Need Suggestions for a DjangoCon US 2023 Topic?

Speaker addressing a crowd at DjangoCon US 2022 in San Diego

The DjangoCon US team would like to present some suggestions for topics for DCUS 2023.

Help, I don’t know what I should talk about at DjangoCon US!

Well, you’ve come to the right place!

What might I talk about?

  • Deep dives into the internals of Django and related libraries (e.g. REST Framework)
  • New features in Django (e.g. facet filters in the Django admin and simplified form rendering templates coming up in in Django 5.0)
  • Challenges of using a project like Django in a world where single-page apps (SPAs) are the norm
  • Unexpected use cases, especially ones that make the world better somehow
  • Clever hacks (such as Carlton Gibson’s single-file Django project)
  • New(ish) libraries and frameworks that make developers’ lives easier and how to use them with Django
    • HTMX
    • Alpine.js
    • Tailwind
  • Development and testing techniques that help you build better code
  • Philosophical debates around code architecture, such as when to make the call on a large-scale refactor
  • Security
  • Database tips and tricks
  • The Django, Python, and web dev communities: the past, the future, the present, the culture, the why, the who, and the what that makes it all possible
  • Using Django in machine learning projects
  • Performance and scaling
  • Deployment at any size
  • Career development
  • Ethics in programming: all code we write has consequences and potential misuse
    • The rise of AI chatbots is an especially thorny topic here
  • Personal growth: how the community helped you in some way and you’d like to pay it forward

But I’m not sure if my talk is well-suited for DCUS

We’d love to see you submit it anyway. Read Sasha’s 2015 blog post on why you should speak at DjangoCon Europe. Every bit of it applies to DCUS as well.

OK, Can I ask someone for help?

Sure! We have speaker mentors who would love to help you out in any way they can.

All right, you’ve convinced me. How do I submit?

Go to the Speaking page to see all the details.


Credit to DjangoCon Europe for the topic suggestions.