July Django Meetup


Arrive at Code Node from 6:30pm for talks starting at 7pm, followed by socializing in the Code Node Space Bar and then The Red Lion.

Please note: in order to attend, you need to be registered on Skills Matter too. Please do so at https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/9671-london-django-july-meetup

This meetup is sponsored by:

Festicket (https://festicket.workable.com/): "Festival package travel startup. 50+ staff, high pay, ping pong + beer."

Funding Options (https://www.fundingoptions.com/): "Funding Options is the free marketplace for business finance, using matching technology to help UK businesses access tens of millions of pounds in finance every year."

Time Out (http://timeout.com/): "The trusted global platform that inspires and enables people to experience the best of the city."


6:30pm - Arrivals

Code Node is open, feel free to arrive early, grab some free tea/coffee/water, and socialize whilst we set up

7pm - Talks

DjangoCon Europe 2017 Highlights - Yves Weissig
"The future is already here — it's just not very evenly distributed"

Beginning of April this year developers, makers, software engineers, tinkerers, designers, hackers gathered in Florence, Italy to talk about diversity, responsibility, the importance of community and the future of Django.

Yves is CTO and deputy CEO of CGscope, a data provider with a specific focus on bank governance.

Working with Django forms: beyond the basics - Oli Guei

Django forms are used to temporarily store and validate data input. In this talk, Oli will look at using Django to access user input, validate it, bind uploaded files and test forms.

Oli began as a web designer back at school with Photoshop/Dreamweaver. He started writing server-side code with PHP and CodeIgniter before moving onto Python and Django when it was in version 1.5.

Generic Foreign Keys: Why not? - Gareth Lloyd

Gareth has been using and abusing generic foreign keys all over his current project. In this talk, he'll share his favourite and least favourite things about them, along with 3 years' worth of tips and pitfalls.

Gareth is CTO at Housekeep, London's biggest and best home cleaning platform. Before that he was one of the earliest employees at Conversocial. He has used Django on everything he's built ever since he found it and fell in love 7 years ago.

8pm - The Space Bar

We'll enjoy some drinks on the sponsored tab whilst we socialize and discuss all things Django.

~9pm - The Red Lion

We'll migrate across the road to a room booked in the Red Lion pub, where there is a bar menu available should anyone like to eat.