Lightning Talks

Let's get together and do a series of lightning talks to get some inspiration from each other and to get people talking. We are looking for people to sign up for talks. Talk should be no more than 5 minutes on a topic (related to Django) that you feel other people could benefit from. Are you using a new library? Did write something you are proud of? Do you have an approach or some tips on a topic to share? Sign up! If you are interested, post the topic you want to discuss in the comments.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS: (In no particular order)
Matthew Makai - What's coming in Django 1.4 
Ross Karchner - Integrating EC2 + Github 
Chris Adams - monitoring work w/ Graphite & Sentry
Praveen Gollakota - Django-Chartit
Ariel Nunez - Multilingual sites
Ben Lopatin - fixture generators
Lee Trout - Django-zebra for stripe

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  • A former member
    A former member

    All the talks were *packed* with information. Thanks a lot everyone!

    February 22, 2012

  • Ariel Nunez

    Here is the tinyurl I could not remember: http://tinyurl.com/translate-me...­

    February 21, 2012

  • Ariel Nunez

    February 21, 2012

  • Ross M Karchner

    I've posted my slides, and I'd love any ideas that'll make Thinglauncher better! http://www.slideshare.net/rossk...­

    February 21, 2012

  • Ariel Nunez

    I am circling around Dupont trying to find parking (with wife + baby) if I cannot make it in time will share the urls for the google doc and github sample repo. :/

    February 21, 2012

  • Chris Adams

    For anyone presenting, we have an iMac setup for slides. Just have a USB drive or a URL handy

    February 21, 2012

  • Matthew Makai

    For anyone interested in seeing my Django 1.4 presentation materials ahead of time (and for future reference), you can find them here: http://www.mattmakai.com/presen...­

    See you all at 7pm.

    February 21, 2012

  • Ross M Karchner

    looks good.

    1 · February 19, 2012

  • leetrout

    Thanks, Jackie.

    1 · February 17, 2012

  • Jackie Kazil

    @Ariel, @Ben thank you for confirming. I will add you to the list.

    February 16, 2012

  • Ariel Nunez

    Yeah, I will be presenting on multilingual as originally planned :) Thanks Ben.

    February 9, 2012

  • Ben Lopatin

    Presuming Ariel is presenting on developing multilingual projects and I'm going to talk about fixture generators.

    February 9, 2012

  • Jackie Kazil

    @Praveen - i am going to put you down for Django-Chartit.
    @Ben & @Ariel - Can you clarify, which talks you are going to do. I am confused. :-)

    February 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like a great idea! Ben, I like the idea of Fixture generators. I would also like to talk about Django-Chartit.
    http://chartit.shutupandship.co...­

    February 6, 2012

  • Ben Lopatin

    Actually, my suggestions were two talks. Unless you'd prefer to do one of those other talks, Ariel, I'll do a lightning talk on fixture generators.

    January 24, 2012

  • Ariel Nunez

    Heh, seems like I used the wrong comment window to suggest Translations and here Ben beat me to it :)
    I could also do a lightning talk about Debian Packaging for Django projects. Or perhaps about 'On the fly' Dynamic Django Model creation (and registration in the Admin) using Shapefiles and the GeoAdmin as an example. Is there appetite for any of those two?

    January 24, 2012

  • Jackie Kazil

    Please correct if the following is incorrect... sounds like we have..
    Matthew Makai - What's coming in Django 1.4
    Ben Lopatin - Sharing experiences w/ developing multilingual sites & w/ testing fixtures. (Ben - is this one talk or two? - Just want to make sure that I have this down correctly.)
    Ross Karchner - Integrating EC2 + Github
    Chris Adams - monitoring work w/ Graphite & Sentry

    @Matthew
    RE: Longer talks, may we can turn some of these into future meet ups if there is enough interest. :-)

    January 23, 2012

  • Matthew Makai

    Chris, Graphite and Sentry sound like great topics, individually or together

    January 23, 2012

  • Chris Adams

    Matthew: +1 on Django 1.4.

    Ariel: I'm +1 on multilingual and could compare with how we've been tackling similar problems.

    I can talk about the monitoring work I've been doing using Graphite and Sentry

    January 20, 2012

  • Matthew Makai

    Multilingual sites and integration with EC2/Github/Fabric sounds great to me. I'd be interested in hearing longer talks on them as well if that's a future option

    1 · January 20, 2012

  • Ross M Karchner

    I can talk about the django app I wrote for CFPB that integrates EC2, Github Enterprise, and Fabric to allow staff to spin-up (and configure) development servers. I wrote a bit about it here: http://karchner.com/2012/01/11/...­

    1 · January 20, 2012

  • Ben Lopatin

    I think a Django 1.4 lighting talk would be awesome. I'd be happy to share some experience with developing multilingual sites and with testing fixtures (including fixture generators).

    January 20, 2012

  • Matthew Makai

    Are people interested in what's coming in Django 1.4? I can briefly give an overview of the most exciting 1.4 features and the backwards incompatible changes that just came out of the new development release.

    1 · January 20, 2012

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