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.
This is how the sponsor booths were lined up 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
These are the people that came to Bangkok to give support to PyCon Thailand from Japan:
Wes McKinney giving his keynote on Saturday morning:
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:
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!