Lightning Talks by Django-using startups

Directions

The meetup is at One Cambridge Center (Street View) in Kendall Sq.  The lobby and sidewalk are under construction.  There is a construction sign indicating where (approximately at the A marker in Street View) to enter the lobby.  Tell the guard you are attending Django Boston meetup at Dogpatch Labs. Take the elevator to the 6th Floor.

Meetup

We invite you to an evening of short lightning talks by the hottest startups in Boston, two of which are Techstars companies and two that are working out of the Dogpatch Labs incubator for startups. Hear how Django helps them to innovate at lightning speed!

Agenda

7:00-7:15 pm - Networking

7:15-8:30 pm - Speakers

8:30-9:00 pm - More networking

9:00 pm - ??  - Drinks at Mead Hall

 

Speakers 

(approx. 10 min per speaker)



Anmol Madan from Ginger.io

Ginger.io uses big data from mobile phones to provide providers, patients, caregivers and pharma with insights about real-world patient behavior and health outcomes. Our web platform is based on django and python.

In this talk, we'll share how django is used to build our mobile phone API and how we integrate django with our data analysis stack.  

James Sullivan from AdmitPad

AdmitPad is a Cambridge startup whose flagship product is the first enterprise iPad application that streamlines the university admissions process.  

Hear how we deliver an API for our iPad app and custom integrations using Django, Tastypie, MongoDB, and MySQL.

Adam Duston from InCrwd

Adam will explain how Incrwd uses continuous integration with unit and automated functional tests to deploy the Django code behind Incrwd into production several times a day.

He'll also explain how Incrwd uses MongoDB for storage, and will show off the experiment system that Incrwd developed for rapidly testing hypotheses for lean product iteration.

David Zwarg from Azavea

David will introduce python-sld and django-sld, two new python libraries for generating StyledLayerDescriptor XML documents, used to style map images in the popular mapping servers: GeoServer and MapServer.

He will touch on a bunch of geodjango fundamentals and mention spatial databases in the course of the introduction.

Nate Aune from NodeRabbit / DjangoZoom

For software development teams who value faster time to market, NodeRabbit provides a cloud application platform that combines effortless deployment with scalable and flexible hosting.

Nate will show how to deploy a Django project into production in less than 5 minutes using DjangoZoom, our one-click deployment and hosting platform specifically designed with the needs of Django developers in mind.

Ted Tieken from SittingAround

Bringing high tech to the (boring) $5 billion dollar babysitting industry.  (talk description TBD)

 

Sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors Dogpatch Labs for providing the meeting space, Ginger.io for the drinks and mosaicHUB for the food!

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  • Michael S.

    Well done and organized. I'm new to Python/Django and It's beneficial for me to see whats being done with Django. Great pizza and beer selection also

    December 16, 2011

  • John V.

    Interesting to see how Django has been utilized by the different startups. Overall, DjangoZoom stood out as being extremely cool (perhaps because its a general platform vs. very specific use case). Would love to see more on this product as well as to try it out at some point.

    December 16, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Everyone's talk was concise and to the point.

    Thanks again to the sponsors for great pizza and beer!!

    December 16, 2011

  • Christopher P.

    It was interesting to see how startups with very small developer teams--often teams of one--use Django to develop applications very rapidly. This meetup ended up being a "best practices on steroids" kind of experience for me. So glad I decided to go!

    December 16, 2011

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Our Sponsors

  • Jazkarta, Inc.

    Jazkarta is an agile web development firm based in Boston. We do Django!

  • Appsembler

    1-click testdrive of Django-based open source software applications.

  • CustomMade

    Food and beer at the March 2013 meetup.

  • Propel Marketing

    Pizza at the May 28, 2012 meetup

  • Jana

    Beer at the May 28, 2012 meetup.

  • HubSpot

    Hosting space and pizza & beer for the January 2013 event.

  • Wanderu

    Hosting of the meetup at their offices and food at the April 2013 meetup

  • Kyruus

    Drinks at the April 26, 2013 meetup.

  • Akamai

    Hosting and food for the May 2013 meetup.

  • edX

    Pizza for the June 2013 meetup.

  • Addgene

    Drinks at the Aug. 15, 2013 meetup.

  • Startup Institute

    Drinks at the Sept. 2013 meetup.

  • Solano Labs

    Drinks at the Oct. 2013 meetup event

  • AppNeta

    Drinks at Mead Hall at the November 2013 meetup.

  • Zefr

    Drinks at the Feb. 27, 2014 meetup.

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