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Where to buy a drone in Taipei?

Guanghua Market – Best Drone Shopping District in Taipei The Guanghua Market near MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station is the best drone shopping district in Taipei. It is also the top choice to buy computers, consumer electronics, and all the parts that you need to assemble products. It takes about a 5 minute walk from exit no. 1 of Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station to the Guanghua Market. You can also visit the new Syntrend tech shopping mall and Huashan Creative Arts Park on foot. The location is fantastic, it’s close to everything! The new white curvy 12-story tech-focused shopping mall Syntrend around the Guanghua Market area can be a good choice for new visitors who are looking for cheap computers, mobile phones, cameras, and consumer electronics to buy in Taipei. You will be ready to shop with the tech stores’ knowledgeable sales staffs and the building’s new air conditioners. AC is especially important for people like me who simply can’t cope with hot weather. On hot days in Taipei, I need the AC on almost all the time. The Guanghua Market shopping …

7 Taiwanese financial technology companies to watch in 2017

Here are seven emerging Taiwan-based fintech startups to watch: Maicoin Gcoin Bitmark Lend LnB INSTO iDGate Maicoin, founded in December 2013, is a Taiwan-based Bitcoin platform providing trading and payment services. Gcoin is a permissioned distributed blockchain infrastructure for enterprise. In 2016 Mr. Shih-wei Liao, professor of Computer Science and Information Engineering at National Taiwan University initiated the project after teaching several courses on blockchain techonlogies at NTU. Bitmark is a Taipei-based blockchain startup founded in 2014. Founder and CEO Sean Moss-Pultz started the company to help people claim ownership of their digital property, creating digital properties that can be transferred, sold, rented, leased, by developing a property system for the digital environment. Lend 鄉民貸 is Taiwan’s first peer-to-peer lending startup company founded in 2015 The startup provides lending services similar to the San Francisco-based US lending giant Lending Club. LnB, founded in May 2015, the company aims to reshape Taiwan’s economy with its prominent P2P lending platform. INSTO is the first-ever person-to-person payment service that allows users to buy or sell anything in installments and scheduled …

Top 10 Tech Events in Taiwan in 2017

COMPUTEX 2017 Organized by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taipei Computer Association(TCA) is the world’s leading B2B ICT/IoT (Internet of Things) trade show. PyCon Taiwan 2017 PyCon Taiwan is an annual convention in Taiwan for the discussion and promotion of the Python programming language. COSCUP 2017 Conference for Open Source Coders, Users and Promoters, COSCUP is an annual conference held by Taiwanese Open source community members since 2006. 5 August – 6 August, 2017. College of Social Sciences, National Taiwan University Taipei, Taiwan. Hacks In Taiwan Conference, HITCON  25 August – 26 August, 2017. Academia Sinica Humanities & Social Sciences Building, Taipei Data Science in Taiwan Conference 2017 9 November – 12 November, 2017. Academia Sinica, Taipei SITCON 2017 Student’s Information Technology Conference, SITCON  18 March, 2017. Academia Sinica, Taipei MOPCON 2017 Mobile Open Platform Conference  International Convention Center Kaohsiung(ICC Kaohsiung) eCommerce Expo Asia 2017 Organized by Taiwan External Trade Development Council, Taiwan Internet and E-Commerce Association  September 28-30, 2017 Taipei World Trade Center TWTC Exhibition Hall 1 Taipei International Logistics & IOT Exhibition 6 September – 9 September, 2017. Taipei World Trade Center …

PyCon Taiwan 2017 Highlights

PyCon Taiwan 2017 Humanities and Social Science Building (HSSB), Academia Sinica 128 Academia Road, Section 2, Nankang Taipei, Taiwan Conference Days Friday, June 9 – Sunday, June 11, 2017. The 2017 PyCon Taiwan in Taipei is one of the most exciting tech conferences in Asia. The 3 day conference event organized by Python communities in Taiwan took place on 9th to 11th of June at Academia Sinica, Taipei. The conference event, along with tutorials and sprints organized before and after the conference, attracted over 1,000 developers, scientists, students, and researchers from Python communities across the globe. PyConTW 2017 keynote speakers: Hsuan-Tien Lin, Appier Andrew Godwin, Django core team Carol Willing, Python Software Foundation Russell Keith-Magee, Django Software Foundation https://tw.pycon.org/2017/en-us/ https://www.facebook.com/pycontw https://hackfoldr.org/pycontw2017/ https://issuu.com/381529/docs/python_brochure_______python_______ (The Taiwan Python Community Brochure) Favorite talks from PyCon Taiwan 2017: KKBOX/KKStream engineer Ironhead Chuang’s talk on generative adversarial networks. Ironhead’s slides. Taipei Ethereum Meetup co-founder Liangcc’s talk on PoW Proof of Work, PoS Proof of Stake. Liang’s slides. Director of the Python Software Foundation Carol Willing’s keynote speech on education. Carol’s slides. Highlights from PyCon Taiwan 2017: …