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.
In Porto, on a train towards my hotel. It's been a LONG travel day. Coming up on 24 hours without sleep. But I found @m_holtermann & @fapolloner in the airport! We'll, Markus found me.— Kojo 🤔😴🤔 Idrissa (@KojoIdrissa) September 20, 2022
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.
Already felt in love with Porto because they have cute trams like we do in HK where I grew up. May love it more when @DjangoConEurope kick start tomorrow pic.twitter.com/wRNBnom4vI— Cheuk Ting Ho at #PyConES (@cheukting_ho) September 20, 2022
Then I head to the venue to meet up with other conference attendees for dinner.
The first evening in #Portugal was great 🎉— Paolo Melchiorre 🐍 (@pauloxnet) September 20, 2022
We had dinner together with other participants of #DjangoConEurope in the center of# Porto and then we had the nightcap before going to sleep 🍻 Thanks to @jvzammit for taking the photo 🙏
CC @KatiaNakamura @glasnt @m_holtermann pic.twitter.com/pj3qbMTO2n
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.
@KojoIdrissa is talking about improving contributor experience pic.twitter.com/LV08NiWXI7— Cheuk Ting Ho at #PyConES (@cheukting_ho) September 21, 2022
Then I spend some time with other EuroPython organisers and check out the venue (as they have been interested in hosting EuroPython).
@europython team at @DjangoConEurope ❤️ (@patrick91 is preparing his workshop unfortunately) pic.twitter.com/rF6dNlBSn6— Cheuk Ting Ho at #PyConES (@cheukting_ho) September 21, 2022
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.
Welcome to the @DjangoConEurope #IceCreamSprint pic.twitter.com/D7QpYDH6bl— Cheuk Ting Ho at #PyConES (@cheukting_ho) September 21, 2022
The speaker dinner is a blast, we have so many people there and we are having the most iconic food in Proto - Francesinha.
Attending the #Speakers and #Volunteers Dinner at #DjangoConEurope 2022 was a very great experience. 👍— Paolo Melchiorre 🐍 (@pauloxnet) September 21, 2022
I met people from different countries all together working to let this conference to be so great.
CC @DjangoConEurope pic.twitter.com/xoXRsHEkfw
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.
Cheuk Ting Ho @cheukting_ho from @anacondainc is presenting the talk "Will PyScript replace Django? - What PyScript is and is not" at #DjangoConEurope 2022 in #Porto 🇵🇹— Paolo Melchiorre 🐍 (@pauloxnet) September 22, 2022
CC @DjangoConEurope @pyscript_dev pic.twitter.com/NdHJWr7aCi
After that, I need a break from the conference and went to a popular Mc Donalds in the city centre.
Took a break from @DjangoConEurope and went to the posh McDonald’s with @judy2k pic.twitter.com/vk6y6x5xrU— Cheuk Ting Ho at #PyConES (@cheukting_ho) September 22, 2022
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.
Last night's boat cruise on the #Duoro river in #Porto was a wonderful experience. ⛵— Paolo Melchiorre 🐍 (@pauloxnet) September 23, 2022
Even more beautiful was doing it in the company of the other #DjangoConEurope participants 😀 Thanks @DjangoConEurope for organizing it and @kolofordjango for sponsoring it 🙏#bridges #river pic.twitter.com/G62jNpa5U2
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.
@carltongibson is still very awake and give the morning keynote for @DjangoConEurope after the social drink night! Let’s take a look at async Django pic.twitter.com/nbdRMxVVdy— Cheuk Ting Ho at #PyConES (@cheukting_ho) September 23, 2022
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.
@felipehoffa is talking about using @SnowflakeDB for Django backend @DjangoConEurope pic.twitter.com/EJe6D86MnU— Cheuk Ting Ho at #PyConES (@cheukting_ho) September 23, 2022
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.
The first ever @PyConPT is starting now!!!!! pic.twitter.com/uJBjJ3TVwv— Cheuk Ting Ho at #PyConES (@cheukting_ho) September 24, 2022
After a slight delay due to technical difficulties, the first ever PyCon PT is starting and followed by the first-ever Keynote by Daniele.
The first ever @PyConPT keynote speaker @evildmp pic.twitter.com/S4GMJHb23r— Cheuk Ting Ho at #PyConES (@cheukting_ho) September 24, 2022
There is also the Django Girls workshop in the building, so many events happening all at once.
Kicked off the @djangogirls workshop in @DjangoConEurope! It is also the first #djangogirls workshop in Porto. We are all working hard with the tutorial! A big shout out to @KatiaNakamura and all the volunteers for making it happen! pic.twitter.com/MqHLAhgXeL— Çağıl Uluşahin (@cagilulusahin) September 24, 2022
I managed to pop in for Dash’s workshop for a bit.
@iamontheinet from @SnowflakeDB is giving a workshop @PyConPT pic.twitter.com/37dY8mkIaK— Cheuk Ting Ho at #PyConES (@cheukting_ho) September 24, 2022
After lunch, I am finishing some work and prepare for my workshop.
So glad to be presenting @PyConPT pic.twitter.com/sQ5PTp01JP— Cheuk Ting Ho at #PyConES (@cheukting_ho) September 24, 2022
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?
Following @pyscript_dev Python in the browser someone make Django in the browser @PyConPT lightning talk pic.twitter.com/s93gC6pvM1— Cheuk Ting Ho at #PyConES (@cheukting_ho) September 24, 2022
After closing, we all have a party outside. I had dinner with some friends and get ready for the trip ahead of me.
And now it's time for a well deserved relaxing time! Just chillin'n chatting!— PyCon Portugal (@PyConPT) September 24, 2022
Pycon Portugal 2022 is about to end & we promise to come back in 2023, better & better, in a new location.
Be sure to stay tuned! Please, help us volunteering, sponsoring or presenting.#pyconportugal pic.twitter.com/jEXYjMiIlG