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EuroPython 2023

The conference

This July I attended my first Python conference: EuroPython 2023 in Prague 🇨🇿

The entire event was fantastic, and the community was incredibly welcoming. I fully subscribe to Brett Cannon words: "I came for the language, but I stayed for the community."

I listened to talks on important libraries like 🦋 HTTPX, 🐻‍❄️ polars and 🦆DuckDB which were given by key contributors and maintainers.

Indeed, programmers really embrace emojis, but also animals. For example, Pedro Holanda explains the origin of DuckDB's name at minute 39:50

The city

During summer and with warm and sunny days Prague is really enjoyable. In particular the Senate Gardens situated below Prague Castle is such a well-maintained and peaceful green space where you can spot unanticipated guests.


Heading then back down to the city, you can also notice a Banksy


Another surprise was also the medovik being served as dessert at the conference and in most places around Prague. A sophisticated sweet which existence I ignored until a few weeks before.


But something that Netlify reminded me again today of 🍰