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Join us at DjangoCon Europe!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 (permalink)

This year in June, the European edition of DjangoCon is going to be held in lovely Zurich, Switzerland. It is my great fortune and delight to announce that Audrey and I will be attending. Hooray!

Needless to say, we're extremely excited. My trip to Europe in 2007 was an amazingly fun and educational experience, and I can't wait to share a similar experience with Audrey. We can't wait to see all our old European friends, make new ones, and be dazzled by what Europe has to offer.

Also, let's face it, the conference is going to be incredible. They've lined up some awesome venues, the food (cheese, chocolate, muesli, etc) in Switzerland is world-renowned, the website looks fantastic, and they've got Jacob Kaplan-Moss to keynote. It looks so good I'm surprised there are any sponsor slots left!

Talks

While attending the conference, we submitted and hope to give a presentation on the positives (speed, flexibility, community, etc) and negatives (a few) of using MongoDB as a Django datastore. I'm also considering giving a second talk. Some ideas for that include:

  • Zen of Django
  • Django isn't for beginners (A Tredennick inspired talk explaining why teaching beginning developers Django isn't a good idea)
  • Advanced Django Template Usage
  • Advanced Django Models Usage (An intimidating talk to put together)
  • Django Packages Thunderdome II

Any thoughts?

While I'm at it, I'm going to poke any prospective conference goers to submit their own talks. I love attending conference talks and at PyCon US this year I barely got to see any. Show me what you got!

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