Last weekend I attended to PyConES2017, the annual Python conference in Spain. These are some talks and links of things that I have found interesting:
Naomi Ceder (@NaomiCeder) gave a keynote named “Come for the Language, stay for the Community” that reinforced the idea that the Python community is somehow special in its openness and newcomers-friendly character. Very inspiring!
Diego (@kartones) gave an interesting talk on how to refactor their platform while maintaining the service up. Many design patterns applied for a real-life use case.
Javier Torres explained how he built an interactive asynchronous shell in Python. Thanks to him I have discovered the great Python libraries ply (for lexing and parsing) and prompt_toolkit for building interactive CLI applications.
Pablo Galindo (@pablogsalgado) and Victor Terrón (@pyctor) explained why metaclasses exist in Python and even a little introduction on how to use them. A complex subject treated in a fast and funny presentation.
Yamila Moreno (@yamila_moreno) explained how to deploy Django applications to a Docker Swarm. She showed that combining Continuous Delivery, Docker, Django and orchestration (Swarm) can result in a powerful mix.
Jara Ramos explained how she learned Python with 17 years and in 3 months. A good and motivational talk, fresh and interactive. Watch out for the video :-)
Alicia Pérez showed how to develop GIS applications using GeoDjango. After a brief introduction into GIS, practical applications of GeoDjango spatial analysis, enough to whet the appetite for more.
Juan Luis Cano (@astrojuanlu) closed the conference with a keynote about OpenSource, the cost of maintaining software and other related themes. Thought-provoking, indeed.
My conclusion is that it has been another great PyConES conference, with that warm fuzzy feeling of a great inclusive community that defines the trademark.