Virtual Nationwide Django Meetup

The San Francisco Django Meetup Group
The San Francisco Django Meetup Group
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We know it's been a trying time for many. Now, more than ever, we need to band together and take care of each other in our community.

We also need to find new ways to come together.

With that in mind, we're really proud to share that the SF Django Meetup is collaborating with its sister chapters across the country to organize the first ever virtual nationwide Django meetup on April 15th at 5PM PST / 8PM EST.

We're partnering with the NYC and Boston ( chapters to deliver engaging programming. We'll cover:

* Lightning talks
* Deep technical talks
* Who's hiring
* COVID-19 tech volunteer opportunities

If you're interested in giving a talk or being involved in any way, please reach out to myself (arithmetic@gmail) or Rudy ([masked]).

We want to give a special shout out to our friends over at PyBay, especially Grace Law, for loaning us their Zoom account.

# Talks

1. Django Patterns for Growing Backend Teams

Scaling Django teams beyond a couple engineers is challenging. Discover patterns and learnings that Jumpstart has implemented to save time and create a more secure, robust, and speedy Django REST backend service. Presenters: Gil Feig (Head of Engineering at Jumpstart) and Liam Kinney (Backend and ML/AI Engineer at Jumpstart)

2. East Meets West When Translating Django Apps

Ni hao! I developed a Django app to help my family’s small business, and I had to translate the whole thing into Mandarin Chinese. In this talk, I’ll show you how I did the translations using Django’s internationalization framework. Andrew Knight ( will present a version of his planned PyCon 2020 talk, "East Meets West When Translating Django Apps"

3. Tales From a Distributed Team

Aaron Beals, VP of Engineering at Appsembler ( will present "Tales From a Distributed Team".

4. GraphQL and Django at Scale

Choosing which technology to use for an API is a difficult decision with broad consequences. Go in-depth comparing tradeoffs and current state of the ecosystem between using Django & REST vs. Django & GraphQL vs. GraphQL as a Service. Presented by Piero Palevsky, Lead Software Engineer at Outcome Health (