PyCon will be returning to Montréal this April and the talk schedule was just announced. At least one Django talk is on the docket, but there's always a lot to offer here for Django devs.
DjangoCon Europe was announced, to be held in Cardiff, Wales the first week of June. Thanks to a popular boy band , the hotels are going to fill up quickly. If you're interested in going, book now.
The talks from Django: Under the Hood have been posted. Great expert-level content from some well-known developers.
High Performance Django
Links of Interest
The "elves" at RevSys put together 12 posts covering different performance enhancements you can apply to your Django sites and development process in general.
The initial work for the multiple template engines was merged to master and will be in the upcoming Django 1.8 release.
Ever wonder why Django developers complain about MySQL? Here's a good list of gotchas encountered by person and some more commiseration in the comments.
A talk by Eric Schles at the New York Python Meetup discussing the differences between Flask and Django and the sweet spot for each framework.
A new Django course that includes a soup-to-nuts free tutorial as well as premium paid offerings.
A quick tip on how to load up Django file fields from a remote or local source.
Apparently this is a hot topic. We have five posts from December to show you how to do it:
Is Docker too low-level for you? Dokku is a Heroku-like self-hosted PaaS that uses Docker containers under the hood.
Don't want to setup your own server for Dokku? Let Heroku handle the hard stuff for you.
OK, last PaaS deployment post, I promise :) This one covering Cloud Foundry, the open source solution used by Pivotal Web Services and IBM Bluemix.
Not directly Django related, but this post from PayPal's engineering team will provide some good arguments for an IT department that's hesitant to adopt Django/Python.
A new free GoDjango screencast covering how to build your own custom Django admin actions.
New & Updated Packages