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University of Science
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Southern Philippines
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What is PyCon PH?

PyCon Philippines is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit conference centered around the Python Programming language.

The goal of the conference is to provide a venue where the Python programming language and surrounding technologies can be explored, discussed and exercised.

What do people say about PyCon PH?

The community in the Phillipines is amazingly welcoming and passionate. I met a large group of wonderful people, from the organizers, volunteers, speakers and attendees. I've gone to Pycons all over the world, and I'm always impressed that the Python community seems to attract such good natured and kind hearted people in all corners.
PyCon PH was a memorable event that I am very glad I experienced. The talks were high quality, but most notably, the organisers and wider community were extremely warm and welcoming. I had such an excellent time! Thanks PyCon PH for putting on such an excellent conference.
I loved my time at PyCon PH 2016. The technical content, especially Python's use in scientific research and innovative web development, was outstanding. My favorite part was the warm, welcoming, and eager Pythonistas.


We've gathered a bunch of talented and passionate people to share their stories and adventures with Python and its community.

Allan Barredo

CTO/Head of Engineering - Titanium Technologies Python, travel, landscape photography: 3 things that currently eat up my time.

Benjie Jiao

Benjie has been in the software industry for 5 years, building and designing software mostly written in Python. He is currently working for the Philippine Microsatellite Program as lead software engineer under the Data Processing and Archiving team. He is a fan of technology, music, and good coffee.

Brandon Schmittling

Brandon joins Horangi as a creative director and is responsible for brand management, platform design, and User Experience. Brandon earned his BA in Digital Arts and Sciences from the University of Florida and works as User Experience Lead at Huge in Singapore. Part designer and part programmer, Brandon's enthusiasm for web and interactive technologies as tools for change is supported by his previous work with Free Range Studios, Weber Shandwick, Hirshorn Zuckerman Design Group, WebFirst, University of Florida, Verdeo Studios and Syncreta Associates. Brandon has worked on projects for Google, The Gates Foundation, USAID, The Annie E. Casey Foundation and Story of Stuff. He supports education reform and universal access to life sustaining necessities such as fresh water, organic foods and health care. In his free time Brandon enjoys walking the parks of Olmstead, planning alternate reality games and concocting handcrafted cocktails.

Diogenes Armando Pascua

Diog is an electonics engineer, hardware programmer and a maker roboticist at heart.Currently he works on LISER Robotics-a startup that provides low cost educational robot kits to kids so that they can learn coding at an early age.He is also a faculty of the College of Engineering and Architecture of USTP.

Elpedio Adoptante Jr.

Love to do things that interest me.

Evamay C. Dela Rosa

- Degree : Master of Science in Information Technology Major in IT Management (2010), Graduated with Distinction from Carnegie Mellon University, Australia Campus - Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at AMA Davao. Leadership awardee as President of the student council (1999) - Certified IT Insfrastructure Library (ITIL) professional for IT Service Management Career: - Currently the Director of DICT in Regions X and Caraga (2015 - Present) - IT Manager and IT Service Manager for Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam of a multi-national company, Dairy Farm International, the retail group of Jardines (2012-2014) - While at Dairy Farm, serve as concurrent Head of Project Management Office, Head of IT Internal Audit, and Head of Applications Support - IT Manager, Citihardware (2004-2012) - Former Professor, teaching both Undergrad and Graduate School at the University of Mindanao - Applications consultant at Johnson & Johnson's Janssen Pharma (2000-2001) - Project Manager - Previously a Systems Analyst, Business Analyst, Web Developer, Programmer

Jeff Knupp

Author of Writing Idiomatic Python

Jethro Guce

A programmer at Titanium Technologies. Learned and used python at work. and is still learning about different things.

John Vincent Fiel

-Senior Python Developer (Wela School Systems. An integrated school management system that provides tools to increase productivity and streamline data management. Also uses RFID technology based on python) -Lead Game Developer (SHMUP Cross-platform Game Adrift showcased in Casual Connect IndiePrize Asia 2015) -Developing ERP solutions using Python together with offshore companies, IguanaIT, Hypeworkz Pte Ltd.,Code.AG GmbH.,etc. -ERPNext Community Moderator (ERPNext a Python based ERP) -Entreprenuer

Joshua Arvin Lat

Joshua Arvin Lat serves as the Director for Software Development & Engineering of Deal Grocer and other sister companies. For the past couple of years, he has been sharing his knowledge in several conferences and different meetups around the country to discuss working solutions and strategies to common problems in startups, security, infrastructure, and web development. In the past, he's known for winning first place in both the Kaspersky International Cup 2012 and Kaspersky Asia Pacific & MEA Cup 2012 which made him interested in IT Security and E-commerce.

