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My PyCon Indonesia Experience

Recently, I've become active in attending and speaking at PyCon events. This time, I've attended PyCon Indonesia.   The event was held at Kalbis Institute last November 3-4 2018 and it is the second PyCon event in Indonesia since last year. I find it really amazing how they were able to grow the community in such a short amount of time. The topics discussed spanned across multiple topics about Python. The speakers who shared their experiences are a mix of…

My PyCon Korea Experience

Last August 18-19, I attended PyCon Korea as a speaker. My expectations were somewhat mixed since it was the first international PyCon I attended. But now, I definitely think it was one of the best conventions I've attended so far. Here are some highlights and things I've learned from the event. The entire event lasted for five days divided into "Sprints", "Tutorials" and the actual 2-day conference. Sprints (Wednesday - Friday) were actual coding sessions leading to contributions to open…

Practice Zazen Meditation

Our team went to a second Zazen experience, this time at Shunkoin Temple in Ukyo-ku. This temple stands in an area with many other temples, it's easy to get lost there.Mr. Someda’s Google Map has stopped to navigate him on the way. At Shunkoin Temple, all Zazen lectures are held in English. Most of the participants are from overseas.   Mr. Kawakami, a monk, learned about religion studies and religious conflicts when traveling to the United States after graduating from…

5 Things I Learned After Attending My First PyconPH

5 Things I Learned after Attending My First PyconPH

Last February 24-25, 2018, PyConPH2018 was held at iAcademy, Makati, Manila. It was an event were Python developers and enthusiasts all over Philippines gathered to share and learn. As someone who has never attended PyConPH before, I had my own expectations and excitement. I usually attend meetups and events but only for mobile developers. So there was a part of me that is both excited and nervous. But as it turns out, I don’t have to be nervous and just be excited…