DjangoCon US 2012 wrap up

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend DjangoCon US 2012 in Washington D.C. The conference was only three days long, but I was able to get a lot done in those three days. I finally got the chance to meet a lot of people in person, who I had only talked with online in the past. It is nice to put a face to a name, and speak in conversations with more than 140 characters.

I was able to sit and talk with some of the core django developers, and it is always great to meet and thank them in person. If you haven’t taken the time to thank the folks who spend their free time writing the code that you use on a daily basis then you should stop what you are doing, right now, and do it. These folks don’t get thanked enough  you can afford it, send them a gift from their Amazon wish list. If you do that, I’m sure you will make their day.

(Left to right) Jacob Kaplan-Moss, Ken Cochrane, Andrew Godwin, Gabriel Grant, Nate Aune, Kenneth Reitz [photo by Alex Clark]

While I was at DjangoCon, I also gave a talk titled “Building PCI compliant Django applications”. The talk went well, and there were a lot of good questions during the Q&A section of the talk and in the hallway afterwards. PCI compliance is a complicated topic, and it is something you need to take seriously or else you could end up in a bad position.

If you were not lucky enough to get to go to DjangoCon this year, and you are interested in hearing my talk? No worries, it was recorded, and the video should be able available shortly. In the meantime, you can look at my slides, and if you have any questions, feel free to ping me on twitter, my username is @KenCochrane