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Django 1.6: the best new features and the important changes

  • Jul 25, 2013 · 6:00 PM
  • IGT

In this month's talk, Julien, will present all the coolest new features soon to be released in Django 1.6. He'll also cover the important deprecations, backwards incompatible changes and everything you need to know to be prepared to upgrade your Django projects.



This month's meetup is @ IGT ( is a industry leader in manufacturing of casino games and systems for online, social and land-based casinos. They have a Django team and are looking to help give back to the open source community.


Julien Phalip

Julien discovered Django in 2007 while doing his PhD in Computing Sciences. Since then he has contributed patches to various components of the framework, in particular the admin, and he became a Django core developer in 2011. Julien was a co-founder of the Interaction Consortium ( He now works as a technical director at Nurun (, a digital agency based in San Francisco, CA.



6:00p - Check in and socialize. There will be pizza and soda provided by IGT. If anyone's company is interested in sponsoring more, let me know.

6:45p - Lightning Talks

#1 Michael Clark (IGT) - Unit Testing

#2 Beyang Liu (SourceGraph) -

7:00p - Julien's talk

7:45p - Q&A with Julien then more socializing

8:30p - Time to head home


Notes from IGT:

  • Doors will open at 6:00pm to allow enough time for the check-in process.
  • Please update the name on your account to reflect your FIRST NAME and LAST NAME. 405 Howard Security will be checking IDs at the door. *Please note: You WILL ONLY be allowed into the event if we have your first and last name (that matches the name on your ID) prior to the event.
  • IGT is generously providing us with their venue space. Let's make sure we treat it with respect and clean up after ourselves.


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  • Chris C.

    FWIW, I'm using PyCharm for my IDE, which has lint-ish like support (including PEP-8 checking), debugging, code-coverage and great introspection. I haven't _yet_ found out if it has in-built CI support though. PyCharm is Java, but its the least-sucky Java I've ever seen.

    1 · July 26, 2013

  • Stefan M.

    Michael Clark's 6-minute talk was the longest 6-minutes in my life - and I wish it would have gone on for an hour (maybe he can post his slides somewhere?) He totally inspired me to start using Nose in my PyDev projects right away. I'm also learning how to integrate these tools with Michael Foord's Mock module.

    July 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great talks, Julien and Mike! It was great to meet folks. If anyone is interested in / has feedback on Sourcegraph, feel free to shoot me an email at [masked]

    July 26, 2013

  • Joe G.

    Both the main talk and the unit testing lightning talk were terrific. Thanks!

    1 · July 26, 2013

  • Julien P.

    Thank you all for coming! I hope that you've gotten something useful out of the presentation and that you're excited about this great new release!
    Here are my slides for those of you who may be interested:

    2 · July 25, 2013

  • Stefan M.

    I've read a great article that argued using Class Based Views leads to more verbose and more difficult to maintain code as the processing requirements in the View become more complex, such as mixing in a FormView with a ListView:

    I would like to know if Django 1.6 has simplifed the flow control in Class Based Views, or will at least improve the documentation about which CBV functions you should override?

    July 21, 2013

    • Shannon -jj B.

      The book "Two Scoops of Django" has really nice coverage of CBV's including pros and cons as well as useful resources such as

      1 · July 25, 2013

    • Stefan M.

      I just bought 2 Scoops and that is how I found those resources. I highly recommend this book, as well as Pro Django 2nd Edition.

      July 25, 2013

  • Randall D.

    Switching RSVP -- can't make this one :( Too busy ><

    July 24, 2013

  • Joshua

    got to fly to austin instead.

    July 16, 2013

  • Joshua


    July 16, 2013

  • Edward M.

    1 guest please = Maria Low

    July 16, 2013

  • Michael C.

    we met at tech leminal

    July 16, 2013

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