I attended PyCon APAC 2017, held on August 26 & 27, 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

My outward flight was a mid-night flight, D7 523 (Air Asia) departed Haneda at 23.45 then arrived in Kuala Lumpur at 5.50 AM. Inside the plane was unexpectedly freezing and I was chilled into the marrow because of my outfit of mid-summer. It was oh so long flight to me…

PyCon APAC 2017 XOXZO Main Theme

PyCon APAC 2017 XOXZO People

Xoxzo has a quite unique working style, we work together remotely from all different countries of this planet. Meeting at PyCon APAC is one of few opportunities for us to meet at a place, so we had a team camp at the first half of the week. It was a stress-reliever to finally get to discuss with the members on a white board which rarely happens, which also helps build our friendship even deeper.

PyCon APAC started on Saturday. I had been in the own booth for most of the time other than my presentation, as we are the platinum sponsor of PyCon this year. This kept me away from the keynote and the presentation of the other people, unfortunately.

PyCon APAC 2017 XOXZO Booth

We provided memorial Polo-shirts and Caps to the new signup to our Xoxzo account at our stall. This was quite popular. We also organized a Code Contest, which is a competition on development of the software using our Xoxzo Telephony APIs.

I enjoyed to communicate with many people from many countries mainly from South-East Asia, while I kept myself busy at the stall and the presentations of my own and our members.

I left Malaysia with a wish of return to PyCon APAC, though the locale for next year hasn’t been set yet.

PyCon APAC 2017 XOXZO Opening PyCon APAC 2017 XOXZO Keynote PyCon APAC 2017 XOXZO Kamal

Akira Nonaka

Akira Nonaka


Joined March 2016. Formerly developed satellite communication firmware at NEC, MacOS localization and AppleShare file server development at Apple Inc. Loves Ruby, Haskell programing and watching rugby on Holidays. Recent interest is in development of iOS application in Swift. FAA private pilot.