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[vox] BayPIGgies meeting Thursday, May 27,2010: Django: Lessons Learned in the startup world

BayPIGgies meeting Thursday, May 27, 2010: Django: Lessons Learned in
the startup world 

Tonight's talk is 
* Django: Lessons Learned in the startup world
by Barnaby Bienkowski  

Meetings usually start with a Newbie Nugget, a short discussion 
of an essential Python feature, especially for those new to Python. 
Tonight's Newbie Nugget: Debugging with PDB by Simeon Franklin 

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Symantec Vcafe
350 Ellis Street
Mountain View, CA 94043

BayPIGgies meeting information is available at 

------------------------ Agenda ------------------------

..... 7:30 PM ...........................
General hubbub, inventory end-of-meeting announcements, any 
first-minute announcements. 

..... 7:35 PM to 7:45 PM ................
Newbie Nugget: Debugging with PDB by Simeon Franklin   

..... 7:45 PM to 8:40 PM (or so) ................
* Django: Lessons Learned in the startup world 
by Barnaby Bienkowski
This talk starts with a high level overview of Django (a python 
web framework) and where it is used in the startup world then 
dives into an intermediate overview of which plugins and 
functionality to use when and where, for example, Pinax and 

* Pinax, an open-source platform built on the Django Web 
Framework, integrates reusable Django apps to provide features 
that many sites have in common, including social networking 
features with openID support

* GeoDjango, a geographic web framework, lets you build GIS 
web applications and harness the power of spatially enabled 
data: "Bye bye MySQL, Hello PostGIS."

Finally, a look at some python code demonstrates some really 
cool stuff.

"There will be something for everyone here, so bring your friends."
Barnaby Bienkowski is expert on early-stage software product
development: "My primary objective is to develop software that 
addresses real requirements for real people. I bring to the 
table practical knowledge about software technology and a 
passion for filling unmet needs in the market, and I do so in 
ways that people find accessible and helpful."

His current startup is Rubber Can, which provides a Reverse 
Auction where mechanics bid on your repair work. 

Related Links
http://sunlightfoundation.com/  (Making Government Transparent and

..... 8:50 PM to 9:30 PM  ................
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