Adam Johnson

I'm an author and solo consultant working with Ansible, AWS, Django, and Python.

I'm a member of the Django project Technical Board (2.2 through 4.x release cycles), and a co-organizer of the The London Django Meetup.

I'm based in London, UK, and am often in Lisbon, PT.

I drink tea, and especially enjoy a genmaicha.

  • Data-Oriented Django
Andreas Schmitz

Andreas is a lead software development engineer at GmbH, a German Construction Tech startup that tries to digitize the construction industry.

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  • Everything you didn't want to know about Cross-site Request Forgery (CSRF) in Django
Angela Parker (she/her)

Angela Parker is a Certified Executive Coach & Master Workshop Facilitator who teaches founders, leaders, and entrepreneurs how to heal, lead, and scale with ease.

She designs and facilitates impactful in-person and on-line workshops, masterminds, and experiences for leaders and teams.

Angela founded the largest outdoor fitness program in Santa Monica, California. In 2018 she sold it to focus full-time on coaching leaders and facilitating workshops internationally. She’s known for her empathy, intuition, directness, humor, and ability to thread the most impactful details into all her sessions.

Angela splits her time between Los Angeles, Chicago, Japan, and a tiny village in the Italian Alps.

  • What’s happening and what do I do about it?
Anton Pirker

Been a Django Freelancer for over 15 years. Organizer of the Django Meetup Vienna for over 10 years. Since 2022 Senior Software Engineer at Sentry maintaining the Python SDK

  • Run your tests in hundreds of different environments fast. I mean really fast.
Bas Steins

Bas is a software developer for more than 15 years. His first contact with Django was in 2008, even before the 1.0 was released. As a freelance software developer, consultant and tech trainer, he enjoys helping all sorts of tech teams to explore new technologies and get their job done.

He is on Twitter @bascodes and blogs at

  • Deep Inside Django's ORM: How Django Builds Queries
Calvin Hendryx-Parker

Calvin Hendryx-Parker is the co-founder and CTO of Six Feet Up, a Python and Cloud expert consulting company that helps organizations build apps faster, innovate with AI/ML, simplify Big Data, and leverage Cloud technology. At Six Feet Up, Calvin establishes the company's technical vision and leads all aspects of the company's technology development. He provides the strategic vision for enhancing the offerings of the company and infrastructure, and he works with the team to set company priorities and implement processes that will help improve product and service development.

In 2019, Calvin was named an AWS Community Hero — one of only 24 Heroes in North America. He is the founder and host of the Python Web Conference, the largest worldwide event for web developers; the co-founder of IndyPy, the largest Python meetup in Indiana with 1,900+ members; and the founder of IndyAWS, the fastest growing cloud meetup in the state with 800+ members. Additionally, Calvin is the driving force behind LoudSwarm by Six Feet Up, a high impact virtual event platform that debuted in June 2020.

Outside of work, Calvin spends time tinkering with new devices like the AWS DeepRacer, CircuitPython and Raspberry Pi. He is an avid distance runner and ran the 2014 NYC Marathon to support the Innocence Project. Before the pandemic, Calvin and his family enjoyed annual extended trips to France where his wife Gabrielle, the CEO of Six Feet Up, is from. Calvin holds a Bachelor of Science from Purdue University.

Calvin is passionate about the open-source community, and he is regularly sought after to share his expertise — both at international conferences and in the media. Some of his recent contributions include:

  • PyCon (April 2022): Calvin presented “Bootstrapping a Local Python Environment”
  • Python Web Conference (March 2022): Calvin presented two talks including: “Predict Lightning Strikes using Django and AWS” and “Data Pipeline Modernization at Scale”
  • Datanami (October 2021): Calvin was featured as an expert in the article, “What’s Driving Python’s Massive Popularity?”
  • DjangoCon (October 2021): Calvin presented on “Bootstrapping your Local Python Environment.”
  • PyOhio (August 2021): Calvin presented on how to hack Django Channels to seamlessly integrate Slack into the virtual event platform via “Hacking Django Channels for Fun (and Profit).”
  • DjangoCon Europe (June 2021): Calvin presented on how to use containers to implement a process that focuses on the developer experience and application delivery via “Deploying a Django Virtual Event Platform Using Containers and Terraform.”
  • App Developer Magazine (May 2021): Calvin shares why Python — with its “batteries-included” standard library — is one of the best languages for both beginner and advanced developers in the article, “4 Reasons Python is Taking Over the World.”
  • Cloud Field Day 10 (April 2021): Calvin was selected as a Field Day Delegate and invited to participate in Cloud Field Day 10 — a multi-day discussion with leaders and product managers from enterprise IT companies including NetApp, Dell Technologies, VMware, Oracle, Scality, Veeam, Intel, Komprise and StorageOS.
  • Predict Lightning Strikes using Django and AWS
Camila Maia

