Free Python Courses at FOSSASIA

Fri 08 March 2019 by Martin

Category: courses

BuildingBloCS (comprising students from various A-level, O-level and IP Computing schools), in conjunction with FOSSASIA and Lifelong Learning Institute Skills Future SG will be organising a series of free 2-hour introductory code labs at the 10th anniversary of FOSSASIA Open Tech Summit 2019.fossasia.org on Friday 15 March and 16 March 2019 from 7 pm tp 9 pm at Lifelong Learning Institute (Paya Lebar).We would like to invite interested students and staff to learn about the following topics:

  • Introduction to Python
  • Introduction to SQLite
  • Introduction to MongoDB
  • Introduction to Vue.js
  • Introduction to Machine Learning with Python
  • Creating Voice Skills with SUSI.AI

More details of the workshops including synopsis, timing and registration are at https://2019.fossasia.org/academy

As slots are limited and likely to run out quickly, we encourage participants to sign up early to avoid disappointment. In addition, Asia's premier Open Source tech conference, FOSSASIA Summit 2019 https://2019.fossasia.org/, is happening from 14th to 17th March! We invite all students and educators to attend the event.

All students and staff with .edu emails can get a free ticket at https://eventyay.com/e/3689bc98?code=FreeStudentTicket

Note: If you do not register with an .edu account, you will need to show your student/staff ID upon registration. Key highlights include:

  • OpenTech Hackathon: Build open source apps and win prizes. https://fossasia-hackathon.devpost.com/
  • Conferences: Listen to talks by industry experts from Google, Oracle, Microsoft and Red Hat.
  • Exhibitions: Showcase and job opportunities with industry-leading companies like IBM, Daimler, Indeed, Facebook.
  • Social Events: Cultural performance and city tours along with other techies from around the world!

Register for OpenTech Hackathon today to reserve your slot. https://fossasia-hackathon.devpost.com/

You can also join the event as a volunteer. Sign up here: https://2019.fossasia.org/volunteers/

Please feel free to email buildingblocs@computing.sg if you have any queries.


Python User Group Singapore 2018 AGM

Tue 19 February 2019 by Martin

Category: meetings

This AGM should have been held in November 2018, but unfortunately, some of the committee members were too swamped with work or out of country, so we couldn't squeeze in a suitable date before the Christmas break.

Similar to previous years, around 35 people attended the AGM. Michael Lee, who …

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January 2019 Meetup

Thu 31 January 2019 by Martin

Category: meetings Tagged: dev-practice

Date: January 31, 7 to 9pm
Venue: Zendesk, 401 Commonwealth Drive, #07-01 (map).
Signup: meetup page

2019 is off to a good start. For the second year in a row, Zendesk has committed to hosting the Python User Group meetups every other month.

Talk 1: "Using Docker and Kubernetes to …

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Notification of PUGS AGM 2018

Tue 29 January 2019 by Martin

Category: meetings Tagged: agm

Dear PUGS members,

We will be holding our Annual General Meeting (for the year 2018) on Tuesday, February 19 from 7 to 9pm at Red Hat Singapore office (8 Shenton Way, 10-01 AXA Tower, Singapore 068811, map)

Agenda:

  • Presentation of Financial Accounts
  • PyCon-SG 2019
  • Activities for 2019
  • Open discussion

Please …

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October 2018 Meetup

Thu 01 November 2018 by Martin

Category: meetings Tagged: dev-practice

Date: November 1, 7 to 9pm
Venue: Zendesk, 401 Commonwealth Drive, #07-01 (map).
Signup: meetup page

We couldn't find a good day in the last week of October, so our October 2018 Meetup actually took place on November 1st ;)

Talk 1: "Performance Improvements with Cython" by Kaivalya Rawal

Programming languages …

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February 2018 meetup

Wed 28 February 2018 by Martin

Category: meetings Tagged: dev-practice

Date: February 28, 7 to 9pm
Venue: Zendesk, 401 Commonwealth Drive, #07-01 (map).
Signup: meetup page

Agenda

7pm: Meet & Greet

7:30pm: How being a sore loser at board games helped an amateur coder write his first 1,000 line project by Yi Sheng Siow

Asymmetric board games, where players …

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