Jeff Triplett

DjangoCon: DjangoCon US Talks I’d Like to See: 2017 Edition

A common question I get asked every year is “What topic should I submit to DjangoCon US?” So many people are unsure of what to talk about.

Since our DjangoCon US CFP deadline is a little over two weeks away, I thought I’d build an overwhelmingly long list of topic ideas to help anyone who’s struggling to come up with a talk idea.

Essential Skills

I hate the term “soft skills” so I’m calling these “essential skills.” Every year some of our best presentations come from this category.

If your topic falls into “not Django,” but is not listed here, submit it anyway!


My frontend topics are far from comprehensive because I don’t dabble as much here. If I’m missing something obvious or if there is something new and cool, let me know!


If one of these topics looks appealing to you but you aren’t sure what to talk about, then please consider a getting started, best practices, scaling, or an advanced usage type of talk.

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What did I miss?

If you aren’t into public speaking or if there’s a topic that you’d like to see covered, then please let me know on twitter and I’ll add it to the list. Thank you!

Thanks to Heather Luna aka. :fire:, Rebecca Kindschi, Emma Delescolle, Markus Holtermann, and Jannis Leidel for advice on and corrections to a draft of this article.