I am a Brazilian software developer that loves to architect systems, create new DevTools, and automate processes. I am a backend developer that loves developing systems using Python or Ruby. 🐍 💎

I am truly passionate about sharing knowledge and connecting with people. For the last couple of years, I’ve been focusing increasingly on open source. Open source is where I could find the perfect fit between people connection and coding in my day-to-day. As a result of this effort, my GitHub profile was the first one to be accepted for the GitHub Sponsors program in Brazil, which made me incredibly happy.

Finally, I am an open-source advocate that does believe in the power of tech communities. People > Tech 💜

  • Automated Integration Testing and Live Documentation for your Django APIs with ScanAPI
  • factory_boy: testing like a pro
Carlton Gibson

Long-time Django user, and current Django Fellow. Husband and father of four, I like cooking, hats, and philosophy. Come say hi!

  • Async Django: The practical guide you've been **awaiting** for.
Chad Carlson

Chad Carlson manages the Developer Relations team at Chad spent a large portion of his professional career in academia, where he worked primarily with Python in vision science laboratories: investigating how our visual systems detect motion, the relationship between eye movements and natural scene perception, and where reinforcement learning fits into a larger evolutionary context of neuroscience.

Today he can typically be found writing, cooking, or working on projects in Python, Node.js, Go, and whatever new language starts support for and wants another pair of eyes on.

  • What are development environments for, and why isn’t it simple to make them?
Chaim Kirby

Chaim Kirby is the Vice President of the Django Software Foundationm engineering leader with over 20 years experience building complex we applications, and an administrator of a python focused slack with over 40,000 registered users. He's been working with Django since v1.1 and been a community participant since 2014.

  • Foundational Knowledge: The Why and How of the Django Software Foundation
Cheuk Ting Ho

Before working in Developer Relations, Cheuk has been a Data Scientist in various companies which demands high numerical and programmatical skills, especially in Python. To follow her passion for the tech community, now Cheuk is the Developer Advocate for Anaconda.

Besides her work, Cheuk enjoys speaking at various conferences. Cheuk also organises events for developers. Cheuk has organised conferences including EuroPython (of which she is a board member), PyData Global and Pyjamas Conf. Believing in Tech Diversity and Inclusion, Cheuk constantly organizes workshops and mentored sprints for minority groups. In 2021, Cheuk has become a Python Software Foundation fellow.

  • Will PyScript replace Django? - What PyScript is and is not
Daniel Roy Greenfeld

Daniel Roy Greenfeld is a senior software engineer with over 25 years professional experience. He began his Python and Django journey working with NASA. He has created/co-created/maintained open source projects such as Cookiecutter, django-crispy-forms, Cookiecutter Django, Django Packages, cached-property, and lots more. A passionate writer, most of his public works can be found at and he is a co-author of the venerable Two Scoops of Django series of books.

Daniel is husband to Audrey Roy Greenfeld, creator of the Cookiecutter project/ecosystem, co-author of Two Scoops of Django, and one of the original founders of PyLadies. Together Daniel and Audrey raised their daughter in Los Angeles, California, USA.

As a father and a human Daniel is very passionate about using his skills and talents to address climate change, hence why he works for Octopus Energy as Director of US Engineering.

  • Keynote: Scaling from One to Billions
Daniele Procida

I'm a Director of Engineering at Canonical, where I am working to transform documentation practice across 40-plus engineering teams. I love Django, DjangoCons and documentation (I am the author of the Diátaxis documentation framework).

