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March 9th–17th

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Opening the Flask

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Novice / Talk
March 11th 1:35 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.
After a year of the Flask microframework it's time to draw some conclusions, see things that went right and things that should be improved. The talk gives both an introduction into Flask itself as well as well as the ecosystem that evolved around it.


Flask is a microframework that was born out of an April's fool joke that quickly became more than that. Based on the powerful foundation of Werkzeug and Jinja2 it's one of the most popular frameworks for Python now.

The talk starts with a very quick introduction into Flask, where it all started and why I think people like it. We will look into the design of Flask and why it works the way it works.

Furthermore we will look into the Flask ecosystem and how extensions work and have a brief look in what is planned for the future, especially regarding Python 3.

The talk assumes basic knowledge of web applications.