Sinica (128 Academia Road, Section 2, Nankang, Taipei). Please visit PyCon TW 2018's official website or campus map of Academia Sinica for detailed information about the location

Shuttle Bus

To take the conference shuttle bus, please meet at the bus station in front of Exit 1 of MRT Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Station between 8:00 and 8:50.

Registration

Registration time begins at 08:10 on June 1. After arriving the conference venue, please connect to the conference WiFi in order to successfully register through pressing the registration button in “PyCon TW Pass” app.

Please download PyCon TW Pass via link at https://ccip.pycon.tw/, and open it:

Please register at the reception on the 3F and follow the instrcution to collect the goodie bag.

Note that your identification badge is provided inside goodie bag, you’re expected to pick-up and wear your badge while getting into conference rooms.

If the registration button in PyCon TW Pass was not functioning, or if you failed to successfully install PyCon TW Pass, please show your KKTIX registration QR Code to the staffs at the goodie bags booths at either floor, that way you’ll be able to register and pick-up your goodie bag at the same time.

Events

Conference Schedule

Please refer to https://tw.pycon.org/2018/events/schedule/

Lightning Talks

Lightning talks session is at 15:30 ~ 16:30 on June 2, which is the second day of the conference. It’s known for its fast-paced nature that allows only 5 minutes for each talk, including setup. If you would like to give a lightning talk, please write down your name and the subject on the whiteboard area for lightning talks near the registration desk.

Open Spaces

Open Spaces are held in parallel with the main conference. The schedule is created just-in-time by the conference attendees, please refer to the Open Spaces board near the registration desk for the actual schedule. If you would like to host an Open Space event, please use an Open Space card found in your goodie bag, fill it and pin it on the Open Space board. Please refer to https://tw.pycon.org/2018/events/open-spaces/ for detailed information.

Booth Check-in Game

While checking out the booths, show your QR code in the PyCon TW Pass app to the booth host, you’ll get a stamp after the booth host verified your QR code. By collecting all the stamps from all the booths, you’ll be able to participate the prize draw at the lightning talks session on Day 2, there are ten books to be drawn, including Effective Python etc.

Sprint

The Sprint event is held on June 3, which is the day after the conference, the location is at III Technology Services Building (please refer to https://tw.pycon.org/2018/events/sprints/ for detailed information). During a sprint, project hosts bring their unresolved issues or new features under development and share with everyone. You can join a project of your choice, or bring your own project here!

Job Fair

Job Fair is a career expo for Python developers. During the Job Fair session, our sponsors will take turns introduce themselves on the stage and promote their job openings. For attendees that are looking for a career, this is a great opportunity for you to interact with the sponsors or submit your rèsumè!

Online forum

Food

We’ll provide snacks in the morning and in the afternoon on both conference days. Lunches are provided as well.

Internet

Use the following SSID and Password to connect to the Internet

  • SSID: PyCon2018 (5G)
  • SSID: PyCon2018_2G
  • Password: 12345678

Notice

We will send electronic invoices directly to your email address after the event. Please feel free to contact organizers@pycon.tw if there's any questions.

Finally, please read our Code of Conduct and comply with it, to make sure everyone can enjoy the share of conference and all the cherished moment in PyConTW 2018 with each other.

5/10/2018

前進的路上, 感謝有你同行

"你知道嗎... python.org.tw 是怎樣誕生的?"
"十年前的 Python 社群聚會是怎樣的面貌?"
"哪些公司大力鼓勵員工參加 Python 年會?"
"怎樣取得優惠門票呢?"

