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Speaking at Encuentro Linux 2008

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The past week I was notified that my proposal for talking about Django on the Encuentro Linux 2008, an important Linux/OSS conference here on Chile :).

This is the ninth edition on this conference, and the highlights are the presence of Patrick Sinz from Mandriva, Ivan Krstić (a very well known security expert, of OLPC fame, among other things) and Sulamita Garcia from Intel. The Encuentro Linux is quite interesting because despite its name it's not too Linux-specific. It tends to touch a lot of related topics, including software development, of course. And BSD/Solaris/*IX people are welcomed too, of course.

If you are interested on attending (and live in Chile, or reasonable close), there is still time to register. And here is the program.

With respect to the talk, my current plan is to show many practical things, instead of focusing on the high-level view. That should show people how easy is to get started with Django and do something useful. It will be interesting to see how well that works, considering that the audience is not going to be too familiar with Django. Fortunately, I think that Python and Django let you write concise and practical code that fits on a slide (or two). Even if it is not always an easy task, it is at least possible.

And I'm still open to ideas and suggestion on what I should talk about (and what I shouldn't talk about...), of course