Swiss Army Django: Small Footprint ETL

2:45pm - 3:06pm on Saturday, October 7

Noah Kantrowitz


ETL systems have become commonplace in our world, from tiny personal web scrapers to complex distributed data pipelines. With Django offering a fully async API, new possibilities have opened to simplify the many different microservices into a single Python application that hosts the scrapers, query systems, and administrative interface all in one box. With this comes simplified code and deployment, and many other benefits.

This talk will cover a case study in building this kind of all-in-one ETL system, the components used, and how they all fit together. This includes both API and web scrapers, GraphQL for querying and streaming, and a Discord interface for notifications and control.

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