DjangoCon 2017 Recap

Mid-August brought travel to Spokane for several Caktus staff members attending DjangoCon 2017. As a Django shop, we were proud to sponsor and attend the event for the eighth year.

Meeting and Greeting

We always look forward to booth time as an opportunity to catch up with fellow Djangonauts and make new connections. Caktus was represented by a team of six this year: Charlotte M, Karen, Mark, Julie, Tobias, and Whitney. We also had new swag and a GoPro Session to give away. Our lucky winner was Vicky. Congratulations!

Winner of our DjangoCon 2017 prize giveaway.

This year we also had a special giveaway: one free ticket to the conference, donated to DjangoGirls Spokane. The winner, Toya, attended DjangoCon for the first time. We hope she had fun!

Top Talks

Our technical staff learned a lot from attending the other talks presented during the conference. Their favorite talks included the keynote by Alicia Carr, The Denormalized Query Engine Design Pattern, and The Power and Responsibility of Unicode Adoption.

Charlotte delivered a well-received talk about writing an API for almost anything. We’ll add the video to this post as soon as it’s available in case you missed it.

Another excellent talk series presented at DjangoCon!

See You Next Time

As always, we had a great time at DjangoCon and extend our sincere thanks to the organizers, volunteers, staff, presenters, and attendees. It wouldn’t be the same conference without you, and we look forward to seeing you at next year’s event.

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