Django Con Europe 2022

I am so excited to be going to Porto for DjangoCon Europe and PyCon PT. It will be my first time in the city and the event. And it will be the first ever PyCon PT too. I have heard so many good things about Porto and Django Con so I think it will be great!

Arrival - Day 0

I was greeted by the nice weather in Porto. After meeting other conference attendees on the metro, I arrived at the city centre.

I got lost because Google points me down a street under construction. Luckily (or unluckily) the worker opens the gate for me and I walk down it along the temporary wooden planks. Finally, get to the end of it and I broke through the gate on the other end to get to the hotel.

After settling downtown at the hotel and a few meetings, I head out and have a look at the city.

Then I head to the venue to meet up with other conference attendees for dinner.

Django Con Europe - Day 1

The conference opens with a keynote by Kojo. He talked about how to be inclusive in contributions. I cannot agree more.

Then I spend some time with other EuroPython organisers and check out the venue (as they have been interested in hosting EuroPython).

After lunch, I spent most of my time chatting with people and finishing my demonstration for my talk.

I also gave a lightning talk promoting Pyjamas Conf.

In the evening we have the speaker dinner, but before, we had an Ice Cream Sprint.

The speaker dinner is a blast, we have so many people there and we are having the most iconic food in Proto - Francesinha.

Django Con Europe - Day 2

On the second day, I attend the keynote by Katie about what Django developers should be worried about. Then I gave my talk about PyScirpt.

After that, I need a break from the conference and went to a popular Mc Donalds in the city centre.

After, I went back to the conference to socialise during lunchtime. Follow by meetings back at the hotel.

In the evening, I went on the boat trip, it is a very nice evening and the sunset is amazing. We had a good view of the city from the river.

After dinner, we had a social event. However, I went back early to conserve energy for the upcoming events.

Django Con Europe - Day 3

It’s the last day of the main conference. It opens with an interesting keynote about async in Django.

Then I got a chance to talk to many people. The community is so nice and I feel like we can always have good chats with people from different parts of the world. Some people keep coming to talk to me about my PyScript talk and got a lot of useful feedback from them.

There are quite some good talks in the afternoon including a talk by Felipe, the developer advocate at Snowflake. We got a chance to meet in person and I am sure there will be an opportunity to collaborate in the future.

After the closing, I took some time to explore the other side of the river and have some wine and food there.

PyCon PT - the first one ever

After DjangoCon, it is followed by the first even PyCon PT. Both PyCon PT and DjangoCon sprints are located at Porto University.

After a slight delay due to technical difficulties, the first ever PyCon PT is starting and followed by the first-ever Keynote by Daniele.

There is also the Django Girls workshop in the building, so many events happening all at once.

I managed to pop in for Dash’s workshop for a bit.

After lunch, I am finishing some work and prepare for my workshop.

After that, there are lightning talks. There was a talk about Using PyScript to deploy Django to the front end… I guess it’s the front end as a server?

After closing, we all have a party outside. I had dinner with some friends and get ready for the trip ahead of me.

After having a career in data science, Cheuk now brings her knowledge in data and passion for the tech community as the developer advocate for Anaconda. Cheuk constantly contributes to the open-source community by giving free talks and tutorials and organize sprints to encourage diversity contributions.