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Django March Meetup - Spring coding awaits!

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The year is marching on, and it's time for the next meetup!

* Talks are currently being confirmed, if you wish to give a talk please contact us

We'll meet at Code Node at 7pm for the talks, followed by drinks.

Please note: in order to attend, you also need to register on the Skills Matter site for this meetup. It only takes a second: https://skillsmatter.com/groups/10546-london-django-meetup-group

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Harish Narayanan (https://skillsmatter.com/legacy_profile/harish-narayanan) - A brief introduction to Kubernetes

A brief introduction to Kubernetes and how it can help you deploy your Django application in a scalable and resilient fashion.

Harish Narayanan is an applied mathematician who loves learning about and building interesting web applications He shares what he learns through is writing and open source projects. He’s currently one of the founders and the CTO at Edgefolio, a startup building creative solutions for different stakeholders in the hedge fund industry. Previously, he was an applied mathematician and computational biologist studying a range of problems in biophysics.

Charalampos Papaloizou (https://skillsmatter.com/legacy_profile/charalampos-papaloizou) - What we learned from building Omnifolio with Django

Charalampos will be talking what he learned while building and migrating Omnifolio, how he setup the infrastructure and important mistakes to avoid in the future.

He'll discuss problmes they had with heroku, how cloudlfare and whitenoise can help, how they fixed performance problems, and what types of refactoring they've done.

Charalampos is a Django developer and software engineer. He loves Python, JavaScript and developing 2d games. He's also a secret code clasher at codingame.com

Daniel Quinn (https://skillsmatter.com/legacy_profile/daniel-quinn) - Intro to Paperless

After fighting with the process of applying for a UK visa and starting a company here, I wrote Paperless to help deal with the antiquated process of archiving probably-useless-but-just-maybe- useful documents using a simple documents scanner, Django, and a bunch of other handy utilities. The result is a web-based, self-hosted archive for all of your paper stuff. Scan it and shred it, you never need to deal with paper again.

Daniel is a Canadian expat living in London now for only a few months. He formerly worked with the RIPE NCC building Free software tools for the Atlas project, but currently contracts for the UK government with Trade & Investment. He likes Oreos and cheesecake, and oreo cheesecake especially.

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Want to give a talk? It can be as short as you like and as simple as you like. You don't need to be an expert, just have something to share. We welcome any topic as long as it's somewhat related to Django. Please get in contact with [masked].

8pm - SpaceBar

Our venue, Code Node, will have a brilliant new bar open serving both soft and alcoholic drinks, as well as snacks.

9.45pm - The Red Lion

The SpaceBar shuts around 9.45pm, so at this time we'll migrate across the road to the Red Lion pub for a final drink.