From April 3rd-7th Djangonauts from around the world gathered in beautiful Florence, Italy for the 2017 DjangoCon Europe. Throughout the first three days of the conference the Odeon Cinema was filled as the Djangonauts came together to experience their common language of coding. The conference concluded with two days of interactive ‘sprint’ sessions. This in conjunction with the conference sponsored events, led to the development of an inclusive, informative, and memorable experience for all of the attendees.
The organizer of DjangoCon Europe 2017 was the non-profit Italian organization Fuzzy Brains. Fuzzy Brains was founded in 2016 with a focus on the Django platform and Python language, and a goal to support new technologies and the advancement of digital literacy. Nephila, a long time supporter of the Django community, helped the bootstrap of Fuzzy Brains -and the DjangoCon Europe 2017 organization, as a natural continuation of its contribution to the Django community.
Nephila started their adventure in the Django community with sponsoring DjangoCon Europe 2012 in Zurich, and over the years are more committed than ever to this great community with Iacopo, our Chief Technical Officer, and other members of the team presenting talks, leading workshops and holding sprints. They have also sponsored events (DjangoCon Europe and PyCon conferences, Django Girls workshops in Italy and abroad), become members of the Django Software Foundation, and organized and participated at events and meetups.
Supporting the organization of DjangoCon Europe 2017 in their local city of Florence has been very natural and significant to Nephila. It has served as an important milestone in not only their history, but in their relationship with the community.