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Stupid ORM Tricks by Jacob kaplan-moss

  • Nov 3, 2011 · 6:30 PM

In case you don't have plans this Thursday night, Jacob Kaplan-Moss, one of the lead developers and co-creator of Django is in town and we will be co-hosting an event with the Django meetup folks at Yelp.

6:30p - Check-in and mingle, with Pizza and Beer provided by our generous sponsor Yelp!

7.10p - Welcome

7.15p - 3-4 Lightning Talks (5 minutes each) followed by announcements

7.45p - Featured Talk

8.45p - Q & A and more Mingling, Ping pong / Pool

9:30p - Door close and moving the party to Thirty Bear

Featured Presentation:

Stupid ORM Tricks ORMs are limiting, and anybody who argues otherwise is selling you something. Django's ORM, designed with simplicity in mind, is more limiting than most -- but it's still quite powerful. Here are some tricks that show off some (perhaps ill-advised) techniques for stepping outside of the confines of the ORM.  Jacob will cover writing custom field types, auto-generating models using database introspection, and using models on top of database views to kludge legacy schemes into submission.

Speaker Bio:

Jacob Kaplan-Moss is one of the lead developers and co-creator of Django.  At the moment, he is a consultant with Revolution Systems where he helps companies scope with high traffic and tight deadlines.  Before that, he worked for Lawrence Journal-World, where he helped develop and open source Django. 

*** important logistics***

Please follow the instructions in the RSVP process and print out your ticket to attend the event.    

As usual, looking forward to meeting you and feel free to ping me with questions or suggestions -




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  • Pat P.

    Jacob was very engaging. Enjoyed it a great deal.

    November 4, 2011

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