• Django-NYC Talk Night @Microsoft co-hosted with NYCPython

    Save the date! Thursday, Feb 7th, is the 1st Django-NYC meetup of 2019. This event is co-hosted with NYCPython, that holds the Python community together hosting meetups every Wednesday at Microsoft. Talk list: # Deploying Django on AWS lambda with Zappa by Mohammed "Flak" Ali A demonstration and overview of deploying Django "serverlessly" with a library called Zappa. We'll cover the benefits, caveats, usecases, and pitfalls, as well as deploy a high throughput Django API in all of 20 minutes. Flak is half of a small web development agency in NYC, and he've settled on Zappa as his deployment framework of choice for most of his clients. # A Peek Behind the Curtains: How Django Auto-Generates the Initial Setup by Marcus Willock In this talk, we will take an introspective look at how Django auto-generates files and walk through what actually happens when you run`django-admin startproject mysite`. Marcus is a python dev that dreams of getting more sleep #WorksInTheCityButLivesInJersey

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  • Django NYC November Talk Night @ Stack Overflow

    Stack Overflow

    Join Django NYC in November for a night of talks! -*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*- SPEAKERS & TALKS -*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*- # Custom Interface Servers for Django Channels, Matt Nishi-Broach Django Channels enables real-time interactions for your Django projects, but it only comes with out-of-the-box support for Websockets and HTTP. This talk will take you through the basics of building custom Interface Servers so you can expand Channels to work with other protocols such as IRC, MQTT, and more. # Adding Vue.js components to Your Django Application, Will Plaehn # Custom StreamField Blocks in Wagtail CMS, Geoffrey Sechter -*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*- EVENT DETAILS -*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*- 6:00 PM: Doors open: meet & greet 6:30 PM: Scheduled talks 7:45 PM: Lightning talks, open floor 8:00 PM: Open networking 8:30 PM: Doors close You must be on the RSVP list to attend and ID must be shown at the front desk. Please follow the code of conduct to make the meetup a friendly and welcoming place for everyone! https://www.meetup.com/nycpython/messages/boards/thread/51565172 Thank you to Stack Overflow for hosting this event :)

  • Talk Night @ thelab, co-hosted with NYC Python

    Join Django-NYC & NYC-Python for a night of talks! (If you are a member of both groups, please choose _one_ page for your RSVP, not both) -*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*- SPEAKERS & TALKS -*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*- # Django with CI/CD by Alex Abstract: A walkthrough of how we deploy Django apps (with or without an Angular frontend) using Docker and GitlabCI. # How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love atomic() by Nick Sweeting Abstract: Did you know every Django app already behaves like a distributed system, even when it’s running only on one server? In this talk I’ll go over some of the distributed systems & database fundamentals that you’ll need to understand when building a Python project that handles sensitive data. -*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*- SPEAKER BIOS -*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*- Alex Bio: Alex is a developer at an agency that prefers the use of Django in their projects. Nick Sweeting bio: I dropped out of high school in Shanghai to start coding, and have been founding and working at startups in San Francisco, Portland, Montreal, and NYC ever since. He’ve been working with Django since my first under-the-table gig for a Shanghainese food-delivery startup, but have carried those skills with me from the healthcare and agriculture industries, to now the online gaming and blockchain worlds by cofounding a poker startup in Medellín called OddSlingers. I love making mistakes and asking stupid questions, it’s the best way to learn! -*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*- EVENT DETAILS -*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*- Doors @ 6pm, first talk @ 6:30pm. You must be on the RSVP list to attend, and ID must be shown at the front desk to enter the building. Please follow the code of conduct to make the meetup a friendly and welcoming place for everyone! https://www.meetup.com/nycpython/messages/boards/thread/51565172 Thank you TheLab for hosting us this event :)

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  • Django-NYC August Meetup

