Django Unusual: Mako,Gevent scaling,RESTfulness,­DoOvers,Being Assertive (repeat)

This talk was so good I just had to get Brent Noorda to doOver, so that the 35 people who couldn't make the weekday time had a shot to attend at the usual 6PM time. Same talk with a few improvements:

Django has grown into a general purpose web development framework with complex dynamic pages that are typically created, maintained, and scaled by programmers. Programmers often desire more control over Django than was envisioned by it's initial newsroom-inspired design. The most prominent example is the template system, intentionally designed to be simple enough for content creators to use.

Brent will first introduce Mako, a popular template engine alternative which gives you access to the full power and readability of Python within your templates (and perhaps we can get an audience volunteer to introduce Jinja2).

Brent will discuss how to use Django as not just a web page engine, but as a RESTful API server built for reasonably high-concurrency performance to support the real-time web.

Finally, Brent will point out a few other uncommon constructs he's brought to Django, by drawing from his extensive experience in non-Django environments.

Following this hour long presentation, we'll take turns showing off an app we're working on (max of 3 presentations, 5-10 minutes each), directing attention to code in the app you think might be of special interest to a roomful of Django developers.

As usual, use remaining time to work on your project, give and get help over the shoulders of others for anything related to Django, including Python, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Django apps, deployment, etc. Accelerate your learning, hone your Django skills, and/or get to know other East Bay Django Developers.

Beginners welcome - but you'll get much more out of the group if you've installed Python and Django and completed at least parts I and II of the official Django tutorial, started the Django Book, or had some other form of exposure to Django. To get started with Django:

https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.4/

http://gettingstartedwithdjango.com/

http://www.meetup.com/The-San-Francisco-Django-Meetup-Group/messages/boards/thread/29533522

Tech Liminal charges $5 per attendee for use of the space. They are located a few blocks from Oakland 12th St. BART.

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  • Joe G.

    Future talks will start at 6:30PM, based on feedback and observing there's always a few people who wander in after 6:15PM.

    1 · May 15, 2013

  • Joe G.

    Approximately 25 people showed up for Brent Noorda's talk about some of the patterns he uses that many Django developers are not aware of. This was Brent's 2nd time doing this talk so he was able to refine it based on feedback from the 1st time - and people learned a lot.

    Here again is the link to the talk:

    https://github.com/BrentNoorda/django_unusual#readme

    In July, Rudy Mutter will cover Tastie Pie, a RESTful API framework for Django. There are currently no speakers lined up for June. Unless I hear from someone in the next few days, there will be no Django meetup in June.

    Please contact me if you have a talk you'd like to do.

    May 15, 2013

  • Sarah B.

    Bummed I have to miss it at the last minute :(

    May 14, 2013

  • Lisa B.

    I wish these started at 7

    1 · May 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What time does Brent begin speaking? Thanks!

    May 14, 2013

    • Joe G.

      We typically start the speaker about 6:10 or so, as the majority of people show up around 6:00-6:10.

      May 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks!

      May 14, 2013

  • Scot H.

    Will there be pizza tonight, or should we plan to eat in advance?

    May 14, 2013

    • Joe G.

      No food is served - so eat in advance or bring some snacks with.

      May 14, 2013

    • Scot H.

      Thanks Joe - will do.

      May 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The presentation I'll be making is updated here: https://github.com/BrentNoorda/django_unusual#readme

    1 · May 14, 2013

  • Raymond Y.

    I'm sad to miss this meeting.

    1 · May 13, 2013

  • Scot H.

    Great to see Django events happening in the East Bay!

    1 · May 1, 2013

    • Raymond Y.

      Joe Golton has been doing a great job of starting and organizing these meetups in the East Bay.

      May 13, 2013

  • Joseph

    Any youtube tutorials that are recommended?

    May 1, 2013

    • Joe G.

      See 2nd link above to gettingstartedwithdjango­ - it has awesome video tutorials though it assumes you have already worked through the official Django tutorial (which is the first link above). Note that you could do the first part of the video to get your Django environment set up and then you could do the official Django tutorial - then return to complete the video when you feel confident you've learned some of the basics of how Django works.

      May 1, 2013

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