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January Django Meetup

Start your 2016 as you mean to go on - by attending a Django meetup.

We have a great line up this month, with a whopping five talks.  Whether you're a newer Django developer wanting to improve your understanding of some key concepts, or a seasoned Djangonaut, there should be something for you.

We'll meet at Code Node at 7pm for the talks, followed by drinks.

Please note: in order to attend, you also need to register on the Skills Matter site for this meetup.  It only takes a second: https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/7721-london-django-meetup

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Schedule:

7pm - Talks


Factoryboy: Creating data for unit tests in an easy way - Andrea Grandi

Factoryboy is a Python library that replaces fixtures, useful when writing unit tests and some generated data is needed.


What is Django Channels? - Anand Kumria

A brief glance at Django channels. What, why and where will you use them.


Heroku tour - Marco Alabruzzo

A brief introduction to Heroku: what it is, when it is convenient to use it, strengths and caveats, and how to build an application that can get the most from a cloud platform infrastructure.


Creating a custom Django Middleware - Andrea Grandi
Basic tutorial to learn about Django middlewares and how to create one.


Getting the most out of Class Based Views - David Seddon

An overview of the key features of Django's powerful class based views, and why you should use them.  Particularly suitable for Django improvers, but there should be something in there for more experienced developers too.


Want to give a talk?  It can be as short as you like and as simple as you like.  You don't need to be an expert, just have something to share.  We welcome any topic as long as it's somewhat related to Django.  Please get in contact with [masked].

8pm - SpaceBar

Our venue, Code Node, will have a brilliant new bar open serving both soft and alcoholic drinks, as well as snacks.

9.45pm - The Red Lion

The SpaceBar shuts around 9.45pm, so at this time we'll migrate across the road to the Red Lion pub for a final drink.

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