Django REST framework: the good & the bad with Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso and Rory Geoghegan

Presentation on Sunday at 11:10 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. in Room 1130.

Have you ever spent way too much time writing an API, and hoped there was a better way? Well, there is! The Django REST Framework (DRF) is a very generic framework for simplifying the creation of your API. In this talk, we will present how the DRF puts together serializers, validators, views, and everything else together into a flexible tool for creating any kind of REST API you may want. Like any framework, there are certain things it makes difficult to do, and we will talk about the problems we faced and solved while making our API do just what we wanted it to do.

Jordi Gutiérrez Hermoso Bio

Jordi is a coder, mathematician, hacker-errant. He's a maintainer of the free Matlab alternative, GNU Octave; and a frequent contributor to the loyal opposition to git, Mercurial. He also enjoys knitting, chess, and refuses to call the programming language anything other than "golang" because go is just a beautiful ancient game to him. He only has four years of Python and only a few months of Django but nevertheless can't resist expressing his opinions about it.

Rory Geoghegan Bio

Rory is a long-time python developer working at Ecometrica in Montréal, where he spends too much time in the guts of django working on the state of the art of Environmental and Sustainability Accounting SaaS products. He's also active within Montréal-Python user group.