Megan Taylor

front-end dev, volunteacher, news & data junkie, bibliophile, Flyers fan, sci-fi geek and kitteh servant

IRE Django Bootcamp

Today through Sunday I’ll be attending the 2008 IRE Conference in Miami. Today I’m locked in a room with about 10 others being sprayed with the firehose of Django.

I’ve played with Django a bit before, but now we’re getting serious. I’ve got my local Django session running and am poking around while Matt Waite, Aron Pilhofer and Chase Davis break us down and rebuild us in the image of Adrian Holovaty or Derek Willis.

This morning we went over the concepts behind Web frameworks and Django, looked at the code behind a homicide database and set up the local administration page. This afternoon we’ll be going over each type of file necessary to build a Web application in Django.

  • Let’s hope that your remake tends more to the Holovaty side than the Willis side. Good luck!

  • Let’s hope that your remake tends more to the Holovaty side than the Willis side. Good luck!

  • :) I don’t think employers are gonna be that picky. As long as I remember the date_of_death convention right?

  • :) I don’t think employers are gonna be that picky. As long as I remember the date_of_death convention right?

  • “Wanted: Web developer. Necessary skills: Python/Django, gypsy jazz style guitar.”

    Looks like Derek’s out of luck!

  • “Wanted: Web developer. Necessary skills: Python/Django, gypsy jazz style guitar.”

    Looks like Derek’s out of luck!

  • What’s next for Megan Taylor after this?

  • What’s next for Megan Taylor after this?

  • I start at The Miami Herald on the 16th. 12 weeks there. Then, who knows?

  • I start at The Miami Herald on the 16th. 12 weeks there. Then, who knows?

  • Yes!!! Now we can talk Model classes together. I have some ideas I want to float by you when you’re up here :)

  • Yes!!! Now we can talk Model classes together. I have some ideas I want to float by you when you’re up here :)

  • That was a helluva hosing we all got on Thursday…

    Let’s do it again!

  • That was a helluva hosing we all got on Thursday…

    Let’s do it again!

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