This year, I had the chance to attend Europython 2017 in Rimini, Italia. I was also reaaly happy and proud to present Bonobo ETL there, Europython being my favourite tech conference for quite a few years now.
Simple is better than complex, right? That’s true for data pipelines too.
For more than 5 years, I hacked together extract-transform-load (ETL) processes in various different positions (ETL is just a fancy term for «bunch of things that take data somewhere and put it elsewhere, eventually transformed»).
I did it as a founder, as a consultant, as a technical co-founder, for some side projects, and now as a technical advisors in two (corporate) start-up accelerators.
In each case, I felt frustrated with the tools available, and in some serious cases, I had to hack things myself to get the job done. Bonobo is the repackaging of my past experiences for python 3.5+, and grasping the basics should not take more than the length of the presentation.
I can't thank enough all participants for Bonobo sprint, during the week-end that followed the conference. Yes, a lot of people were tempted by Rimini's sun and beaches, and it takes real courage to spend a good part of the week-end in Palacongressi, hacking on open-source projects!
But yes, you guys are warriors, and you were there!