I think it would be better to humanise software than softwarise humans.

  • Introduction to Diátaxis
  • How to wag a dog
Darian Moody

Head of Platform Engineering @ YunoJuno; we're using Django to help change the future of freelancer work. I love working at the intersection of development, teams & delivery and enjoy building out the practices & culture required to make successful software. Outside of Python my loves include Elixir, distributed systems and jungle.

  • The windy path to fast, pain-free, reproducible developer environments
David Guillot

I have been a developer for 15 years. First bare PHP, then PHP/Symfony2, then a bit of Java/SprintBoot, and now happy with Django for the past 5 years.

I care mainly about building good products with a team I'm proud of being part of.

I'm also interested on how we can, as software developers, reduce the environmental footprint of what we create.

  • From React to htmx on a real-world SaaS product: we did it, and it's awesome!
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Jerome Leclanche is a tech consultant who discovered Django in 2008, before the 1.0 release. He has authored multiple popular Django libraries and currently maintains dj-stripe, the Stripe integration for Django.

He now specializes in fintech and is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Ola, a financial education and accessibility app for US hispanics.

  • How to facilitate sponsorships for open source projects
Emilio Carrión

Staff Engineer @ MercadonaTech. Machine Learning enthusiast. PDD (Python Driven Developer).
Doctoral student @ Universitat Politécnica de Valencia.

  • TDD applied to Django API development
  • The hack behind the curtain! Deploying a Multitenant Django application to more than 1600 stores
Felipe Hoffa

Felipe Hoffa is Snowflake’s Data Cloud Advocate since 2020. Previously he was at Google, as a Developer Advocate on Data Analytics for BigQuery, after joining as a Software Engineer. He moved from Chile to San Francisco in 2011. His goal is to inspire developers and data scientists around the world to analyze and understand their data in ways they never could never before. You can find him on social media (@felipehoffa, LinkedIn), elsewhere around the web (YouTube, Reddit, StackOverflow, …), and conferences around the world.

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  • Why would anyone use Snowflake as a backend for Django?
Felix Mino

I’m Felix Miño, a software developer at stack builders. I have more than 3 years of experience in the industry and I’ve had the chance to work on different projects with different programming languages such as Haskell, TypeScript, and Python. I look forward to sharing what I’ve learned in these years with the software community and from the beginning of 2022 I lead the Quito Lambda initiative in Ecuador, which is a space to share mainly functional programming related topics. In my free time, I enjoy cooking and discovering the world through its flavors.

  • Better managing i18n and PO files
Honza Král

Honza is a Python programmer and Django developer – since he is scared of the bright and shiny world of browsers, designers, and users he prefers to stay buried deep in the infrastructure code and just provides others with tools to do the actual site-building.

He spent 8 years at Elastic, the company behind Elastisearch and is now the CTO of a new startup aiming to improve people's time in meetings.

  • Observe!
Jacob Rief
  • Full stack Django developer since 2011.
  • Author and core maintainer of many popular Django 3rd party libraries, such as django-admin-sortable2, django-sass-processor, django-SHOP, django-entangled, djangocms-cascade and others.
  • Django contributor.
  • Speaker at DjangoCon Europe 2014 and 2018.
  • Currently working at the University of Innsbruck implementing django-CMS as their main content management system.
  • Rethinking Forms in Django
Jeppe Tuxen

I've been working professionally with Django since 2014. A game designer by education, but found out that developing web applications with Django is much more fun :-).
For me nothing beats finding the best solution within a constrained design space, and most of the time Django is my go-to tool.

  • Server-Side is back, baby! 💻 optional. Just 👀 supported 😊
Justin Mayer

Justin Mayer is a serial entrepreneur, active open-source contributor, and advocate for stronger security and privacy. His latest project is, which provides one-tap installation of open-source projects, replacing expensive SaaS products with self-hosted alternatives that protect user privacy. He also maintains the Pelican static site generator as well as a number of other projects for Python and the Fish shell.

Justin speaks fluent Japanese, graduated with honors from the University of California, Berkeley, and received his M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business.

He writes about security and privacy on the web at and via @JMayer on Twitter.

