And the video of the day is…
Importer 3000 is here! What is it? It could be the most important moment in the history of Booktype! It could be, but in reality it is just a basic upload form I did for testing new ebook library.
And yes, it could easily look like this but would anyone believe me I have spend more then 5 minutes on this task? Can that simple form explain why am I so excited about new ebook library? Probably not and that is why we have Google fonts and shiny colors! If you are trying to present couple of months of research and work you have spend on backend code, try to use them. It can not hurt.
If I only knew how awesome the Django community is, I would have started attending DjangoCons way earlier. This year the European DjangoCon was held in Warsaw from the 15th to the 19th of May and believe it or not, it was in a Circus tent! It was organised by members of the local Django community and they have really raised the bar for the next DjangoCon in France. Because Django is a central programming language for Booktype I decided to go and check the action from this community of developers and aside from learning a lot of cool new tricks I also had an amazing time!
Fun in the sun
The first three days of the conference were organised at the horse track, next to a weirdly big fountain and an old swimming pool. There was only one track at the time and that proved to be more than enough. The tent was open to the outside providing good airflow and easy access to the lectures. It was outfitted with power, WiFI, projectors, tables for those who can not escape their work and even a refrigerator filled with cold water and drinks. During the day people could easily grab coffee, fruit, sandwiches, homemade energy bars, ice-cream and popcorn in the smaller tent. The organisers provided us with hammocks, deckchairs, bean bags, blankets, frisbees, badminton rackets and many other toys. Many times it just felt like we were at a music festival and not a developers conference.
Django experts visit the festival
But it was not just about the food and frisbee. The event was packed with interesting people and projects, and this is what conferences are all about, meeting new people. Russell Keith-Magee (President of the Django Software Foundation), Andrew Godwin (Django and South), Tom Christie (Django REST Framework), Kenneth Reitz (Requests and Python Software Foundation), Steve Holden (Python Software Foundation), Zed Shaw and Aymeric Augustin (Django) were all present, just to name a few.
You could feel the spirit of open source and the Django community at the festival. Everyone was more than friendly and very approachable. I guess all the stories about how the Django and Python have one of the friendliest communities are true after all! The best place to see this was during the last two days of the conference. The coding sprint was organised at the Gamma Factory and the first day it was attended by more than 200 people. Instead of junk food the organisers provided us with more healthier meals. But enough about the food. Members of the Core Django team and developers who have already contributed to Django were more than helpful and patient with the newbies and people who just wanted to help with coding, documentation, testing or sometimes just organising old tickets in the system.
It was a very positive and enriching experience. I encourage you to think about participating at DjangoCon next year or just visit one of the local Django/Python gatherings in your country. You will not know how stimulating it can be until you try it!
As they say, a picture tells a thousand words! Check out the video from the festival.
“Grad Zagreb, Ured gradonačelnika Milana Bandića, uz potporu zagrebačkog Kaptola, ove godine po prvi puta u Hrvatskoj organiziraju događaj pod nazivom „Blagoslov kućnih ljubimaca“ koji će se održati 27. travnja u zagrebačkom parku Maksimir na velikoj pozornici, s početkom u 17 sati.
Riječ je o događaju koji će okupiti sve kućne ljubimce na jednom mjestu i proslaviti naše zajedničke trenutke, zgode i nezgode s kućnim ljubimcima. Bez obzira imate li psa, mačku, kanarinca ili hrčka, svi ste pozvani.
Zato, vezicu u ruke i sa svojim najdražim ljubimcem pravac u Maksimir gdje Vas čeka druženje s ostalim ljubiteljima životinja.” – https://www.facebook.com/events/365627780224294/
Mali je broj situacija gdje možeš pričati o sitnim glodavcima iz porodice kuna i pobrati like od “Milana Bandića” na Facebooku. Ja sam dosta tradicionalan po pitanju kućnih životinja, tako da nisam prepoznao tvora na gornjoj slici. U svakom slučaju sam pogodio da se radi o životinji iz porodice kuna.
Bilo kako bilo, za ovakve poduhvate je dobro imati ne jedan, ne dva, ne tri, ne četiri već pet (5) sitnih glodavaca na profile slici. Mans, Bude i Dr. Ivo, ovo je uspjeh sviju nas!
Na “Književnim Večerima sa Srđanom Sandićem” pronađoh svog nerođenog brata blizanca! Možeš li ga pronaći na slici?
Mladić u najboljim godinama, krila anđela na leđima, čaša mineralne sa kriškom limuna, dvije nadasve zanimljive djevojke u društvu i košulja plava…. Ah ta košulja plava!
Grozan sam u njima. U biti, grozan sam i u drugom i u trećem. Ponekad sa četvrtim počnem da povezujem točkice u svojoj glavi.
Što to nisam ukapirao? Znači, sjedimo mi tako kraj Brandenburških vrata kako bi gospodičić nešto prezalogajio. Ja ću neko piće, kolega će neko piće a gospodičić će neki obrok na tanjuru, kako gospodičićima već i priliči. Dođe račun, treba se oprostiti sa konobaricom i novci se vade. Dobacimo neke papirnate dok gospodičić izbroji svoje ceh u zadnji cent. Kako gospodičićima već i doliči, stavi ih našoj dragoj konobarici u ruke i nasmiješi se uz “U redu je… zadržite ostatak”. Okrene se nama i reče – “Tako mi to radimo u Južna Amerika”.
Bio je to jedan od rijetkih trenutaka gdje sam dao 5 puta veću napojnicu od cijene samog pića. Jedna propuštena prilika za kvalitetan prvi dojam otpuhala se niz Lennenstraße toga dana.