So, PyCon India 2017 took place in Delhi between 4-5 Nov 2017 at Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies. I was one of the attendee there and the experience was awesome and mind blowing. I have heard that your first Pycon is always special , but after experiencing it , yeah it is completely true.
So, this time there were three keynote speakers , all of them doing great things in their respective domain. So, the first day went like this for me :-
DAY 1 :-
1.) On first day i.e 4 Nov, morning the conference officially started with keynote from Noufal Ibrahim. Noufal is an industry veteran with over 15 years of experience. He founded Hamon and worked for Cisco systems, Synopsys, The Internet Archive and other organisations mostly in infrastructure engineering positions. His talk mainly focused on Importance and need of mentoring in open source world. Seriously, the talk was very good. And the best part was the oath that he asked everyone to take after the talk.
2.) There were many parallel talks taking place on different fields and topics , I decided to attend talks related to Application Development and Architecture. So, the second talk I attended was “HTTP Bottom Up – Live!” by Anand Chitipothu. The talk was very informative. It focused on how web-servers works with example of gunicorn, unicorn ,etc.
3.) The next talk I attended was Building Microservices With Firefly by Nabarun Pal. Firefly is an open source micro framework to deploy Python functions as web services. firefly was created with the aim of simplifying the deployment Machine Learning models as RESTful API. The talk was good and I found it very useful.
5.) Lunch 🙂 It was delicious.
6.) The lunch followed lightening talks by different developers about different things they explored during their journey with this wonderful language. Each speaker was given 5 min to present their ideas.
7.) The next talk followed a talk by Nicholas Romero regarding trending frameworks like Django, React , GraphQl and Relay.
8.) The final event was keynote – Python Community Principles By Elizabeth . Elizabeth Ferrao leads product management and developer advocacy for XapiX , data transformation tool for APIs, and is the co-founder of Women Who Code NYC, an 8k+ community of developers. She was very energetic and charismatic. Her talk mainly focused on importance of a good open source community and how to build it.
DAY 2 :-
1.) The day started with a awesome keynote talk by none other than Peter wang, I was waiting quite eagerly for this talk & couldn’t afford to miss words of this wonderful person. The talk focused on how and why python is used in the DataScience field, what are the magical powers python beholds which makes it the most used computer science language in data science field.
2.) Tea , I needed it desperately 😛
3.) Then I attended a talk by titled “Spinning Local DNS Server Sourcing Responses Over HTTPS To Combat Man-In-The-Middle Attack” by Arnav Kumar followed by another panel discussion on the topic “women in open source”.
4.) Closing ceremony took place.
So, this wraps up my first PyCon encounter and hopes to have more such wonderful experiences in future.
Till then, happy hacking guys 🙂
P.S : attaching some pics below :-