PyCon Philippines

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

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

At the same time an underlying interest would be to gather software engineers, programming enthusiasts, startup founders, corporate IT decision makers, students and IT educators in a 2-day event where they can collaborate and learn from each other.

PyCon PH 2014 is dedicated to a harassment-free conference experience for everyone.
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PyCon PH 2012

The first Python Conference in the Philippines was held last June 30 to July 1 2012 in UP Diliman. Spearheaded by Frank and Ann Pohlmann of Auberon Solutions, it was a huge success in spite of a short amount of time we had for the preparation. The conference was graced upon representatives from the Python Software Foundation (PSF) and a turnout of roughly 240 students and professionals across the country. It was truly an inspiring event with a diverse audience and a distinct spirit of volunteerism that made it happen.


  • Audrey Roy
  • Bryan Veloso
  • Cocoy Quillo
  • Daniel Greenfeld
  • Malcolm Tredinnick
  • Marconi Moreto
  • Paolo Barazon
  • Sony Valdez


  • Russell Keith-Magee

    Dr Russell Keith-Magee is an 8 year veteran of the Django core team, and has been president of the Django Software Foundation since 2010. He's also the founder of BeeWare, a project developing graphical tools supporting Python development. His day job is as CTO of TradesCloud, a SaaS business developing tools for plumbers and electricians.

  • Daryl Yu

    Daryl is a sysad who likes to pretend he's a programmer; sometimes he wonders if it's the other way around. He takes care of the servers at engageSPARK and also co-organizes - a free monthly meetup for Python and software enthusiasts - in his island of Cebu. He has an unhealthy obsession with food, the sea, and Battlestar Galactica.

  • Stephanie Sy

    Stephanie graduated from Stanford University in 2011 with a degree in Management Science and Engineering, focusing on Statistics. She worked on data products at Bay Area tech startup Wildfire Interactive and at Google before returning to the Philippines. Currently, she's the Systems and Analytics Officer at Focus Global Inc.

  • Mr Valdez

    Mr Valdez is the president of Agoo Computer College, a small school in a small town. He teaches The Programming. He also teach masters students at the University of the Cordilleras. Mr Valdez learned how to code from video games programming where he took an arrow to the knee. We have no idea what his first name is.

  • Eric Holscher

    Eric is a maintainer of Read the Docs, an open source documentation hosting service, and co-creator of Write the Docs. He also lived in the woods for over 2 months while walking 800 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2013.

  • Charmyne Mamador

    Charmyne is a graduating student of BS Geodetic Engineering, UP Diliman. She currently works as a student assistant in SOS-UP3DGIS project, which aims to launch a 3D campus map of UP Diliman. Enjoys long walks, yoga and video editing.

  • Ann Tan-Pohlmann

    Ann is a Computer Engineering graduate and an ex-MSCS student of DLSU. She is the CEO of Auberon Solutions and one of the Mompreneurs behind Imaginatoys. Her fascination with NLP is brought about by her passion for languages; she speaks 8 languages and is a part-time MA in German student at UP Diliman.

  • Ranel Padon

    Engr Ranel Padon has a BS Geodetic Engineering degree and has taken units in MS Computer Science, both in UP Diliman. He is a long-time faculty member of UP DGE and UP NEC, and a frequent resource speaker in numerous seminars and trainings. He now works as a Drupal developer for CNN Travel and a Python lecturer.

  • Jon Danao

    Jon is the Head of Technology for Innovations at ABS-CBN's Digital Media Division. He played lead guitars for a local band in Manila called Bridge. He is strong in blues, rock and roll, and showmanship. Terrible in second voice. He loves to cook and went to culinary school. He is strong in Asian cuisine and any food with patis (fish sauce) and chili.

  • Baptiste Leroux

    From a family of entrepreneurs, he always knew he will do his own someday. Graduating in computer science, working for a consulting firm, he had to leverage technology to resolve business challenges. He is a strong lover of startups, because high speed and permanent new things are the reality of our 21st century society.

  • Zakatell Kanda

    Zack is a newly graduate student from Mindanao, a fervent lover of open source and trained in server administrator for Geomuling's architecture. He loves reading tech books and passionate in learning new things.

  • Ronald Cheung

    Ronald has a BSc in Business Information Technology from the University of New South Wales, Sydney. During his first startup company he learnt Python and Django. His day job is as CTO of Save22, an online to offline promotions and price intelligence business. Enjoys drawing inspiration from long strolls on sidewalks.


