PyCon CZ

PyCon CZ 23
15–17 September

From a freetime Python project to standard in localization – Weblate a talk by Benjamin Alan Jamie

Saturday 16 September 16:40 (30 minutes)

Eleven years back, software localization management and its quality control was a complicated mess. Too much manual work for everyone involved and no easily available tool to solve all needs in one place. There began the idea of Weblate, first a small project built on top of Django and many other Python libraries, built in spare time and published as libre software. Then people started asking for more features and pro support.

Today, Weblate is a sustainable product used by many large libre projects and companies around the world, still relying on Python and growing thanks to its capabilities.

Let’s walk through the story of starting and scaling up a large Python app.

What do you need to know to enjoy this talk

Python level

You can write basic scripts.

About the topic

No previous knowledge of the topic is required, basic concepts will be explained.

Benjamin Alan Jamie

I am a long-time FOSS enthusiast focused on community and relationships. I’ve been taking care of the Weblate community for the last four years, and previously also worked on other Python-related and libre projects like Turris.

I am trying to show that working in (libre) tech and trying to make others' lives better thanks to it is not only about code writing. And that everybody can be valuable in the right team. I want to show the Weblate development story, and also present it as a project that enables me, a person living with Autism and ADHD, enjoy working on it and thrive.