Please join us for an especially exciting Django-district!
First, we're thrilled to have Matt Makai (https://github.com/makaimc), Developer Evangelist at Twilio (https://www.twilio.com/blog/2014/02/introducing-developer-evangelist-matt-makai.html), speaking to us about asynchronous Python web apps. Matt delivered a previous version of this talk to San Francisco's Python meetup to rave reviews in January.
Second, we'll help DC digital agency iStrategyLabs (http://istrategylabs.com/) break in their brand new offices in Shaw at the Wonder Bread Factory! Here's a taste of what to expect (https://twitter.com/istrategylabs/status/557558493209980928).
iStrategyLabs will also provide food and drink, so you can come hungry!
• 6:30-7:00pm - Arrive, eat, and catch up
• 7:00-7:15pm - Announcements
• 7:15-8:15pm - Talk, Q&A
• 8:15-8:30pm - Wrap-up
• 8:30pm - Migrate to a social venue nearby
About the talk:
Why should Node.js folks have all the asynchronous web application fun? In this talk you'll learn how to use WebSockets with Python, Flask and gevent to build full-duplex communications into your web apps. We'll live code from a blank file to a completed app that updates vote counters in a web browser via WebSockets without page refreshes. Along the way you'll learn good practices to follow when working with virtualenv and Python application dependencies.
Matt Makai (https://github.com/makaimc) (@mattmakai (https://twitter.com/mattmakai)) is a Twilio Developer Evangelist (https://www.twilio.com/blog/2014/02/introducing-developer-evangelist-matt-makai.html) and Python web developer based in Washington, D.C. He was a speaker in 2014 at EuroPython (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6NaOKD40rY) and DjangoCon US (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMtiCX38w20) and will be speaking in Montreal at PyCon 2015 with the talks "Choose Your Own WSGI Deployment Adventure (https://us.pycon.org/2015/schedule/presentation/336/)" and "virtualenv for New Pythonistas (https://us.pycon.org/2015/schedule/presentation/421/)". Matt has contributed to the Ansible project and programmed the Underwear (https://pypi.python.org/pypi/underwear/0.4.5) and Plushcap (https://pypi.python.org/pypi/plushcap/0.2.2) libraries hosted on PyPI. He also writes the Full Stack Python (http://www.fullstackpython.com/) website read by over 15,000 developers a month to help them understand how to build and deploy their WSGI-powered web applications.