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Full Stack Web Development with Ember.js and Django in Python

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Full Stack Web Development with Ember.js and Django in Python


In 2019, most developers find themselves building applications using frontend JavaScript frameworks that query data from an API. One of those frontend frameworks is Ember.js, which comes batteries-included with routing, models, testing and an ecosystem of plugins and helpers. Django, a high-level MVC Python web framework, with the powerful toolkit Django Rest Framework (DRF), is a useful tool for powering API development.

Michael Johnson will speak about Full Stack Web Development with Ember.js and Django in Python. This talk will cover high-level concepts about APIs, as well as low-level demonstration of code required to connect frontend to the backend. The final product will make client-side (browser) changes that will persist in a database through the API.

Join us for this lunch talk on Wednesday, May 8th at 12pm noon. We Write Code is hosting and providing lunch, so please RSVP so we have an accurate count.

Check out the demo code ahead of time!

About the Speaker
Michael Johnson is a software developer who transitioned from a career in science and engineering. Michael enjoys fun and games, but gets the biggest thrill in life from collaborative learning and teaching. He is an advocate for minorities in STEM and loves to dance. Originally from just outside of Seattle, Mike moved to Iowa for graduate school where he did research on photonic sensors, after studying bacteria as an undergrad. He taught physics at Grand View University before transitioning to web development. The tech stack for this presentation is inspired by the development process he learned while working at IMT Group’s Computer Service Dev Team. While enjoying the tech and team at IMT, he has chosen to pursue other adventures with Source Allies.

About the Sponsor
We Write Code is a dev shop located in the East Village who puts focus into building applications that facilitate communication, process payments, and manage/process large data sets. If you're interested in joining their team, they are hiring! Learn more at

In addition to the ramp on E 6th just south of Locust St, street parking is available throughout the East Village, and free parking can be found 1 block north of Grand.

500 E Locust St #300 · Des Moines, IA