為了讓 PyCon Taiwan 創造最大價值,每年籌備團隊總有忙不完的工作,活動支出相當龐大,如何開源節流,把經費花在刀口上,成為核心成員絞盡腦汁的挑戰。

年會的兩大收入來源,分別是門票和贊助。舉辦初期的前兩年,Python 或 PyCon Taiwan 在台灣的知名度還不高,拉贊助肯定是比寫程式、寫文件更令人頭皮發麻的苦差事,我們只能單靠門票 (個人層面的贊助) 來打平活動費用。即使今天 Python 已經打開知名度,我們也沒機會說拉贊助變得容易,壓力依舊很大,因此,歷年的贊助夥伴,每個都來之不易,對籌備團隊或是整個社群而言,都值得我們獻上敬意和感謝。利用這個機會,我來講講幾個小故事。

2002 年左右,有一批人接觸 Python 的緣由,是因為 Zope 關係,這是一套 Web Application Server,以 Python 為底層技術,上頭還演化出 Plone 內容管理系統,Zope 公司對早期的 Python 社群維護也有貢獻,他們是 PyCon 和 Python 基金會的創始資助者,Guido van Rossum 和 Python Labs 團隊曾經在公司裡進行研發。這段歷史 James Tauber 在 2012 基調演講裡有提到。

台灣也有人因為喜愛 Python, Zope, Plone 技術,默默地進行推廣,在 2004 舉辦了 PyZope 研討會,並透過軟體自由協會的幫忙,註冊了 python.org.tw 網域。那時候 Python 在台灣稱不上有知名度,工程師大抵也只在櫃面下用它,這段沒有網頁記錄的黑歷史,幾乎無人再提起或在意了。

到 2008 終於第一次有了文字記錄 (照片都遺失? 好像有座位表?) 的 PycTW 聚會,場地在科技服務大樓,由資策會贊助,採全自助式參與,與會者自行攜帶飲食到場,自行在 wiki 登記講題,講者自行上台,所有人輪流自我介紹。這個活動模式延續到 PycTW 2011,差別在於,聚會當天是個颱風日,現場擠滿近八十位鐵粉。這項成就,催生了 PyCon Taiwan 2012。

時間快轉到 2018 年,搭著人工智慧與金融科技的浪潮,我們有幸邀及玉山金控的贊助,陳昇瑋擔任今年的基調講者,沒人再懷疑 Python 的知名度了,但身為 PyCon Taiwan 的籌備成員,明顯感受到年會要面對不一樣的挑戰,承擔新的期待壓力,我們必須結合更多贊助商和志工的力量,才能把舞台與服務做得更好,簡言之,創造一個良性循環的社群生態系。

PycTW 2011

今年 python.org.tw 網域正式移轉登記在開放文化基金會底下,新的服務商是 Gandi,剛好是 PyCon Taiwan 2018 的白金級贊助商。我們的 Tutorial 和 Sprint 今年獲得資策會數位所的場地贊助,十年後再次回到科技服務大樓。景物依舊,氣象已新。

工程人員交流技術而提昇生產力,促使公司企業關注 Python 技術發展,贊助更多交流活動,我們視之為社群生態系成長的良性循環。因為從業人員需要更即時的技術提昇和突破,參與社群交流是個聰明管道,也是直接觸及人才的最佳場合。感謝 Trend Micro 趨勢科技不但再次成為年會贊助商,更替近百位工程師團購門票進場。當然,也有許多採用 Python 技術的新創公司,員工還不多,但舉家與會不在少數。

這個故事一定要提:有家公司原本會補助員工參加 PyCon 活動,可惜今年臨時取消補助,所有購買企業票的員工集體轉換成個人票,因為他們都在早鳥期完成購票,我們也樂於主動提供優惠。想像一下,參加 PyCon 之類的技術研討會,就是從業人員年度進修的充電大會,多棒的事啊!

以往的早鳥優惠只有限時,今年改為限時又限量,270 張早鳥票大約 8 天售完後,改為邀請制,留給投稿者和通過財務補助審核的朋友,另一個優惠對象是表現突出的工作人員,如果你已決定參加年會,又有興趣擔任志工,可以向籌備人員詢問怎樣做好志工義務,又能享受志工福利。最後就是團購優惠了,這次企業團購流程是試辦性質,希望日後能適用更多場合。

門票數量有限,售票四週後,已剩不到 100 張可以出售,還沒買票的朋友,趕快註冊囉。