Why would a new developer choose Django?

A session at PyCon Australia 2016

What makes new developers choose Django over Rails or WordPress? As a web developer and community organizer, Josh has learned a lot about the differences between the frameworks and why people make the choices they do.

We'll compare Django with other ecosystems to see where it excels and where it lags. You'll leave with a better sense of the web ecosystem as a whole and why people are choosing things that *aren't* Django. Critically, attendees will leave with specific ideas about how to attract more new developers.

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Josh Simmons

Short stack web developer and community professional. Program manager at Google's OSPO and board member for the Open Source Initiative.

Josh is a community organizer and web developer with a penchant for armchair philosophy. He currently serves as a board member for the Open Source Initiative, is a program manager at Google’s Open Source Programs Office, and is community manager emeritus for O’Reilly’s OSCON.

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Date Sat 13th August 2016

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