  • Add Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to Django in Mere Minutes
Karen Jex

Karen is a Senior Solutions Architect with Crunchy Data working with PostgreSQL databases. Prior to that, she was a DBA for 20 years, then a Database Consultant. She was once described as “quite personable for a DBA” which she decided to take as a compliment. Outside of the world of databases she loves cycling, skiing and spending time with her family in the mountains where she lives, and she recently started a part-time PhD in Computer Science.

  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Databases as a Developer but Were Too Afraid to Ask Your DBA
Katie McLaughlin

Katie (@glasnt) has worn many different hats over the years. She has been a software developer for many languages, systems administrator for multiple operating systems, and speaker on many different topics.

She has been a Director of the Django Software Foundation, organised PyCon Australia and DjangoCon Australia, and was a recipient of the O'Reilly Open Source Award in 2017.

With an eclectic background covering far closer two decades in the technology industry than she'd care to admit, she's currently a Senior Developer Relations Engineer at Google Cloud, focused on helping Django and Python developers with their managed infrastructure.

When she’s not changing the world, she enjoys cooking, making tapestries, and seeing just how well various application stacks handle emoji.

  • Keynote: What should you have to worry about
Kojo Idrissa

After a career as an accountant and a university instructor, Kojo became a software developer. He's been active in the Python & Django communities since 2013, a DjangoCon US organizer since 2016 & the DEFNA North American Ambassador since 2017. He's currently a software engineer at REVSYS. He has been fortunate enough to have spoken at multiple conferences in multiple countries and is excited to come to mainland Europe for the first time.

You can find Kojo on Twitter @KojoIdrissa. He's into a lot of disparate things, so...🤷🏾‍♂️

  • Keynote: Improving Contributor Experience & Broadening Contributor Scope
Mark Smith

Mark Smith is a Senior Developer Advocate for MongoDB, and lives in Scotland.
He's been coding and teaching coding for over 25 years.
These days he specialises in MongoDB, Python, and Rust.
When he's not sitting in front of a computer, you'll find him 3D printing, building mechanical keyboards, or doing DIY.

  • The (Python) Magic of Django: A Tour of the Codebase
Markus Holtermann

Markus Holtermann works as a team lead and staff engineer at CLADE. He has been a Django core contributor since early 2015. He is a member of the Django security and operations team, as well as an organizer of DjangoCon conferences. Markus has been a project lead at the German community support platform, where he discovered Python and Django in 2010.

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Maxim Danilov

23 Years in software development, 8 years with Django.
Programming languages stack: RISC Assembly Language, C, ASP, VB/VBA, PHP, HTML/CSS, VueJS/NuxtJS, Python
Probably, i have the best knowledge in raw Django in Russian community.
I live in Austria in Tirol. I am also Alpine Ski and x-cross-country Instructor.

  • Hidden gems of Django Admin. Part 1.
  • Creating of really multilingual Django project
Michael Seifert

Michael is a consulting software engineer who helps product teams to develop Python software in the cloud. He worked with many different teams from various industries, but none of them practised property-based testing and only few were familiar with the concept.

This prompted him to spread the word about property-based testing and Hypothesis in an effort to help others write more robust and maintainable software.

  • Bulletproof Python – Property-Based Testing with Hypothesis
Patrick Arminio

¡Hello there! I'm Patrick, a Swiss-Italian living in London.

I'm currently mainly working on Strawberry 🍓, a modern Python library for GraphQL. I'm a huge fan of GraphQL and also a Python user for more than 10 years now, so I'm super excited to contribute to the GraphQL ecosystem in Python.

I'm also the Chair of Python Italia, the association that organises events around Python in Italy, I'm currently working on the new website for the conference with some friends.

  • Build a production ready GraphQL API using Python
Pradyun Gedam

Pradyun Gedam is a contributor to many foundational projects in the Python ecosystem.

He is a maintainer of many Python packaging tools (including pip, Flit, packaging and installer), many pieces of Sphinx's ecosystem (including Furo, sphinx-autobuild, sphinx-theme-builder and and the TOML language specification. He is also a CPython triager, a PyPI moderator, a member of the Python Packaging Authority, a member of the Executable Books project, and a PSF Fellow.