    JOOR

    Save the date! August 14th is our next Django-NYC event Talk's list: - Getting Started with GraphQL on Django by Roberto Pedroso Over the last year, JOOR has built a GraphQL API on top of Django that services tens of thousands of users while exposing hundreds of gigabytes of data. Roberto, a Lead Engineer at JOOR, will talk about first steps for building GraphQL APIs on Django. He will share best practices his team has developed along the way, including lessons learned about performance, security, and code organization. - Texting the Mars Rover in Python using Django and Twilio by Sam Agnew NASA has a bunch of awesome APIs which give you programmatic access to the wonders of space. The Mars Rover Photos API in particular is really amazing as you can use it to see what kind of pictures the Mars Curiosity rover has been taking. In this talk, we will live-code a Django app that allows users to get photos from Mars via text messaging. This will be a beginner friendly talk covering some of the basics of web development in Django. And shootout for JOOR that is providing us refreshments & space! JOOR is one of the world’s largest digital marketplaces. A company that you probably haven’t heard of since we focus on wholesale, but facilitates over $6B in orders for well-known clients like Neiman Marcus, Kate Spade and thousands of other brands and retailers. Our Engineering team is building out these e-commerce and data-intensive systems using the latest, best practices along with newer technologies like GraphQL and Kubernetes. Led by experienced product and engineering leaders, our mission is to be the de facto, mobile-first global wholesale platform.

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  • Django-NYC Talks + July Hacknight at JOOR

    Save the date! July 5th, right after Independence Day, is the next Django-NYC meet-up. - Getting started with Django by Jessica Garson, NYU professor and DC/NYC based developer/tech inclusion advocate - E-Commerce & Storage challenges, Building a Platform for the Regulated Cannabis Industry by Zach Silverman, Co-founder & CTO of leaflink.com - How to Make a Diverse & Inclusive Team a Reality by Derek Parham, CTO at JOOR And shootout for JOOR that is providing us refreshments & space! JOOR is one of the world’s largest digital marketplaces. A company that you probably haven’t heard of since we focus on wholesale, but facilitates over $6B in orders for well-known clients like Neiman Marcus, Kate Spade and thousands of other brands and retailers. Our Engineering team is building out these e-commerce and data-intensive systems using the latest, best practices along with newer technologies like GraphQL and Kubernetes. Led by experienced product and engineering leaders, our mission is to be the de facto, mobile-first global wholesale platform.

  • Django-NYC Lightning Talks + May Hacknight at thelab

    Scheduled Lightning Talks (Starting at 6:30pm) • How Django hashes passwords and how to customize it by David Burke • Django Rest Framework and Kakfa by Alex Zhang • Django Database Mistakes We Made So You Don't Have To • scikit-learn and Django – Building a Production Machine Learning System Interested in giving a lightning talk? We will host a small round of lightning talks if we get folks willing to share! Talks should be around 5-7 minutes. Join us for our hacknight for Django developers + newcomers to work on their projects and/or connect with other developers. For best results, bring your laptop. For those building and refining their Django skills, the following resources are recommended: • DjangoGirls Tutorial (http://tutorial.djangogirls.org/) • Marina Mele's Taskbuster Tutorial (http://www.marinamele.com/taskbuster-django-tutorial) • Test-Driven Development with Python (http://chimera.labs.oreilly.com/books/1234000000754/index.html) • Mastering Django (http://masteringdjango.com/) • Django REST Framework Tutorial (http://www.django-rest-framework.org/tutorial/quickstart/) About our sponsor thelab (http://thelabnyc.com/) We are an agency of makers with deep expertise in solving creative, production and technology challenges. Our focus is on making better work, to help brands work better. We partner directly with clients to think big, build from scratch, and design for reality. And our production roots ensure that every great idea gets delivered right. Lean and nimble, we like moving quickly and decisively. From branding & design, production workflow solutions, ecommerce builds or anything in between, thelab mixes inspiration and hard work to produce results that mean business. Oh, and we host a mean barbecue too.

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  • Django-NYC April Hacknight at Sawhorse Media

    588 Broadway, Manhattan, NY 10012

    This will be one of our last scheduled meetups for a while! Join us for our hacknight for Django developers + newcomers to work on their projects and/or connect with other developers. For best results, bring your laptop. For those building and refining their Django skills, the following resources are recommended: • DjangoGirls Tutorial (http://tutorial.djangogirls.org/) • Marina Mele's Taskbuster Tutorial (http://www.marinamele.com/taskbuster-django-tutorial) • Test-Driven Development with Python (http://chimera.labs.oreilly.com/books/1234000000754/index.html) • Mastering Django (http://masteringdjango.com/) • Django REST Framework Tutorial (http://www.django-rest-framework.org/tutorial/quickstart/) About our sponsor Sawhorse Media (http://sawhorsemedia.com/) Sawhorse Media is the technology company behind Muck Rack and the Shorty Awards. Muck Rack enables you to tell your story to the media by pitching journalists on story ideas, getting alerts when journalists mention your brand or keyword, and measuring the impact of your PR efforts. Journalists use Muck Rack to manage their online identity and track how their articles are shared. The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media globally. Past winners include Ricky Gervais, Conan O'Brien, Cory Booker, Grover, Stephen Fry, George Takei and Jerry Seinfeld. The Shortys also honor the best work by brands and media companies on social media. The annual ceremony brings together people IRL from around the world and generates a lot of hashtags.

