March 8-10, 2017
Montreal, Canada

Hello, my name is Joël.

Unicode. Few words can strike as much awe and fear in the hearts of developers everywhere, and can typically be heard uttered along with a string of expletives. It is, however, an essential standard that nearly all web applications should utilize, and all developers should have a working understanding of. We'll take a look at character encodings, sets, glyphs, code points, and how to diagnose & handle encoding problems in your app and email.

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Joël Perras

Fictive Kin

Hi! My name is Joël, and I'm an ex-physicist turned web developer. Life is weird like that.

My days are spent building infrastructure and applications with the rest of the fine folk at Fictive Kin, and trying to lift heavy weights over my head on a regular basis. I've authored a book on application development in Python, Flask Blueprints, and blog about math and computer science at

If you can program it, then I want to know more about it.

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