software engineer, consultant, conference speaker, #tech4good, #stacktivism

PyCon 2023

I attended my first PyCon as the Treasurer of the Python Software Foundation and Python Community Advocate with Microsoft. It's also one of the few times I've stepped foot in the midwest. I gave a talk about Dev Containers on stage and helped host the Welcome Orientation.

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I'll be taking notes #here :)

Event Schedule:


Please talk to me about :

I will be splitting my time between Microsoft Booth and the PSF Booth

📅 Day 1: Wed April 19, 2023 : No Tutorials :( , but I'm prepping for my presentation

👩🏿‍💻 Deploying to Azure App Service from VS Code

I'll share the repo soon, but at the Microsoft booth we have several sessions and a lab. If you want a sneak peak of what both Jay and Luciana will be talking about their sessions, click the link because we spoke about both in the weeks leading up to PyCon:

OH: "CoPilot is... pretty good"
Then went into the potential existential risk of ChatGPT, the productivity boost of X% faster.
OH: "It's like having a car instead of a horse"

📅 Day 2: Thurs April 20, 2023 :

Learn how to use real-world cloud development application templates via CLI to go from local development environment to the cloud.

Thursday, April 20, 2023
Time: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm MST
Where: 251C
Backing up my friend leading the event Kojo Idrissa as a speaker in the community.

Thursday, April 20, 2023
Time: 4:30 pm to 5 pm MST
Where: Grand Ballroom

📅 Day 3: Fri April 21, 2023 :

Deploying Django web app to Azure App Service through VS Code

Friday, April 21, 2023
Time: 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm MST
Where: Microsoft Booth
last minute presentation fill-in

Friday, April 21, 2023
Time: 10:45 am MST
Where: 355DEF
Al Sweigart had some scheduling issues but was still able to present his talk on the landscape of Python tools in 2023! As Loren Crary, Director of Resource Development of the PSF, walked by that morning, busy handling all of the problems with grace and focus, she pointed at me and said "you, Dawn, would you like to give a talk in 45 minutes?" I responded to that wonderfully direct person with "Yes" then a "uhhmmm what?" I gathered up my things and went to the conference greenroom where I changed "Philly PUG" on my title slide to "Pycon 2023" and gave my presentation, created for a smaller audience, to a room of 450 people (564 chairs at ~80% capacity).

📅 Day 4: Sat April 22, 2023 :

📅 Day 5: Sun April 23, 2023 :

  • Conversations about Ruff, the kitchen sink linter, took the whole conference by storm. Who knew that we'd be talking so much Rust at a Python conference? Python tooling was definitely front and center this year.

📅 Day 6: Mon April 24, 2023 :

Cool tweets and toots:

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