Speaker: Tom Christie (Django core developer and author of Django REST framework)
Speaker: Gloria Dwomoh
Learning things in tech is often frustrating, and didactics are not great. This goes doubly for theoretical subjects, e.g. "Algorithms and Data Structures". But the second aspect of making subjects like this hard is the aura of fear and difficulty that is woven around it.
Speaker: Andrew Godwin (Django core developer and developer of Channels)
Speaker: Erik Romijn (a Django team member, chair of the Dutch Django Association and co-organiser of various conferences) - also called "a neo-liberal emotional djihaidst"
Imagine somebody falls for a scam - there is laughter, there is mocking. Because we are not empathic with the people caught in the scam - inexperienced people, sick people, … this is heartless. The tech community is very focussed on itself and neglects to be empathic to people different from us, whom we provide products and tools to.
Speaker: Aymeric Augustin: DDTB maintainer for a while, in Django: Python3, templating stuff with Jinja2, Time zones,and much more.
Speaker: Ana Balica, works for Potato (London).
- Jacob: Works for US government, improves tech, loves to talk about that.
- Adrien: Lives here, talks about offline stuff, ServiceWorkers, music, being an expat and having a kid.
- FunkyBob: Talks about everything.
- Tobias: messages framework, training new people on Django
- Danielle: Django-CMS, can help anyone start from the beginning
- James: Security, future of Django, trying to make government IT better.
- Andrew: Networking, channels.
- Tim: is Tim.
- Carl: Testing, clean architecture, code quality in large teams.
- Josh: ORM and Expressions
- Florian: really really weird bugs
- Russ: Getting Python running on other platforms, and Australian animals
- Ola: diversity, Django girls, ORM, Elixir
- Charettes: Zapier, migrations
- Aymeric: strong opinions
- Idan: designer/developer, Heroku, data visualization
- Loic: forms, ORM
- Markus: migrations, security
- Karen: Helping people learn things, cats
- Tomik: Community, inclusivity
- Frank: DSF, fundraising, performance, scalability
- Michael: Windows, backend stuff
- Tom: restframework
- Marc: Postgres, ORM
Because my friends are the most enduring people there are, they indulged me and played several hours of Ligretto with me on my birthday. Yay! We had decided early on that we would play until somebody reached a total score of either 100 or -100 points.
Because my friends are nerds, as the hours passed we noticed that we were generating the most interesting data, and we'd have to look at it later on.
This is my review and summary of the latest AOSA book "500 Lines or Less", where experienced programmers solve interesting problems in short(-ish) programs. The book is available for free online, but if you are interested and can afford it, please consider buying the PDF or paperback versions.