I was at this year’s Python Conference. This post summarizes what I learned.
Sessions I attended:
- Keynote Wes McKinney (author of
- CUDA technology in Python Dr Victor Kostuchenko
- create_awesome_api(time_limit=‘1 week’) Nishad Musthafa
- Defining and building your AWS infrastructure George Goh
- Is pypy ready for production? Mark Rees
- Python Memory Management Keshav Agrawal
- Real-time apps with gevent-socketio Calvin Cheng
- Writing, Publishing and Maintaining Reusable Django Apps Martin Brochhaus
- Nishad talked about the tech schema at Plivo. They used Django-tastypie, among others (Flask, gevent) to speed up development of their REST API
- Martin talked about how to write a reusable django app, and share it with the world on the Python Package Index. My favourite talk of the conference. Learned a bunch of little nuances about releasing your python packages as open source. He’s automated the whole process as can be seen here: django-reusable-app-template
- One of the talks were done terribly due to the speaker not having enough mastery over the subject. I learned that it’s important to present something only if you are perfectly comfortable and know the topic inside-out, even if it’s relatively simple.
- The lightning/startup talks were as interesting, if not more, as startups shared how they were using Python in their stack.
- Conferences are not just about the sessions nor the contents of the talks, but the connections and relationships you make with the attendees. A good conference creates an environment to build those connections.
- Made an effort to talk to some of the attendees and startup people. Learned a bunch and got some business cards.
It was a good conference!
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