DjangoCon Europe, 2nd to 7th June 2015, in Cardiff, Wales. 6 days of talks, tutorials and code.

Python & Django for PHP programmers: an introduction

A workshop especially tailored to PHP programmers who'd like to learn more about Python & Django

Note: this session is part of DjangoCon Europe’s open day. It’s free and all are welcome to attend, but please register because places are limited.

About the workshop

Daniel Quinn is an experienced PHP programmer who came to Python later in his career.

This tutorial is the one he wished he’d had when he made the transition, and addresses points that he found particularly difficult - in particular, knowing the corresponding ways of doing things in both languages.

The tutorial will take you through a simple code migration session, concluding with a running Django application, pointing out the things you need to know along the way.

Please bring your laptop. It’ll be good to already have Python installed, but we can help if you don’t.

About Daniel Quinn

Daniel is a Canadian software developer who has been living in the Netherlands since 2011, and rolling code professionally for the web since 1999: first in Perl, then PHP for about a decade, and now Python (his happy place).

He’s written code for all manner of sinful companies: spam, ad-agencies, domain-squatters, gambling, and yes, even porn, but these days he uses his power for Good, working at the RIPE NCC on a project called RIPE Atlas that helps measure the internet.