  • Keynote: Growing pains of an open source project
Radoslav Georgiev

Generalist. A multi-disciplinary problem solver & a technical team lead.

Currently leading & growing teams at HackSoft.

A programmer from ~10 years, studied Computer Science in the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Sofia University.

Founder and CEO of HackSoft (Sofia based software company with main focus in Python, Django and Scala) and HackBulgaria (Programming courses, based in Sofia / Bulgaria with main focus of getting the students ready for their first job - either as an intern or a junior developer. Mainly focused in Python and Java)

Also doing a lot of teaching - Functional Programming classes (Racket / Haskell) @Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics , Programming with Python and Django @HackBulgaria.

An open source contributer to Django Styleguide -

GitHub -

  • Quality Assurance in Django - Testing what matters
Rune Kaagaard

I've been working as programmer for 15 years, doing Django full time for twelve years. Before getting into programming I worked more than a decade as a piano player, composer and producer. I live on the country side just outside Copenhagen, Denmark with my wife and three girls.

I love searching for beautiful patterns in the universe. Besides Hypergen I'm currently exploring how to get nested data in and out of the Database. Would love to discuss that with other Django devs ;)

  • Server-Side is back, baby! 💻 optional. Just 👀 supported 😊
Sage Abdullah

I'm Sage and I'm from Jakarta, Indonesia.

In 2019, I participated in Google Summer of Code with Django, during which I implemented the cross-database JSONField that became available in Django 3.1.

Now, I work as a Developer at Torchbox, building new features and improvements to Wagtail CMS and its ecosystem.

Outside of the Django world, I maintain my project giscus, a comment system powered by GitHub Discussions.

I write weekly logs on my personal website and learn guitar in my free time. You can find me @laymonage on GitHub, Twitter, and other sites. I'd love to make friends from around the world, so hit me up!

  • Experimenting with file-based routing in Django

Swam in open-source from day 1 of my developer life, never sank thanks to the community. Went from PHP/Drupal to Python/Django, never went back!

  • A use case of implementing Domain-Driven Design (DDD) in Django
Tarun Garg

I’m currently working as Engineering Manager at SquadStack, I’ve been here since 5 years and have seen the team and processes grow from 3 member engineering team to a now ~50 people engineering team. Being the early member of the engineering team, I got to experience a fair share of challenges and make a lot of mistakes along the way and that’s why I wanted to share those learnings so that other people don’t make those same mistakes and the community keeps on growing :D.

More about me? I’ve recently made a step into management and till now(12 months in) I’m liking it; make no mistake it is stressful but rewarding also(in its own way). I love solving people, process & product challenges. When not working I can found reading books, or playing some strategic games like Catan or Chess.

  • Handling Django in highly concurrent & scale environment
Thibaud Colas

I’m a developer interested in all things accessibility, working at Torchbox in the UK. I’m a core contributor to Wagtail, and part of Django’s accessibility team.

  • Component-driven UI development with Django and Storybook
Vitaliy Kucheryaviy

Making software for almost 20 years
Open source developer

  • Introducing Django Ninja
Wilhelm Klopp

Wil is the founder of Simple Poll, one of the most popular apps for Slack, which he develops with his small remote team. Wil loves Django, so naturally Simple Poll was created as a Django app 6 years ago.

Over the past two years, he has been exploring how to improve his own Django development workflow with a side project called Kolo. Kolo is a Django middleware and VSCode extension that shows you everything your Django app is doing as it’s running, making it much faster to ramp up on unfamiliar code and understand whats happening.

Wil lives in London with his partner Emily and puppy Ada.

  • Understanding everything your Django code is doing at runtime using Kolo
Žan Anderle

I am a DSF Board member, a consultant and a full stack web engineer with a passion for user experience. I'm most proficient in Django, Python, and JavaScript, Vue and React. I always strive for elegant code and excellent products, and deeply care about users, coworkers, and the community.

When I’m not coding, I enjoy spending time with my SO and our 2 kids, and my favorite pastime is playing board games with my friends.

  • Demystifying Modern JavaScript using Vue.js