Day 1 - February 22, 2014 (Saturday)

Time Schedule
08:00 AM - 08:30 AM Registration
08:30 AM - 08:45 AM National Anthem and Opening Remarks by Andrew Paulo Robillo
08:45 AM - 09:00 AM Message from the President of Python.PH
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM Eulogy for Malcolm Tredinnick and Keynote "So You Want to Build a Framework: Accidental Lessons from a Successful Project" by Russel Keith-Magee
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Snacks
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM An Introduction to Python by Daryl Yu
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Practical Data Gathering with Python by Stephanie Sy
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Lunch
12:45 PM - 01:45 PM Game Programming with Python by Mr. Valdez
01:45 PM - 02:45 PM Introduction to Sphinx and Read the Docs by Eric Holscher
02:45 PM - 03:35 PM Image Analysis in Python by Charmyne Buenviaje Mamador
03:35 PM - 04:00 PM Coffee/Tea break
04:00 PM - 04:45 PM Natural Language Processing + Python by Ann Tan-Pohlmann
04:45 PM - 05:45 PM Geocomputation (Automated and Rapid Mass Valuation of Land) by Ranel Padon
05:45 PM - 06:00 PM Closing Remarks by Andrew Paulo Robillo

Day 2 - February 23, 2014 (Sunday)

Time Schedule
08:30 AM - 09:00 AM Python with Globelabs API by Michelle Santos
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM Show Off Your Python / Lightning Talks
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Snack / Networking Break
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Agile Development + Python by Ronald Cheung
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Platinum Sponsor Talk from SMART Developer Network
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Lunch
01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Track 1 Python for Beginners Workshop by Sony Valdez
  • Track 2 Django Workshop by Jon Danao
01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  • Track 3 Sprints
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM Python Optimizations by Jason Sia and Andrei Estioco
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM From an Idea to a Startup, a Road Full of Learning by Baptiste Leroux and Zakatell Kanda
05:30 AM - 06:00 PM Closing Remarks

Sprints are an opportunity to contribute to Python open-source projects and a chance to learn from others.
Python programmers of all levels are strongly encouraged to attend.

Workshops are for those who wish to learn how to code in Python after listening to Day 1’s talks.

Date and Venue

February 22-23 2014
De La Salle University
2401 Taft Avenue
Manila 1004
  • Day 1: Henry Sy Hall
  • Day 2: Gokongwei Classroom and Intellect Seminar Room
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Bring your PayPal receipt with you on both days of the conference. In case you don't have a receipt (e.g. if you pay via GCASH), the registration table will have a list of attendees who paid.

PyCon PH 2014 is brought to you by

Python.PH, Inc. is a non-stock, non-profit company that aims to publicize and promote the use of the Python programming language and related technologies in the Philippines and support and facilitate the growth of the community of programmers.

Python.PH organizes monthly meet-ups and the yearly PyCon (Python Conference) that is open for members and the general public.

DLSU College of Computer Studies, a Center of Excellence in IT Education, continues to be committed to its vision of continually sharing knowledge and expertise through teaching, engaging in Computer Science research and Information Technology product development, and rendering service to communities in need.

Aside from its intensive academic programs, DLSU CCS also participates actively in various Developer Community activities, adding value to their students' Lasallian education.

… our loving sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

The Python Software Foundation (PSF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that holds the intellectual property rights behind the Python programming language. We manage the open source licensing for Python version 2.1 and later and own and protect the trademarks associated with Python. We also run the North American PyCon conference annually, support other Python conferences around the world, and fund Python related development with our grants program and by funding special projects.

The SMART Developer Network (also known as SMART DevNet) is SMART Communications' developer community program, targeted at developers on desktop and mobile platforms interested in using SMART's technology platforms such as network tools and APIs. We promote general awareness of mobile apps development and "technopreneurship" thorough related groups like the IdeaSpace Foundation. We also strive to be a catalyst for fostering a vibrant developer community in the Philippines by organizing our own developer events as well as sponsoring other developer groups' events and meetups.

Gold Sponsors

The Django Software Foundation is a US-based non-profit organisation with the mission to promote, support, and advance the Django Web framework. The DSF sponsors sprints, meetups, gatherings and community events, and protects the intellectual property of the Django project.

Concentrix offers many exciting employment opportunities that will take you as far as your ambition and desire can go. We specialize in technical support and new technology-related project initiatives, and we are expanding our call center service capabilities.

Silver Sponsors

GitHub is the best way to build software together. GitHub provides tools for easier collaboration and code sharing from any device. Start collaborating today — open source project hosting is free!

Bronze Sponsors

Marketing Partners

Technology Partner

… and our tireless volunteers.