We’ve all been there at some point or another, a client walks into the room and demands… a shrubbery. And while nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition you can be sure that we will spend this talk taking a look at situations that will arise during your project life-cycle and find humorous ways to deal with them through the magic that is Python. And we don’t mean the programming language!

We talk about how project managers will keep insisting that the parrot is still alive, why “Romanes eunt domus” is not the best name for a variable and that the Ministry of Silly (array) Walks should be founded ASAP. This is a humorous dig at the development life-cycle and shows how sometimes we can take things a bit too seriously. We should enjoy our jobs a lot more and how to manage our reactions when presented with some of the more frustrating parts of the job.

With a tongue firmly in cheek and lots of clips from the best of Python we will end the session looking on the bright side of life.


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Van Belle Jonathan (Grummfy) at 20:01 on 27 Jan 2017

funny, but I got nothing to get to my home... it should have more contains

Well that was random, but enjoyable. I don't remeber any of the "lessons" though as it felt kinda grabbed out of the air and moving on before I could fully process them.

Robert Basic at 23:10 on 27 Jan 2017

I feel this was a good closing keyword worthy talk!

If you have a longer career you will recognise all the messages and puns in this talk.
The fact that they are perfectly painted with Monty Python sketches just shows how our
profession can be absurd at times.
This is one of those talks you either love at first sight, or revisit in few years to get.

Stefan van Essen at 11:26 on 28 Jan 2017

Pretty funny but some connections seem farfetched to me

Bart Ducheyne at 12:30 on 28 Jan 2017

Well it was funny, that was about it, the few actual slides where shown to fast and in some cases not even read by your self.

I think idea was good, but needs some refinements to be more like a actual talk instead of a joke.

And make it shorter.

Oh... The way I could relate these sketches to actual people was funny. I love the narrative of the clips and they were chosen very well.

Thank you for closing off the Friday with so much laughter, it is just what I needed after a long day. :)

Thijs at 13:56 on 28 Jan 2017

Great talk for the end of the day. Although I can't recall all the points vividly, they stick somewhere.
Monty photon is always great.


i enjoyed this, impressive how most of the clips fit exactly to software dev scenarios

Koen Cornelis at 14:48 on 28 Jan 2017

Selling this to conference organisers for at least the second time alone deserves 5 thumbs. Had great fun watching this.

Good talk with lots of humor. Too bad you had to skip some stories. A nice easy end of the day. You managed to keep everyone awake.

A very good talk to listen to at the end of the day! Has interesting insights about our daily lives as developers through the eyes of Monty Python shorts.

This one gave me a stomach-ache... from lauging... And oddly enough, during dinner, even the ones I didn't get at first, settled in, and made me laugh some more...

Nudge Nudge Think Think!

Mariusz Gil at 10:31 on 29 Jan 2017

I'm sorry, but what was that...? Messages from movies in the context of IT projects were obvious, but I would like to see them only as comments to some talk topics, not as the core content.

Speaker knowledge and message is always more interesting than any movie I can watch anytime & anywhere.

I have mixed feelings with this talk: really funny, impressive how clips fit common scenarios. I would have enjoyed more participation from the speaker, not just reading the slides between clips

Niels C at 15:58 on 29 Jan 2017

It was an odd talk, but one I will remember. Not all specific points stuck with me, but I took from it that our live and job can use a bit of silliness from time to time. Monty Python is perfect for this comparison!

It was out of the box, extraordinary, well placed in the schedule (at the end of the day).
It was fun, but it missed some body to me...
You should have probably taken the time to talk about why you think the fragments were relevant.
You said you normally talk more in between the fragments, that's where I think the value of this talk would have been.

(I do think that with some work, it might be a great closing keynote though...)

Łukasz at 14:01 on 30 Jan 2017

Nice to watch but there is nothing I've learned.