On June 16 and 17 2018, PyCon was first held in Thailand, at the Knowledge Exchange Center (KX) in Bangkok.

Xoxzo does not support the Thailand (at this moment) but I personally know Dylan Jay, the chairperson for this PyCon so as a show of support for him and from the larger APAC community, I flew into Bangkok on the morning of June 15 to join the conference as a normal attendee.

On the night before the conference itself, the organizers held what they call a "Code War", a programming competition between teams to solve questions given out by the MC. PyCon Thai 2018 Code War

This is how the sponsor booths were lined up Sponsor booths at PyCon Thai 2018 Even though it's their first in Bangkok, I noticed they have managed to get a healthy amount of interest from sponsors, to show case their products to the attendees.

For the Lightning Talk session on Saturday, I presented the different PyCons around the APAC region.

On Saturday night, we went to the conference party at a bar PyCon Thai 2018 Conference Party

These are the people that came to Bangkok to give support to PyCon Thailand from Japan: JP attendees at PyCon Thai 2018

Wes McKinney giving his keynote on Saturday morning: Keynote by Wes at PyCon Thai 2018

At the end of the conference, Dylan went up to the stage and gave the credits roll for all the hard-working staff that made PyCon Thailand 2018 a success: Staff roll call at closing for PyCon Thai 2018

Congratulations to Dylan for leading the PyCon Thailand 2018 team, and the community for a having a local conference that gives space, time and opportunity to the local python users and developers to share ideas and grow.

Welcome to the APAC family!

Iqbal Abdullah

Iqbal Abdullah


Iqbal came to Japan in 1997, and graduated from the Engineering faculty of Saga University. After working through companies like Yahoo! Japan and Amazon, Iqbal founded MARIMORE Inc. in 2007 which was the previous version of Xoxzo Inc. CEO of LaLoka Labs LLC.