Justine Ace S. Santos

Ace is a licensed geodetic engineer from the University of the Philippines Diliman. He works as a Science Research Specialist in a project funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) called Philippine Sites for Harnessing Renewable Energy or PhilSHORE. He assists in different components of the project including tidal energy modeling and site suitability analysis.

Kim Ramos

Kim is currently working for the Philippine Microsat Project under the Data Processing, Archiving and Distribution component. She has a background in Physics and Materials Science. Majority of her works deal with the automation and processing of satellite data imagery. Loves travel and music.

Kix Panganiban

Likes to use Python for anything and everything. Likes to jump into the latest and greatest programming languages and software paradigms, crash, burn, and go back to Python. Currently works as a software engineer for an up-and-coming startup based in Hong Kong.

Lex Bryan

Lex is a Software Engineer and Founder of Ardufarm; a smart farm startup. He loves to tinker hardware, agriculture, mountaineering, and mountain biking.

Lovely "Banx" Banquil

"Tester by choice" engageSPARK is my first official foray into the tech world. I fell into testing by chance, and remained a tester by choice. When asked to choose between 3 different career paths, I chose testing and I've loved every minute of it. Why? Because as a tester, I get to code AND annoy people about their buggy code, all at the same time!

Manoj Pandey

Founder and Organizer @ PyData Delhi. Previously spoke at PyCon UK 2016, PyCon Finland 2016 and PyDelhi Conf 2016. Pythonista at heart, Manoj is a Computer Science undergraduate from New Delhi, India and has interests in applications of Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing at the intersection of Social Computing, Online Social Media. Currently, he is a member of the research group - Precog @ IIIT Delhi in India.

Marisa Quiaot

A former Passerelles Numeriques scholar, Marisa Quiaot graduated from University of San Carlos majoring in Systems and Networking Administration, but spent more than a year doing OJT at NCR corporation as a QA engineer. She has since embraced QA and is currently connected with engageSPARK, where she writes Selenium tests using Python.

Nikolay Akatyev

Nikolay’s professional background in software development spans over 10 years, 5 of which were with LG Electronics in South Korea. He is heavily devoted to cyber security research and co-authored a Cyber Peacekeeping research doctrine. He is also a mentor at a “Best of the Best” security education program in South Korea where he teaches mobile forensics, incident response and secure development. In 2013, Nikolay founded the Seoul Tech Society, a community of tech enthusiasts in Korea and beyond, which discovers and promotes thriving technologies, and enjoys a fame as one of the most vibrant international tech communities in Korea.

Patrick Jay Y. Lucañas

Patrick is a graduate from the University of the Philippines Diliman and also a licensed Geodetic Engineer. He is currently working as a Science Research Specialist I under a DOST-PCIEERD funded project called PhilSHORE. His main role in the project is to model and validate ocean renewable energy in the Philippines. He also handles the development of geographic information system for the site suitability analysis.

Prem Vilas Fortran Rara

I am currently going over again "Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads". Nothing really prepares you when "hacking" (in the RMS sense: a squiggly lovely creature whose brain more than doubles in the first 90 days. It is indeed a life experience so we named her Sarla Vie (French: life). My friend insists it should be pronounced as C'est la vie. The esoteric RMS, who was in my bio last year and who hates (despises) Fortran, insists that I name her Emacs.

Rick Bahague

Rick Bahague worked on numerical solutions to the Confined Quantum Time Problem during his stay at the Theoretical Physics Group, National Institute of Physics, UP Diliman. He is the founder and co-organizer of PyData Philippines. He has worked with various public data sets for transparency in governance as volunteer coordinator for the Computer Professionals' Union, a non-governmental organisation advocating "Information and Communications Technology for the People". When not doing data carpentry and analyses with python on open data sets, he crunches big data for data science initiatives using Apache Spark/PySpark.

