Two weeks after PyConZA19 I am still excited about the intense collection of new concepts, features, tools and tricks that blew my mind over the jam-packed two days. I’m also still excited about all the contacts that I’ve made in the community.
Redis were there handing out great swag, and telling everyone that they’re more than a caching DB (which is what they’ve become known as, because their caching is so good) but a fully-fledged database solution in their own right. We’ll be meeting with them shortly to see how we can extend our use of Redis where it makes sense in our solutions offerings.
From the mass of things I learnt in those two days, my main take-aways were:
I got to hop on stage for a 5-minute lightning talk on learning Python for non-devs. It was a last minute thing, which I’d encourage anyone with something to say, to try – because it’s a first step and very rewarding. The crowd was very engaging and accommodating too!
[shameless plug] I spoke a bit about our weekly learn-to-code Meetup called CodeWarsAcademy. [/shameless plug]
Conferences like these are great for a number of reasons:
This event wasn’t just great – it re-connected me. To others in the community, to crazy ideas, to the possibility of possibility!
written by: Billy Einkamerer, Assemble.co.za