Jacob Kaplan-Moss

Tag: conferences

Why conferences need a code of conduct August 4th, 2011

As usual, what I write here is my opinion and I don’t speak for anyone else. In particular, this isn’t any sort of official PyCon anything. Recently, tech conferences have started publishing a new kind of document: a code of conduct or anti-harassment policy [1]. Attendees are being explicitly told that they’re expected to follow these policies. To some, this sounds patronizing; or like tools for group-think and censorship; or like a bad episode of The Morality Police.…

Django Under the Hood 2016 Highlights November 22nd, 2016

Videos from Django Under the Hood 2016 are up - check ’em out! As usual, the conference was amazing and the content was fantastic. I really enjoyed all the talks, and they’re all worth your time to talk. Three in particular stood out to me as exceptional highlights: Ana’s talk on Testing in Django is the single best talk on effective testing of Django apps I’ve ever seen. I really like her technique of explaining Django’s testing APIs by looking at how they changed over time: it does a great job of explaining what problems particular APIs solve, and why you’d use them.…