Keynote: Django the Dinosaur: A Story About A Web Framework.

Oct 17 9:45 AM EDT :calendar: to 10:30 am
Audience level: All

About This Talk

Django is one of the first and longest running open source web frameworks in the world. This talk will expand on how Django has sustained itself over the years and where it needs to go in the future. Since its beginnings in the basement of a small paper in Kansas to where it stands now, this keynote will review the past, present and future of Django in our current digital age.

Topics to be covered are:

  • History of Django
    • Lawrence Journal-World: Where it all started
    • First DjangoCon US 2008
    • Django OS growing up
  • Current Django
    • The Code
    • The Community
  • Current changes in industry
    • The rise of AI
    • Cybersecurity
  • Future Django
  • Conclusion

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    Julia Solórzano

    Julia Solórzano is a Security Experience Supervisor is based in Durham, NC. She leads security, user experience and engineering teams, and coaches people to help them reach their full potential to create amazing things. Outside of, her most recent work includes, Department of Veterans API program and the U.S. Web Design System. She is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University where she teaches technology design and development.

    Earlier in her career, Julia published a book called Lightweight Django with O’Reilly Media. She has also worked with clients such as Mozilla, the Python Software Foundation, University of Chicago and Product(RED).

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