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April's Fooling around with the Django Admin

You can talk to someone new about Django for more than 10 minutes without talking about the admin. Let’s face it, it’s one of the coolest features Django has! You can quickly build out a pretty full featured interface to your application with just a few lines of code, but what if you want to do more?

There aren’t great widgets that give your users the capabilities they’ve come to expect from modern web applications without overwhelming them with options. The admin’s super customizable, but a bit scary the first time you dive into changing it around.

Come join AWPUG’s Kevin Mooney this month as he shows you how to use AngularJS and Django's Widget classes to build your own interactive widgets that give your users power, protect their experience, and shield them from complexity. He'll cover the basics of getting AngularJS up and running with Django, including how to get it going with Django's template system. After that, we’ll move on to extending Django's Widget classes to build components, with a brief digression about what happens with the Media inner class (spoiler alert: it might not be what you think). Finally, Kevin will tie it all together with some example components that go way beyond what the admin offers in terms of stock widgets.

This month’s tacos and beverages are provided by local friend of AWPUG, uStudio, who happens to be looking for a few good programmers to join the ranks at their video processing and delivery shop here in downtown Austin.


P.S. Have trouble finding a parking spot downtown? Capital Factory has a new deal with the Omni parking garage, $5 for the whole night! No more driving around to find street parking. You just need to see whoever is working the front desk for a special pass to use when you leave the garage.

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  • Keith E.

    Good presentation!

    April 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have never been to one of these events. Do people typically bring their laptops?

    April 23, 2014

    • Pratik

      Hey Marysol! Its entirely upto you either way; but personally, I haven't seen many people bring their laptops to APUG. Usually, the slides are made available online

      April 24, 2014

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