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SoCal Piggies May meeting

  • May 17, 2012 · 7:00 PM

We skipped our meeting in April, but we will have one in May. It will happen at Evite in West Hollywood on Thu. May 17th, from 7 PM to 9:30 PM. We already have 2 talks lined up.


1) Evan Cofsky: "Amazonian Fabric" -- How Memrise builds and scales Ubuntu EC2 instances using boto and Fabric

2) Danny Greenfeld and Audrey Roy: "Round Pegs and Square Holes: Django and MongoDB"

The common approach for getting MongoDB to work with Django has been to replace Django ORM based pieces with MongoDB based alternatives. This is usually accomplished by forcing MongoDB to behave like a relational database and is done with extremely sophisticated code. Theresult is something that doesn’t behave quite as nicely as a relational database, and negates many of the advantages MongoDB (and other NoSQL databases) possess, hence the title of this talk. This talk will not only go over the existing heroic but flawed approaches, but will also propose a simpler, more direct path for getting Django to play well with MongoDB. Simpler is important, because it makes possible the creation of a developer-accepted bridge between MongoDB powered efforts and the hundreds of Django ORM powered efforts available on Django Packages.

The exact address for Evite is 8800 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069. Enter the building from

Palm Ave. and tell the parking attendant you are here for the Python meeting (parking is free). Then go to the lobby and ask the security guard for the screening room (the door to the room might also be open at that time).

Pizza and drinks will be sponsored by Evite.


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  • Audrey Roy G.

    Having a chance to practice our DjangoCon Europe talk before a friendly audience really helped.

    May 18, 2012

  • Ursula

    Two very interesting talks.

    May 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Two great presentations, and a whole lots of excellent people in attendance. Looking forward to the next one!

    May 18, 2012

  • Michael M.

    Two excellent talks. Nice venue. Engaging audience.

    May 18, 2012

  • Daniel Roy G.

    Evan gave a great talk. People received ours very well.

    May 18, 2012

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