DjangoCon Europe 2011

Amsterdam 2011

Talks Pakhuis de Zwijger

June 6th, 7th, 8th

Sprints De Waag

9th & 10th

Thanks, Amsterdam—DjangoCon Europe 2011 was a blast!
Join us next year in Switzerland for DjangoCon Europe 2012.

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Python Packaging

Monday, June 6th



Distributing Django apps with standard Python packaging tools has for a long time been dreaded by the community for good reasons -- from bad documentation and confusing conventions to missing integration with Django standards and unreliable infrastructure.

In this talk I show what is being done to fix that and how you can profit from it:

  • The past of Python packaging, brief historical overview

  • Common pitfalls and gotchas when releasing Python software

  • Integration with everyday software development

  • The future of packaging with Distutils2



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About Jannis Leidel

Jannis Leidel has been active in the Django community since his GSoC in 2007, later helped creating Pinax and headed DjangoCon Europe 2010 as chairman. He is the author of a number of Django apps and regularly works on pip, virtualenv and Django.

Originally trained as a new media artist he enjoys freelancing as a web engineer under the umbrellas of and Eldarion.