PyConAr, the Python Conference of Argentina, took place the other week. It was hosted in Mendoza city (known as the land of sun and good wine) and I had the pleasure of being one of the speakers. In this post I’d like to share some of my experience there.
First of all, I’d like to say that I’ve not been using Python as a daily tool for several years. Despite that, I find its community very stimulating so I try to participate in its events every time I can.
The conference was 3 days long, from the 12th to 14th of November, with the first day dedicated to programming workshops for newcomers. The main activity of that day was a DjangoGirls tutorial organized by Argentina en Python and LinuxChix Argentina.
The rest of the days the events were dominated by tech talks. I’d like to highlight (and share resources of):
- MapReduce by Juanjo Ciarlante
- Asynchronous programming in Python 3 by Facundo Batista
- From socket to asyncio in 45 minutes by Marcos Dione (based on this talk)
- So you think you can PDB? by Emiliano Dalla Verde Marcozzi (based on this talk)
- There is no magic: descriptors by Joaquín Sorianello & Facundo Batista
- Is it possible to detect all Python exceptions? by Davil Weil
- Design patterns in Python by Vinicius Pacheco
There also were 2 very good keynotes. One about the Python community, by Ashwini Oruganti and one about microservices by Simon Willison which fortunately was recorded: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUQFMatyzKs
To end this post, I’ll link to some videos and tweets that would complete what PyConAr 2015 felt like: good facilities, lightning talks, books selling, very well prepared coffee breaks and lunches for networking, mums with their babies, world-class speakers and lots of people.