PyLadies PyCon Proposal Party at DjangoCon 2012

Posted by: barbara | Date: Oct 22, 2012 | Category: DjangoCon Girl Geeks PyCon

Thank you, DC PyLadies, for hosting the first ever PyLadies PyCon Proposal Party! Jacqueline Kazil and Katie Cunningham organized the event, which took place at this year's DjangoCon (September 3rd through September 8) in Washington, D.C.

On Wednesday, September 5, around ten of the estimated forty ...

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Reporting with Django Multi-DB Support

Posted by: barbara | Date: Oct 15, 2012 | Category: Django

The premise

I needed to build a reporting tool that reads from multiple databases, but that doesn't write to any of them. There should be only one database that's writable from this report app, and that's the default database set up when the project is created, for managing users and ...

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Gaming for Education and Social Change

Posted by: barbara | Date: Oct 13, 2012 | Category: CS Education

I've recently experienced a personal loss that resulted in my moving from Portland to Los Angeles, but just before I left, I had the privilege of seeing Dr. Jane McGonigal speak at Concordia University. The lecture, presented on Thursday, September 20, was titled 'The ...

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DjangoCon 2012 Videos

Posted by: barbara | Date: Oct 09, 2012 | Category: Django DjangoCon Python


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Open Source Contributions Come In All Shapes And Sizes

Posted by: barbara | Date: Oct 08, 2012 | Category: Django Python

Listen: Billy Pilgrim has come unstuck in time.

Okay, that has nothing to do with the subject of this post, but when I tweeted out a request for suggestions for an opening line, that was the most interesting response (thank you, @kantrn). I got others that were a lot ...

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