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  • Django-NYC March Hacknight

    Octane Lending

    • What we'll do We're back! Join us for our weekly hacknight for Django developers + newcomers to work on their projects and/or connect with other developers. For best results, bring your laptop. For those building and refining their Django skills, the following resources are recommended: • DjangoGirls Tutorial (http://tutorial.djangogirls.org/) • Marina Mele's Taskbuster Tutorial (http://www.marinamele.com/taskbuster-django-tutorial) • Test-Driven Development with Python (http://chimera.labs.oreilly.com/books/1234000000754/index.html) • Mastering Django (http://masteringdjango.com/) • Django REST Framework Tutorial (http://www.django-rest-framework.org/tutorial/quickstart/) About our sponsor Octane Lending (https://octanelending.com/) Octane Lending, a fast-growing fintech startup in New York City tackling the inefficiencies of consumer lending. Our flagship technology, the Octane Marketplace, boosts merchants' sales by enabling customers to procure financing — quickly, in shop, and without paperwork — from lenders across the entire FICO spectrum. On the back end, the Octane Loan Origination System gives lenders access to a wide merchant base and equips loan officers to operate at scale, automatically scoring all incoming applications and providing a state-of-the-art streamlined deal-closing process. Customers benefit because we help them afford their dream products, merchants love us because we help them quickly close more deals, and lenders are lining up to be our partners because we bring them new, scaleable business. • What to bring Yourself! Laptop if you plan on coding or getting help on a problem • Important to know

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  • PSF PyCon Startup Row Pitch Event at Bloomberg

    Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-psf-pycon-startup-row-pitch-event-at-bloomberg-registration-42214260991 • What we'll do Join New York City’s Python and entrepreneurial communities on February 1st at Bloomberg’s New York Headquarters office (731 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10009) at 6:00pm for an evening mashup of Python and Startups. • 6:00 pm - Doors open • 6:15 pm - Opening remarks • 6:20 pm - Time for keynote speaker • 6:30 pm - Pitches start • 7:30 pm - Voting and announcements • 7:45 pm - Announce winner and networking reception • 8:30 pm - Event conclusion and guests depart We will conclude the evening with networking and light refreshments, courtesy of Bloomberg. We'll give startups five minutes to pitch and another five minutes of live Q&A from the audience. The winning team will be awarded two conference badges and a free booth in Startup Row at PyCon US 2018 in May. (More information about Startup Row at PyCon can be found here.) Our winning New York startup will join an alumni list that includes companies like Docker, Mixpanel, X.ai, Plotly and Quantopian, among over 75 others. If you’d like to apply to pitch at this Startup Row event, submit an application at https://bitly.com/applySR18 and then message the event organizers (on Eventbrite)! • Important to know Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-psf-pycon-startup-row-pitch-event-at-bloomberg-registration-42214260991 If you’d like to apply to pitch at this Startup Row event, submit an application at https://bitly.com/applySR18 and then message the event organizers!

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  • Django Hacknight at Microsoft Reactor

    Location visible to members

    Note - Attendees MUST register with Microsoft for access to the building in addition to the RSVP on the meetup. https://aka.ms/ReactorNYC We're back! Join us for our weekly hacknight for Django developers + newcomers to work on their projects and/or connect with other developers. For best results, bring your laptop. For those building and refining their Django skills, the following resources are recommended: • DjangoGirls Tutorial (http://tutorial.djangogirls.org/) • Marina Mele's Taskbuster Tutorial (http://www.marinamele.com/taskbuster-django-tutorial) • Test-Driven Development with Python (http://chimera.labs.oreilly.com/books/1234000000754/index.html) • Mastering Django (http://masteringdjango.com/) • Django REST Framework Tutorial (http://www.django-rest-framework.org/tutorial/quickstart/) About our sponsor Microsoft Reactor (https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/reactor/) The Microsoft Reactor NYC is a 4000 square foot sponsored lounge/event space, located inside the Hub at Grand Central Tech. The Hub, part of Grand Central Tech, is a co-working space for urban tech startups who are interested in building their businesses, connecting with city agencies, and taking advantage of MS products and resources.

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