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Taking Django beyond HTTP

Project: Django

Django's new Channels feature takes Django beyond the world of HTTP's request-response protocol and into the modern Web protocol world of WebSockets and real-time communication - but it also does a lot more. Learn how Django can now respond to WebSockets, emails or instant messages as easily as HTTP, and we re-architected Django to support all these changes while keeping a clean API and backwards compatibility, and the implications it has for the wider Python ecosystem.

Andrew Godwin

Andrew is a Django core developer, the main force behind Channels, South and Django's migrations, and in his day job works as a Senior Software Engineer at Eventbrite, tackling architectural and backend problems.

When he's not trying to work out how to make computers do the right thing, he enjoys flying small planes, archery and visiting lots of mountains.