Romar Mayer Micabalo

- loooooong-time Linux and opensource advocate, currently advocating Fedora and Ubuntu - DevOps/Systems Administrator for Innovuze Solutions, Inc. - formerly, a Systems Administrator for TimeDoctor / - Board Member and Volunteer Coordinator for ITG-X - Co-Organizer for PyTsada - volunteer for A4 Mindanao Alliance (a local NGO) - jiu jitsu newbie - husband and father

Romer Kristi D. Aranas

RK is a geomatics engineer who loves code, comics, board games, and cartography. He currently leads the data processing, archiving, and distribution team of PHL-Microsat, the country’s microsatellite program. He organizes Maptime Diliman, a meetup group for mappers, in his spare time.

Ronald Ryan A. Icasiano

- Currently working as a Senior Software Engineer on Cambridge University Press - Handled other technologies and languages as well like VOIP, PHP, Perl, and NodeJS - Reading books, Playing computer and board games and working on personal projects are the activities during free time

Roselle Ebarle

Roselle Ebarle, Software Engineer of Web Mavens Roselle works remotely for a company based in India. She has been wearing the full stack hat for 2 years now, working mainly with python and javascript frameworks to build scalable and restful API backends, and web applications.

Sean Mark Mira

- Uses python for ERP projects for offshore companies. - Madly in love in the structure and beauty that Python brings. - Master in Information Technology Student - Still a Cisco fanatic with CCNA certificate. - Implemented Wela School System to different schools. (System Analysis and Design and Change Management) - Makes sure client relation is always a top priority as a solution provider.

Zakatell Kanda

Likes to automate things and read anything that comes to his interest.


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We're only able to enjoy PyCon PH because of our volunteers and sponsors

  • Alaiza Geene Maandig
  • Albert Padin
  • Alde Sabido
  • Allan E Barredo
  • Aryan Lowell Limjap
  • Brilian Surya Budi
  • Daryl Yu
  • Dexter Dalogdog
  • Diogenes Armando D. Pascua
  • Earvin Gemenez
  • Edmund Salcedo
  • Elpedio Adoptante Jr
  • Eric Lagasca
  • Fidel Ivan Racines
  • Freilla Mae C. Espinola
  • Gio Perez
  • Holden Hao
  • Jay Baslote Midel
  • Jay Ginete
  • Jayllan Abecia
  • Jethro Guce
  • Jeyran Labrador
  • Jo Marie Cervantes
  • Jon Michael Garcia
  • Jonathan Doblados
  • Josef Monje
  • Joshua Arvin Lat
  • Joshua Lauman
  • Juliet Jane Malcampo
  • Justine Ace Santos
  • Kent Bayron
  • Kevin Aton
  • Kim Testa
  • Lara Kristine Trasmonte
  • Lex Bryan Bangot
  • Lionel Amarado
  • Manoj Pandey
  • Marc Anthony Reyes
  • Mark Fernandez
  • Mark Steve Samson
  • Mary Joy Meca
  • Matt Lebrun
  • Micaela Reyes
  • Midel Jay Baslote
  • Nadine Jamilla
  • Nico Alumbro
  • Noreen Angelie Ras
  • Orven Llantos
  • Pat Tan
  • Patrick Jay Y. Lucañas
  • Rai Icasiano
  • Raymund Joseph B. Igdon
  • Rick Bahague
  • Roberto Abogaa
  • Romar Mayer Micabalo
  • Roselle Ebarle
  • Ruchie Belle Embodo
  • Sony Valdez
  • Stephanie Mae Yeo

Code of Conduct

PyCon PH is a community conference intended for collaboration in the developer community.

We value the participation of each member of the Python community and want all attendees to have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Accordingly, all attendees are expected to show respect and courtesy to other attendees throughout the conference and at all conference events, whether officially sponsored by Python.PH or not.

To make clear what is expected, all delegates/attendees, speakers, exhibitors, organizers and volunteers at any PyCon event are required to conform to the following Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event.

The long version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, status, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants who are asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Be careful in the words that you choose. Remember that sexist, racist, and other exclusionary jokes can be offensive to those around you. Excessive swearing and offensive jokes are not appropriate for PyCon.

Exhibitors in the expo hall, sponsor or vendor booths, or similar activities are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, exhibitors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately.

Conference staff can be identified by t-shirts/special badges/head sets.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all conference venues and conference-related social events.


This Code of Conduct is based on the PyCon US 2015 CoC, and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Attendees are expected to follow our Code of Conduct
Organized by Python.PH, Inc.
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