What we learned at PyGrunnX
We attended the 10th edition of PyGrunn, a Python (and friends) conference in Groningen, NL. Here's what we learned.
PyGrunn is a conference about the Python programming language and its uses. It is also about related subjects, hence “and friends”. As this was the 10th edition, it was dubbed PyGrunnX.
It was a great experience to be at a real live conference again. Discussing stuff with others, meeting with ex-colleagues, making new contacts and sharing knowledge, we’ve missed it.
To get an idea about the diversity of subjects, have a look at the schedule.
Coen spoke about live blogging with Wagtail Live.
Kees spoke about better code reviews (slides).
Without further ado, here are the learnings:
- When doing a live demo during a talk, always have a plan B.
- You can change a callable’s signature.
- Pattern matching in Python 3.10 is cool.
- More understanding of
- Shorter is often quicker
- Maths is hard
- Getting up at 6 sucks and Groningen is a long way from Arnhem.
- When doing a talk, always have an USBC-HDMI adapter with you.
- Large scale websites are always hard
- Calling your dad in the middle of the night is fun.
- Beer is good
- Body needs more than 2 hours of sleep
- Oneliners are allowed if you studied maths
- Groningen is cool
- A lot of words can be made from the letters of “spindle”
- Have a matrix for edge cases in tests
- Don’t use Julia for web applications
All talks were recorded. These videos will be published shortly, probably at the PyGrunn Youtube channel.
A more detailed write-up of specific talks can be found at Reinout van Rees’ blog.
More pictures / impressions via Twitter.