Hello, I'm Micaela Reyes
Software Engineer

I'm a Software Engineer with 14 years of experience, the Director of Operations of the Python Philippines (PythonPH) community, and a Python Software Foundation Fellow.

As a software engineer, I've worked on telco systems, large-scale web applications, and various startup SaaS platforms. I specialize in backend and web development using Python and related technologies.

I currently work as a Python Trainer and Consultant at CodeHappy.ph.

I consider myself a realist idealist. I love to defy the odds for the things I truly care about.

Life, Work and Community

I love coffee, good food, reading, walking and going on adventures.

I've also been watching Naruto a lot lately. My favorite character is Shikamaru and the line "Death is not the end. It's the loss of conviction that is." :D

Fun fact: I'm an introvert but I love having friends. I love meeting people who are passionate about their craft, getting inspired and learning something from them.

I'm on a personal mission to teach Programming and Software Development to hone skills for the future generation of Tech Professionals and Tech Community Leaders in the Philippines.

So together with my husband, I started a Python training company called CodeHappy. I believe this is one area of focus where I'm able to do just that while promoting software craftsmanship and fostering healthy engineering cultures. :)

I love creating "safe spaces" outside the capitalistic world where people get to do things that feed their souls and bond with other humans.

I also like contributing to causes I care about in my small corner of the world in the most practical way I can.

Python Community

- How I contribute:

I spend a lot of my free time as a volunteer for PythonPH doing admin work, handling overall operations, and coaching and mentoring the next gen leaders so we can continue to organize meaningful events and programs for the tech community in an enjoyable and sustainable way.

- Why I contribute?

I first got introduced to Python and the world of open source when I attended my first PyCon PH in 2012. Since then, several amazing things happened. The community also became my most reliable support system throughout my career.

I discovered that tech is a very democratizing career, skills pay the bills, and that there are lots of crazy cool people in the Python and open source community.

It just feels good to be part of that ecosystem and give back :)

Random stuff I personally recommend...


  • - Company of One by Paul Jarvis
  • - The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick) by Seth Godin
  • - The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
  • - The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to Wealth and Happiness by Eric Jorgenson
  • - The Simple Path to Wealth by JL Collins


  • - The Passionate Programmer by Chad Fowler
  • - Soft Skills: The Software Developer's Life Manual by John Sonmez


  • - Kenya
  • - Kilimanjaro
  • - Colombia Supremo
  • - Mt. Apo
  • - Sagada

Cold Coffee Drinks

  • - Dirty Horchata


  • - Carole and Tuesday
  • - Naruto Shippuden Openings
  • - Coffee Shop Vibes


  • - Dicta License
  • - Malay
  • - Gwen Stefani


  • - Talk Python to Me by Michael Kennedy
  • - Python Bytes by Brian Okken and Michael Kennedy
  • - Teaching Python by Kelly Paredes and Sean Tibor

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