Introduction to Python/Django for Experienced Web Developers

Since its release in 2005, Django ( has grown to be the leading framework for developing web applications in Python. It is used by major sites such as Instagram, Disqus, and NASA. This introduction to web programming with Python and Django presumes experience with basic server-side web development principles (in any language). The goal is to show how Django delivers solutions to many common problems and needs faced by web developers. (Some developers call Python "executable pseudocode," meaning that it is relatively easy to read even if you haven't written it before. So if you lack Python experience, don't fear.) During the session you will also see a simple site developed, from project skeleton to running web application.
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Sep 11 2015 - 2:00pm-Sep 11 2015 - 4:50pm
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Paul Bissex is a software developer specializing in the Python programming language and Django, the leading Python web framework. Paul is co-author of the book Python Web Development with Django (published by Addison-Wesley). Paul was previously Director of Software Development at Hallmark Institute of Photography, building both internal web applications and public websites. During that time he also taught web design and marketing skills to professional photographers in training. Paul works as a software developer for Cox Media Group, on the web/mobile publishing system used by CMG's television/radio/newspaper properties around the country. The system serves approximately 20 million pages per day. He lives in Greenfield with his wife and two sons.