Announcing our first keynote speaker: Jacob Kaplan-Moss
April 04, 2012 – Jonas Obrist
I am very excited to announce our first keynote speaker for DjangoCon Europe 2012 - Jacob Kaplan-Moss.
Back in 2005, Jacob joined Lawrence Journal-World, a Kansas newspaper company, and began working with Adrian Holovaty and Simon Willison on what was known as "the CMS" - a Python alternative to the newspapers' PHP systems that were starting to strain under their own weight.
"The CMS" became Django, narrowly escaping being named "Fizgig", "Banister" or "Festoon". It took shape as a framework and was released under its BSD licence in 2005.
Having helped bring Django into the world, Jacob also led development on the Ellington CMS for news and media sites, and is a founder and board member of the Django Software Foundation - so as well as having being intimately involved in Django's conception and birth, he continues to nurture its development.
Jacob is currently a partner at Revolution Systems. It's a great pleasure to have him with us at DjangoCon Europe.