import time_travel: A Primer on Timezones in Python


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Timezones are one of those things every programmer loves to hate. Most of us, at least in the US, just try to ignore them and hope nobody notices. Then twice a year, we fear with impending doom those 3 small words: Daylight Saving Time. It doesn't have to be this way. Armed with some best practices and a little help from supporting libraries, timezone-related bugs can be a thing of the past. This talk explores standard library and 3rd party library timezone support, as well as persistence and serialization techniques for timezone-aware datetimes. By the end of the talk, the listener should feel confident in their ability to correctly store, send, receive, and manipulate datetime objects in any timezone.

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