Past Meetup

Django Boston Dec 2010

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Django Boston
Thu Dec 9 2010

6pm-630pm Networking at Venture Café
630pm Introductions
645pm Talks
Jacob Kaplan-Moss, Writing Great Documentation
Paul Bissex, Using Django to Replace Proprietary Database Tools

Jacob Kaplan-Moss
Writing Great Documentation
A look at the structural elements that make documentation useful, including how to break documentation down into component parts, tips on how to get documentation done, and community processes for handling documentation in teams (open or not). We'll also talk about what I'm calling "Documentation Driven Development" (a riff off Test Driven Development) and briefly look at a few Python documentation tools.

Paul Bissex
Using Django to Replace Proprietary Database Tools
Paul will show how he used Django to build a complete solution for live attendance tracking and equipment loan in a career school environment. The system replaced proprietary database systems from two different vendors. It manages all attendance taking and reporting for over 100 class sessions per week. It also tracks equipment lending from a $1 million inventory.

Jacob Kaplan-Moss will be in Boston for two Django workshops. Apply "djangoboston" code for 10% discount.

The Best of the Django Ecosystem (Boston)
Thursday, December 09, 2010 from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (ET)
http://djangoeco-bos.... (

Django Deployment Workshop (Boston)
Friday, December 10, 2010 from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (ET)
http://deploydjango-b... (

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