PyCon India Blog

Where would you go  if you wanted to see, talk and share the experiences of the founder and co-creator of none other than Django, the well-known Python web framework ? 

While doing that, how about meeting, listening to and talking with a well-known Python writer, author, developer and popular columnist who also happens to be part of the PSF board of directors ?

No need to look elsewhere, you can meet the two of them right here at PyCon India this year!

Just make sure you keep your date with the conference during Sep 28-30, 2012.

We have got two esteemed keynote speakers for this edition of PyCon India .

Introducing Jacob Kaplan Moss, the co-creator of Django and Dr. David Mertz, author, columnist, developer and PSF director.

Jacob Kaplan-Moss


Jacob Kaplan-Moss is one of the lead developers and co-creator of Django. In 2005 Jacob joined the Lawrence Journal-World, a locally-owned newspaper in Lawrence, Kansas, and helped develop and eventually open source Django.  He is a consultant with Revolution Systems, where he helps companies deploy and scale websites using Python and Django.

Apart from these, Jacob is,

You can get to know more about Jacob at his Personal Blog .

David Mertz

David Mertz

David Mertz Ph.D, is a well known author, Python programmer and columnist and currently serves on the board of directors of the Python Software Foundation.  Over the last several years, he has worked in scientific HPC with D.E.Shaw Research, a company that has built the world's fastest specialized supercomputer for molecular dynamics.

David has written two widely popular columns for IBM's developerWorks, titled "Charming Python" and "XML Matters" since 2000.  He has also written for  Intel Developer Services, O'Reilly's ONLamp, and other online publications. Overall he has written around 200 articles about computer programming, computer science, algorithms and related technical topics during 2000-09. He is the author of the Addison-Wesley book Text Processing In Python .

David is also an expert in open-voting and security related issues of voting and has served as the vice-president and chief technology officer of the Open Voting Consortium and on the IEEE Voting Systems Electronic Data Interchange project. 

You can learn everything about David and his publications and read most of them at his Personal Web Site. You can also find more about David from his Fullwiki Entry and also at C2.

We look forward to welcoming both Jacob and David at PyCon India this year.

Anand B Pillai