Event Report: PyCon APAC 2013


Ryo in action: many of my friends and my wife asked me what I was doing with “Python thing” and here is the one. This is the lightning talk (Python term for the elevator pitch) and closing that I was doing MC.

大勢の友人に、「ぱいそんで何かやっている」と言われていたイベントのビデオです。いっぱい、いっぱいになりながらも一生懸命司会しています!来年も東京でPyCon JPがあるので興味がある方は連絡くださ〜い v(o_o)v

Also lots other of more professional talks than my MC can be found on the PyCon JP Youtube Channel. 他にもいろいろと面白いプレゼンテーションは公式Youtubeチャネルからご覧頂けます。

I have learnt a lot on how to work in more agile way. This was officially my first time working experience on volunteer basis, and, due to that nature, everyone in the group carry out things in the way they believe the best. That was eye-opening experience to someone from enterprise world (the “suits people” they label). To those who used to work with me at UBS and want to complain to me about my inclination to Confluence, we are outdated. The people here is now using the next generation tool (ahhh, this phrase  sounds so outdated itself) of Sphinx with BitBucket. If you are one of those people and have not heard of these, please check out the links.

そして初めてのボランティア体験。ボランティアなので金銭の報酬はない訳ですが、経験やネットワーキングという無形の報酬があったり、PyCon Singaporeに経費で出張させていただいたりなど、2月に東京に来て誰も知らない状況だった僕にとっては、得難いものを頂きました。あと運営で使っているうちに手になじんできた、Sphinxやチケットベースの課題管理も新鮮でした。UBSの時は一生懸命Confluenceを社内で売り込んでもイマイチだったからな、、、チケットはJIRAがあったけど、あくまでMicrosoft Projectのプロジェクトプランやマイルストーンありきだったし。彼らがそう呼ぶ「スーツ組」の方たちにも見ていただきたいね。(耳が痛い・・)

2 thoughts on “Event Report: PyCon APAC 2013

  1. Julian

    Hahaha… we use a mix of tools here, Confluence for the business side, and Bitbucket for the development team, but still, I think we could / should be a lot more agile in our approach! Anyway, thanks for the update, and hope things are well!

  2. ryokamiya Post author

    Thanks Julian! Through tech conferences, I’ve got opportunity to meet the guys who’s making these products at Atlassian as well. I have gave them my feedback how it’s been perceived at enterprise, and saw a big gap between them and startups.

    And yeh, on these points of what tools are available, I knew you are savvy enough, and I have never worried about your case!!


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