Coming Back From Burnout: Video

Posted by: bshaurette | Date: Sep 20, 2015 | Category: DjangoCon

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Coming Back From Burnout

Posted by: bshaurette | Date: Sep 03, 2015 | Category: DjangoCon

Coming Back From Burnout

I have some bad news. I'm not a self-help guru or a motivational speaker. I don't have any magical solutions. All you're going to hear from me is plain common sense. But if you're here and you're identifying as suffering from burnout, you probably already ...

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Public Speaking for Nerds

Posted by: bshaurette | Date: Jul 21, 2015 | Category: DjangoCon Personal PyCon

I was not born with an abundance of natural self-confidence.

I barely spoke to anyone at the first few conferences I attended. Hallway track? Nah.

Naturally, I was an avowed non-presenter for years. I swore that I was too nervous, too shy. I could never do it. I'd leave it ...

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Young Coders at PyCon 2015

Posted by: bshaurette | Date: May 01, 2015 | Category: CS Education PyCon Python

2015 was my third year teaching this class at PyCon, alongside Katie Cunningham. It feels like we've been doing it so much longer, doesn't it?

This year, as last, Young Coders ran for two days - on the Saturday of the conference, we offered the class in ...

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Customizing a Django RSS Feed

Posted by: bshaurette | Date: Mar 09, 2015 | Category: Django Django1.3

The Framework: Django 1.3 (not my choice!)

The Mission: Create an RSS feed that includes an extra field for full story content, plus a few additional fields for images

I know. It's 2015 and we're still on 1.3. But the changes to Django syndication since 1.3 haven't been that dramatic, ...

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