Jeff Triplett

DjangoCon: DjangoCon US Talks I’d Like to See: 2022 Edition

Continuing in the tradition of my 2018, 2017, and 2016 “DjangoCon US 2022 Talks I’d like to see” posts, here is an update for 2022. Also, don’t miss our official post Need Suggestions for a DjangoCon US 2022 Topic?.

Since it’s been several years since I came up with my list, I wanted to revisit some ideas that I would like to watch. While most of these are heavily Django or Python-focused, historical, some of our best talks complement Django more than are about Django or Python direction. We welcome and would love to see several of these too.

Talks I’d like to see at DjangoCon US 2022

  • What’s new in Django 4 (4.1 and 4.2)
  • What’s new in Django Channels 3
  • What’s new in Django development?*
  • What’s new in Python 3.11 (and 3.10) for Django developers
  • What’s new in Wagtail

Embracing HTML

  • An intro to HTMx
  • An intro to Alpine JS
  • HTMx, after the basics
  • Tailwind CSS for Django developers - I’d start with the Tailwind CDN (to skip NPM overhead) and inspire/show us how to build something cool.

Django best practices

  • Django Deployment best practices
  • Django Feature Flipping best practices
  • Django in Production best practices
  • Django packaging best practices
  • Django Static Assets and Media best practices
  • Django Testing (pytest) best practices
  • Pull Request and code review best practices
  • Reusable Django app best practices
  • Small Team best practices
  • Working with teams best practices
  • Writing Documentation best practices


  • A better Django Deployment story
  • An intro to Django Unicorn
  • Building better full-text search with Django’s
  • Building better management commands (maybe with with django-cick)
  • Documentation for Django developers
  • Leveraging Django Checks
  • Marketing your Django App
  • Monetizing your Django App
  • Panel: Django Chat live?
  • Panel: The state of Django
  • Using Pandas with Django
  • Using Playwright with Django
  • Using PyScript with Django

Deep Dives

  • Advanced DRF - starting with (Model) ViewSets and (Model)Serializers
  • Async Django
  • Django CI and Testing best practices
  • Django ORM Past the Basics - which dives into features that aren’t your normal all(), filter(), or raw().
  • Production-Ready Django