Reflecting on DjangoCon Europe 2018

Personal highlights from my first open-source conference.

May 29, 2018

I’m back from DjangoCon Europe 2018, my first open-source developers’ conference. It was really exciting to be surrounded by so many clever people sharing great ideas. I learned a lot, but perhaps the most important thing I learned was how to attend an open-source conference.

Of the talks that I saw, my personal highlights were:

There were so many talks I missed, and I hope to find some time to go back through the extensive recordings which are now available on YouTube.

Other highlights were:

  • Django really is a community, and I’m keen to get involved. I already have an open source contribution policy, but I’m hoping to improve that to make more of a contribution.
  • The measures the conference took to be as inclusive as possible were amazing. They had preferred pronoun badges!