Performant Django: Best Practices for Solving Complex Front-End and Back-End Issues

Since the days of version 1.0 Django itself and the Django community have added features that address performance and scalability pain points - everything from cached template loaders to prefect_related() and the django-debug-toolbar.

When and how do you use these tools to make your site fast? In this talk, Ara Anjargolian (Co-founder and CTO, YCharts) walks us through the Django/Python performance landscape. He shows us tips, tricks and best practices in addressing front-end and back-end performance with Django.

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This talk was given at the Django NYC Meetup hosted by Buzzfeed in Brooklyn, NY.

Ara Anjargolian is a Co-Founder and CTO at YCharts

We're building YCharts so today's leading business and financial minds have access to powerful information whenever and wherever they need it. We believe the best way to test our products, designs and technologies are to launch them quickly and figure out what is working and what is not. Our service is currently built on Python/Django, Angular.js, MySQL, Redis, Node.js, Amazon EC2/S3/RDS amongst other technologies.