What I Learned From DjangoGirls

Posted by: bshaurette | Date: Oct 13, 2015 | Category: Django DjangoCon

In September of this year, in conjunction with DjangoCon 2015, I helped to organize a DjangoGirls event in Austin, TX.

This isn't meant to be a comprehensive overview of the class - many other organizers in other cities have done just that already, and summed up the joys and ...

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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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Scheduling Periodic Tasks with Celery 2.3.3 and Django 1.4

Posted by: bshaurette | Date: Apr 17, 2013 | Category: Celery Django

There are going to be times in the life of your application when you'll need to perform tasks - making requests to APIs, sending emails, or storing large amounts of data, for example. To do that, you'll most likely want to implement some sort of job queue - that is, ...

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Farewell, Malcolm

Posted by: bshaurette | Date: Mar 19, 2013 | Category: Django Personal Python

Following an amazing week at PyCon, I woke up this morning to discover that I'd lost a good friend, and that the Python community has lost one of its most brilliant minds.

Details are still unclear, but Malcolm Tredinnick passed away this past weekend, apparently as the result of ...

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Batch Image Upload with Drag & Drop in the Django Admin

Posted by: bshaurette | Date: Feb 12, 2013 | Category: Django Django1.3

The assignment: Find a way to implement batch image uploads in the Django admin using a drag and drop interface. For the record, we're using jQuery 1.8, and Bootstrap for some of the styling. Temporary files are being posted to S3, using boto (for more information: http://boto.s3.amazonaws.com/s3_tut.html), while the ...

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