I was originally told that there was a theme of emoji at DjangoCon, and after mentioning that I had some thoughts on the subject, the prolific enabler Russell suggested that I should submit a talk…
My “token emoji talk” was extremely well received, by all accounts, and it was a pleasure to give.
According to some, one of the examples in my talk has been turned into a meme added to the enclave of themes of Django, among the great memes such as stroopwafel (which are absolutely tasty!)
#djangocon pic.twitter.com/nhMavRz0bj— Katie McLaughlin (@glasnt) April 1, 2016
And as always, the lightning talks at Django/Python conferences can come up with absolute gems…
And @freakboy3742's wonderful helpers, including @phildini @adrianholovaty and @laceynwilliams! #djangocon pic.twitter.com/sdbkQFIZnO— Katie McLaughlin (@glasnt) April 1, 2016
Also of note: this conference had live stenographers, which was an absolutely awesome thing to have at a conference where a lot of the attendees speak English, but not as their first language.
@freakboy3742 and a warning from the MC #djangocon pic.twitter.com/nPpkpWUhxa— Katie McLaughlin (@glasnt) April 1, 2016
Georgina and Sheryll were wonderful, trying to keep up with the fast speakers, and making the talks available in a more accessible way.
So much love for @bmispelon #djangocon pic.twitter.com/v7eVO7wLQe— Katie McLaughlin (@glasnt) April 1, 2016
DjangoCon Europe was outstanding. I have eternal gratitude to the organisers, volunteers, attendees and new friends; as especially to the Django Software Foundation, which granted me financial aid that helped me get all the way over to the other side of the world for an unforgettable week.
You can see my entire tweetstream from DjangoCon Europe here
The incredible photos from the event can be found on Flickr